Alternative Medicine

Patchouli Oil – Oil for Life

Posted by Alternative Medicine on January 26, 2011 in Aromatherapy with No Comments


Patchouli oil is known widely for its relaxing and tension relieving properties. There are many wonders of this amazing plant and the various sensation therapeutic properties that this oil offers.

These fragrant plants grow in tropical region in many parts of the world. The oil gets distilled from its leaves and its shoot has a very rich and spicy odor, which improves with the age. The major components of patchouli oil are henzaldehyde, eugenol and cinnamaldehyde. This oil is also known to have excellent antibacterial and antifungal properties. It has been used for nausea, pain, headache etc. Apart from medicinal products, it is used in cosmetics and perfumes.

If you are suffering from anxiety or fighting odds against depression then you should try this oil. It is also effective in insect prone areas, as it helps in treating insect bites. Many people use patchouli oil for water retention or for breaking up the cellulite. The great deodorizing action helps in dealing with inflammations and gives you a soothing effect. Oil is among the most active and generator of tissue, which promotes new skin cell regulator.

With its excellent diuretic properties, it is effective in fighting water retention and to break up cellulite. You should try the one which is pure undiluted and is ready to use. There are many types of patchouli oils out for sale in the market. This essential oil is used to control use of essential oils so as to promote your spiritual as well as physical well being. This oil also finds its use in aromatherapy. A hot and relaxing bath in aromatherapy no doubt adds an entirely different experience in your life. This is why these types of oils are called Oils of life. You need to add this oil in bathtub and that’s it. The aromatherapy benefit is mainly a result of the herbal properties of natural patchouli oil.

There are many products in the market that claim to themselves to be made up of patchouli oil. However, not all of them are true for their claims. You need to make sure that you use pure and genuine patchouli oil.

The earthy scent of these oils is one of its most scintillating features. The rich scent of this oil boasts of having an aphrodisiac effect and is perfect for those who are looking for a romantic environment. The unique blend of stimulating as well as relaxing effect will surely impress you to a high degree. If you are experiencing lack of sexual drive then also you can use this oil. It is known for treating impotence in men and frigidity in women. It makes you feel relaxed and then paves the way for sexual stimulation. The strong and heavy smell of the plant might not appeal to you very much but it can yield a distinguish aroma which can be used as an important fixative in manufactures of various cosmetics.

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