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The Pogostemon (Pogostemon cablin) is the major genus of the family Lamiaceae.

What Is Patchouli Essential Oil?

Patchouli may have an outstanding positive effect on mood and has been used as a complimentary agent for alternative mood support Western countries. Patchouli is known as “Guang Huo Xiang” in Chinese, popularly called "the scent of the sixties," has a musky, earthy, exotic aroma. Pogostemon has been to support the common cold and as a fungal support herbal medicine. Extensive cultivation of this plant is carried out in Malaysia, Indonesia, India, China, Brazil, and Pakistan for its essential oil commonly called patchouli oil [1]. Patchouli oil in the plant is widely used in Traditional Chinese Medicine as it offers various types of health activities. It has also been reported it may support health especially with drug resistant bacteria. Research showed that Pachouli may cause bacterial cell walls break through, inhibit protein biosynthesis in bacteria, and support healthy DNA replication in bacteria similar to conventional medicine action [2]. Cell calming support, antioxidant health, abnormal cell growth support, calming effects and microbial support are just some of the amazing supportive benefits of this essential oil. [4]. *

How could Patchouli Essential Oil Improve My Health?

  • Complementary and alternative medicines are used by 60–80% of developing countries as they are one of the most prevalent sources of medicine worldwide. Patchouli oil is also one of the most popular natural products, with one of their main applications being for their use in dermatology [4]. Patchouli oil has positive effects on dermatological health including dermatitis, foot odor, eczema, lupus and acne and then general skin health areas such as carbuncles, furuncles, cellulitis, impetigo, boils and wrinkles, scars, and scabs [13]. *
  • Topical skin infections typically require topical treatment. Patchouli essential oil is one of the solutions available to support skin health and wounds. A total of 26 compounds in patchouli oil may have strong antimicrobial effects against E. coli, P. aeruginosa, B. proteus, S. dysenteriae, T. bacillus, and S. aureus. Particularly, pogostone and patchouli alcohol have a potent microbial suport activity which their contents exceeded 60% in patchouli oil [3]. Lipopolysaccharide which was endotoxin from Germ negative bacteria were upturned after application with patchouli oil at the concentrations of 40 μM [12]. *
  • Patchouli alcohol in patchouli oil showed to have fungal supporting activities against all tested fungi species of Aspergillus and prevent the adhesion of microorganisms to surfaces [5]. Hence, it is sturdily recommended to be used in compositions, oral hygiene compositions, dental care compositions, and denture care compositions [6]. *
  • Patchouli alcohol is strongly recommended to be used for hand washing compositions. Concerning the assessment of in vitro viral health, it was shown that Patchouli alcohol of patchouli oil, at concentrations of 2 μg/L and 10 μg/L, supported the population of plaque by 75% and 89%, respectively. It was suggested to be the influenza supporting agent for the H1N1 and H2N2 strains [7, 8]. *
  • Patchouli oil protects us from UV radiation and photo-aging by its strong anti-oxidative activities. In vitro, it was shown that it could block the malondialdehyde formation from squalene on UV irradiation by 28.8%, in the thiobarbituric acid assay [9]. Considering that cell-calming and oxidatiion interaction with each other, both cell-calming and antioxidative activities of patchouli oil were investigated in UV radiation-induced cutaneous photo-aging mice and in ethanol, and stress-induced rats [10, 11]. The results displayed it has exceptional cell-calming and antioxidative property and promising agent for healthy photo-aging. *
  • Aromatherapy is an inexpensive and non-invasive modality of alternative medicine used to improve the psychological health and well-being [14]. Patchouli oil contains volatile organic compounds that exert a positive effect by penetrating the body by dermal (aromatherapy massage or topical application of aromatherapy) or olfactory administration (inhalation aromatherapy) [15]. Pogostemon cablin has been used for their aromas as herbal remedies since ancient times because of their sedative effects [16]. Since essential oils are lipophilic, they can easily be carried to all organs in the body [18]. Patchouli oil is an adjuvant support for a healthy mood. In the inhalation aromatherapy, the inhaled air containing essential oils can not only reach the circulation system via the blood capillary network in the nose and the bronchi in the lungs, but also stimulate brain areas directly via the olfactory epithelium. So, mood support symptoms, including feelings of guilt, sadness, worthlessness and desperation, inability to experience pleasure, changes in appetite and sleep patterns, lack of energy, poor concentration and memory, motor retardation, fatigue might be suppported by patchouli alcohol in patchouli oil [17, 19, 20]. *

Phytochemical Content

The major components in essential oil were δ-elemene, β-patchoulene, β-caryophyllene, α-guaiene, γ-patchoulene, α patchoulene, eremophilene, α-bulnesene, β-bisabolene, t-β-elemenone, patchouli alcohol, farnesol, aromadendrene oxide, and nonadecane.

Suggested Use

Topical Use - 10 - 20 drops for inflammated areas, and chronic wound infection. Dilute the essential oil in a carrier product and used for the head, foot, back and abdominal massage.

Olfactory administration (Inhalation) - 100% therapeutic pure oils are used in diffuser or vaporizer.

