Folk Names: Pucha-Pot, Kablin, Patchouly
Gender: Feminine Planet: Saturn Element: Earth
Astrological Primary: Aquarius, Capricorn
Astrological Secondary: Taurus, Virgo
Gods: Bacchus, Shango, Dionysus, Herne, Obatala, Oggun, Set
Powers: Money, Fertility, Lust
Magical: Patchouli smells like rich earth, and so has been used in money and prosperity mixtures, and spells. It is sprinkled onto money, added to purses and wallets, and placed around the base of green candles. Also, owing to its earthiness, patchouli is used in fertility talismans, and is also substituted for "graveyard dust" where it is called for. Patchouli is added to love sachets and baths. Although in contemporary American voo-doo based herbal magic patchouli is used for "separation," this is a modern concept and has no long tradition. In point of fact, patchouli is actually used to attract people and to promote lust. This points ot differences in herb magic practices.
Medicinal: The health benefits of Patchouli essential oil benefits are helpful for people who suffer from depression. It has been observed that the use of this essential oil helps uplift the mood and reduces stress. It is even now a popular oil in aromatherapy. Using this oil in the diffuser helps create an atmosphere that is relaxing and free from stressful vibes. Patchouli helps in reducing inflammation or fever which makes it a very effective Antiphlogistic. The health benefits of Patchouli essential oil include having antiseptic properties. When used externally, it can help treat wounds and infection. It also helps in stopping the wounds from turning septic. Just a few drops of Patchouli essential oil must be mixed with base oil and massaged on the affected area. Patchouli Oil has been used as an Aphrodisiac for many centuries. It was also a favored scent used by many in their sixties to enhance their sex lives. The health benefits of Patchouli essential oil helps increase a person’s libido and sexual interest. Patchouli essential Oil enhances muscle, skin and nerve contractions. This improves the gum hold on teeth, reduces hair fall, decreases muscle looseness and stops skin for sagging. The astringent in this herbal oil reduces bleeding by increasing blood vessel contraction. Patchouli essential oil works as an agent that promotes cicatrization or scar formation. It helps in healing wounds and cuts. It also helps in reducing the marks left by scars, acne, chicken pox, measles or boils. Patchouli essential oil is spicy and musky fragrance that helps in keeping body odor at bay. However, you must not use the patchouli oil directly as it is too strong for some people, mix it with some base oil and rub it on the odor prone parts of the body. Patchouli essential oil is diuretic. Thus, the health benefits of patchouli essential oil increase the frequency of urination and help in moving fluids faster from the body while taking toxins along with it. The diuretic properties of patchouli improves the health by lowering the blood pressure, improving appetite, reducing cholesterol level as well as expulsion of toxins from the body. People from older times knew about the insecticidal use of patchouli essential oil. Although it has a sweet aroma, it also helps keep insects and mosquitoes away. It is used in many mosquito repellent sprays, lotions and fumigants. Some people add few drops of patchouli essential oil in the water used to wash clothes to kill any germs in it. Dried leaves of patchouli plant are also kept with woolen clothes to keep it safe from pests. The health benefits of Patchouli essential oil are also good for treating bad breath and halitosis. It is added to mouthwash or gargling solutions for a fresher breath.
Parts Used: oil, leaves, Herb