[Herbalist] Patchouli Oil
akashadance2 at yahoo.com
Mon Feb 16 20:57:00 PST 2004
Patchouli is related to mint. Pogostemon Cablin
(Blanco) Benth or Pogostemon heyneanus Benth.
It belongs to the Lamiacce family.
It is from India. It's used for moth repellant, soap,
deodorant, incense, and many other uses. Oil is
produced by stem distillation.
--- jenne at fiedlerfamily.net wrote:
> > However, patchouli is not an herb I am familiar
> with. Where did it
> >come from, and what is its history? Does anyone
> know if it is safe as a
> >dilute wash? Since I first encountered it as a
> soap, I am fairly certain
> >it is. Was it used in washing, or should I be
> sprinkling it on pillows
> >& in sachets, instead?
> I've read that patchouli was first imported from
> India into Western Europe
> in the 18th and 19th century in packaging for
> shawls. So the history of it
> is Indian rather than European... anyone out there
> with Indian research
> -- Pani Jadwiga Zajaczkowa, Knowledge Pika
> jenne at fiedlerfamily.net
> "For so many years gentle has been equated with
> weakness, but it requires
> more strength to be gentle, so it's the everyday
> encounters of life that I
> think we've prepared children for and prepared them
> to be good to other
> people and to consider other people." -- Bob Keeshan
> (Capt. Kangaroo)
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