Ideal Storage Conditions

Use a sealed container to store this product in a cool, dry place. Keep away from direct light and moisture. Once the package is opened, it must be sealed again and used within 6 months.

Shelf Life

Two years from date of manufacture.

References

  1. Gokulakrishnan, J et al. “Pupicidal and Repellent Activities of Pogostemon Cablin Essential Oil Chemical Compounds against Medically Important Human Vector Mosquitoes.” Asian Pacific Journal of Tropical Disease 3.1 (2013): 26–31. PMC. Web. 24 Jan. 2018.
  2. GC-MS fingerprint of Pogostemon cablin in China. Hu LF, Li SP, Cao H, Liu JJ, Gao JL, Yang FQ, Wang YT J Pharm Biomed Anal. 2006 Sep 18; 42(2):200-6.
  3. Yang, Xian et al. “Evaluation of the Antibacterial Activity of Patchouli Oil.” Iranian Journal of Pharmaceutical Research : IJPR 12.3 (2013): 307–316. Print.
  4. Hu, Guanying et al. “Availability, Pharmaceutics, Security, Pharmacokinetics, and Pharmacological Activities of Patchouli Alcohol.” Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM 2017 (2017): 4850612. PMC. Web. 24 Jan. 2018.
  5. Antifungal effect of Allium tuberosum, Cinnamomum cassia, and Pogostemon cablin essential oils and their components against population of Aspergillus species.Kocevski D, Du M, Kan J, Jing C, Lačanin I, Pavlović H J Food Sci. 2013 May; 78(5):M731-7.
  6. Mirko W., Anja S., Bockmuehl A. B., Bolte A., Breves R. Agents agains microorganisms containing patchouli oil, patchouli alcohol and/or the derivatives. United States: 0134239 A1, 2006
  7. Inhibitory effect and possible mechanism of action of patchouli alcohol against influenza A (H2N2) virus.Wu H, Li B, Wang X, Jin M, Wang G. Molecules. 2011 Aug 3; 16(8):6489-501
  8. Patchouli alcohol: in vitro direct anti-influenza virus sesquiterpene in Pogostemon cablin Benth. Kiyohara H, Ichino C, Kawamura Y, Nagai T, Sato N, Yamada H J Nat Med. 2012 Jan; 66(1):55-61. 9. Antioxidant activities and volatile constituents of various essential oils. Wei A, Shibamoto T J Agric Food Chem. 2007 Mar 7; 55(5):1737-42. 10.Effects of topical application of patchouli alcohol on the UV-induced skin photoaging in mice. Feng XX, Yu XT, Li WJ, Kong SZ, Liu YH, Zhang X, Xian YF, Zhang XJ, Su ZR, Lin ZX Eur J Pharm Sci. 2014 Oct 15; 63():113-23.
  9. Gastroprotective effect and mechanism of patchouli alcohol against ethanol and stress-induced ulcer in rats. Zheng YF, Xie JH, Xu YF, Liang YZ, Mo ZZ, Jiang WW, Chen XY, Liu YH, Yu XD, Huang P, Su ZR Chem Biol Interact. 2014 Oct 5; 222():27-36.
  10. Anti-inflammatory effect of patchouli alcohol isolated from Pogostemonis Herba in LPS-stimulated RAW264.7 macrophages.Xian YF, Li YC, Ip SP, Lin ZX, Lai XP, Su ZR Exp Ther Med. 2011 May; 2(3):545-550.
  11. Lawless J. The Illustrated Encyclopedia of Essential Oils: The Complete Guide to the Use of Oils in Aromatherapy and Herbalism. Rockport, Mass, USA: Element Books; 1995
  12. Aromatherapy: a systematic review. Cooke B, Ernst E Br J Gen Pract. 2000 Jun; 50(455):493-6.
  13. Use of aromatherapy with hospice patients to decrease pain, anxiety, and depression and to promote an increased sense of well-being. Louis M, Kowalski SD Am J Hosp Palliat Care. 2002 Nov-Dec; 19(6):381-6.
  14. Ito, Ken et al. “Sedative Effects of Inhaled Essential Oil Components of Traditional Fragrance Pogostemon Cablin Leaves and Their Structure–activity Relationships.” Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine 6.2 (2016): 140–145. PMC. Web. 25 Jan. 2018.
  15. Sánchez-Vidaña, Dalinda Isabel et al. “The Effectiveness of Aromatherapy for Depressive Symptoms: A Systematic Review.” Evidence-based Complementary and Alternative Medicine : eCAM 2017 (2017): 5869315. PMC. Web. 25 Jan. 2018.
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  17. Sah SP, Mathela CS, Chopra K. Antidepressant effect of Valeriana wallichii patchouli alcohol chemotype in mice: Behavioural and biochemical evidence. J Ethnopharmacol. 2011;135(1):197-200. doi:10.1016/j.jep.2011.02.018.
  18. Sah SP, Mathela CS, Chopra K. Involvement of nitric oxide (NO) signalling pathway in the antidepressant activity of essential oil of Valeriana wallichii Patchouli alcohol chemotype. Phytomedicine. 2011;18(14):1269-1275. doi:10.1016/j.phymed.2011.06.009.

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