$19.90

Patchouli PLANT – Untreated & Heirloom – Aromatic Medicinal Perennial Herb – Pogostemon cablin

Who doesn’t know the magical scent of Patchouli? In addition to its popularity as an essential oil, patchouli finds application in natural medicine, industry, and cooking.
It is highly regarded as a medicinal plant in the aromatherapy. This perennial herb has multiple uses such as natural insect repellent, flavoring agent, and seasoning. It is used to relax the mind, and boost libido, and to treat the respiratory system. Patchouli can help the digestive system, strengthens immunity, and has a mild diuretic effect. Minor cuts and bruises can also be treated externally with the tea. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and relieves sore and fatigued muscles. The homegrown dehydrated Patchouli leaves and flowers can be used to make tinctures and essential and infused oils. I love to use my homemade Patchouli-infused oil to make my beauty products and perfume!  Read more interesting facts below.

Patchouli PLANT – Untreated & Heirloom – Aromatic Medicinal Perennial Herb – Pogostemon cablin

Who doesn’t know the magical scent of Patchouli? In addition to its popularity as an essential oil, patchouli finds application in natural medicine, industry, and cooking.
It is highly regarded as a medicinal plant in the aromatherapy. This perennial herb has multiple uses such as natural insect repellent, flavoring agent, and seasoning. It is used to relax the mind, and boost libido, and to treat the respiratory system. Patchouli can help the digestive system, strengthens immunity, and has a mild diuretic effect. Minor cuts and bruises can also be treated externally with the tea. It acts as an anti-inflammatory and relieves sore and fatigued muscles. The homegrown dehydrated Patchouli leaves and flowers can be used to make tinctures and essential and infused oils. I love to use my homemade Patchouli-infused oil to make my beauty products and perfume!  Read more interesting facts below.

Interesting facts about Patchouli: “Pogostemon cablin Benth. (patchouli) is an important herb which possesses many therapeutic properties and is widely used in the fragrance industries. In traditional medicinal practices, it is used to treat colds, headaches, fever, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain, insect and snake bites. In aromatherapy, patchouli oil is used to relieve depression, stress, calm nerves, control appetite and to improve sexual interest. Till now more than 140 compounds, including terpenoids, phytosterols, flavonoids, organic acids, lignins, alkaloids, glycosides, alcohols, aldehydes have been isolated and identified from patchouli. The main phytochemical compounds are patchouli alcohol, α-patchoulene, β-patchoulene, α-bulnesene, seychellene, norpatchoulenol, pogostone, eugenol and pogostol. Modern studies have revealed several biological activities such as antioxidant, analgesic, anti-inflammatory, antiplatelet, antithrombotic, aphrodisiac, antidepressant, antimutagenic, antiemetic, fibrinolytic and cytotoxic activities. (Swamy et.al. 2015)

Planting and growing tips:

  1. Give it a good drink and place it in a half-shade position out of the wind.
  2. Leave it in the original pot for a few days until it recovers from the journey.
  3. Re-pot or plant into the ground at the latest when the roots start to come out of the bottom holes.
  4. Watering straight after planting is essential! From then on as required.
  5. It doesn’t like to sit in water so a well-drained position is best. All our edibles grow happily and quickly in slightly raised garden beds.
  6. It grows best in full sun and partial shade and in many types of soil, however, the better the soil, the quicker and better the plant will grow.
  7. Grow in your garden or in a pot to bring inside if you get frost in your area.

Additional notes:

  • The price is for one young plant in a small pot, coming from the mother plant, naturally grown with lots of love in my permaculture food forest in Pacific Haven QLD Australia. Sending within Australia only, not to NORFOLK ISLAND, NT, SA, TAS, or WA. Pick up by appointment only.
  • Most of our nursery plants grow in a semi-shade. Introducing them to the sun slowly before replanting to their permanent position will promote healthy growth.
  • Do your research before trying any new foods. Please also note our disclaimer in the footer of this page.

Do your research before trying any new foods. Please also note our disclaimer in the footer of this page.

 

References: Swamy, M. K., & Sinniah, U. R. (2015). A Comprehensive Review on the Phytochemical Constituents and Pharmacological Activities of Pogostemon cablin Benth.: An Aromatic Medicinal Plant of Industrial Importance. Molecules, 20(5), 8521-8547. https://doi.org/10.3390/molecules20058521

Weight 1.5 kg
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