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June 7, 2012 / martinezyoga

Wake Up! Smell The…

Patchouli – Pogostemon cablin

Aroma – Earthy, sweet, herbaceous, smoky.

Therapeutic Properties – Tonic, anti-infectious, antiseptic, decongestant, antibiotic, antifungal, antidepressant, antitoxic, aphrodisiac, astringent, calmative.

Part Used – Non-flower leaves

Interesting Fact – Possibly originated in Malaysia although the word apparently comes from the south Indian Tamil language, patch, meaning “green,” and ilai meaning “leaf.”

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