Complete Guide to Essential Oils/A to Z of essential oils/Patchouli

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Pogostemon cablin leaves and flowers
Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin)

Patchouli oil comes from the leaves of Pogostemon cablin plants. It has a spicy, woody scent.

Properties[edit]

Circulatory[edit]

Reduces water retention and cellulite.

Digestive[edit]

Relieves constipation.

Emotional[edit]

Soothes stress, anxiety and depression.

Gynecological[edit]

Helps premenstrual syndrome.

Immunological[edit]

Fights bacterial and fungal infections.

Sexual[edit]

Increases libido.

Skin[edit]

Improves acne, eczema and scar tissue. Promotes wound healing. Alleviates insect bites.