What is Patchouli Oil?
Patchouli Oil is a type of essential oil extract from the leaves of the patchouli plant. The Patchouli plant is a native to Southeast Asia. The oil is produced by harvesting and drying the leaves and stems of the plant. Afterwards, they are distilled to extract pure, concentrated essential oil.
Patchouli itself is a plant that is widely used in many aspects thanks to its heavy, strong, woody and earthly scent. For instance, Patchouli is used in Perfume, incense, and culinary. In Asia, Patchouli is also used in herbal tea as a key ingredient for its properties.
In oil form, Patchouli offers a wide range of benefits that may boost your health.
What can it do?
Patchouli Oil has a wide range of uses throughout the world. Including:
In many recent studies, it is found that the Patchouli Oil have anti-inflammatory effect. As a result of this effect, it may also have the benefit of pain relief.
When applied to skin, the oil forms a protection against ultraviolet
(UV) radiation. Average people expose to UV radiation everyday under the sun when they are outdoor. Our skin forms wrinkles as collagen decreases when we are exposed to UV radiation.
Moreover, it is also found in some studies that the Patchouli Oil can inhibit growth of some bacteria and fungal!
In fact, Patchouli Oil is a more natural alternative to be used as an insecticide as well. While you gain benefits from the oil, the house flies and some species of ants will be purged by it. Needless to say, Patchouli Oil is much less harmful to you than man-made, chemical-based pesticides.
Lastly, Patchouli Oil are edible in low concentration. So you can add a few drops to add extra flavour to your cooking.
The usage of Patchouli Oil has been long evidenced in human history. It offers a wide range of health benefits as well as being a non-toxic alternative for insecticide. Be sure to give it a try!