Patchouli is recognized by aromatherapists as being effective for combating nervous disorders, is excellent for general skin care, dermatitis, dandruff, athletes’ foot, eczema, acne and sores. The specific properties include use as an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, antimicrobial, antiseptic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, deodorant, fungicidal. In the perfumery industry, it is interesting to note that Patchouli improves with age, and that the aged product is what is preferred over freshly harvested. In aromatherapy, Patchouli is an excellent fixative that can help extend other, more expensive oils.
For external use only, not to be taken internally.