Obtained through steam distillation of the leaves of the Patchouli plant, it has been used for centuries to keep bugs away from fabric and clothing.
Benefits and Uses
Anti-depressant: When inhaled, Patchouli stimulates the production of serotonin and dopamine, which work in the “pleasure center” of the brain to promote a general feeling of well-being.
Cytophylactic: Patchouli stimulates cell production, particularly red blood cells. This aids the body in fighting infection and cell reparation from previous damage due to free radicals and heavy metals in the blood.
Fungicidal: Proven effective in fighting fungal infections, both external and internal. Particularly effective at fighting Athlete’s Foot.
Insecticide: Known since ancient times to be extremely effective at keeping bugs away. Can be mixed in with washwater when washing linens to make an effective deterrent for bed bugs, lice, mosquitos, fleas and other biting insects.
The long-lasting aroma may be unpleasant to some people.