Patchouli can be used topically, aromatically or internally.
Properties: anti-infectious, anti-inflammatory, antifungal, antiseptic, antitoxic, astringent, decongestant, derdorant, diuretic, insecticidal, stimulant (digestive) and tonic.
Common Primary Uses: Diuretic, Fever, Mosquito Repellant, Termite Repellant.
Historical Uses: For centuries, the Asian people used patchouli to fight infection, cool fevers, tone the skin (and entire body), and to act as an antidote for insect and snake bites. It was also used to treat colds, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, abdominal pain and halitosis (bad breath).
Other Possible Uses: This oil is a digester of toxic material in the body. It may also help acne, appetite (curbs), bites (insect and snake), cellulite, congestion, dandruff, depression, digestive system, relieve itching from hives, skin conditions (chapped and tightens loose skin), UV radiation (preotects against), water retention, weeping wounds, weight reduction, and wrinkles prevention.
Body System Affected: Skin.
Aromatic Influence: It is sedating, calming, and relaxing – allowing it to reduce anxiety. It may have some particular influence on sex, physical energy and money.
Application: Apply to Vita Flex Points and directly on area of concern; diffuse.
Oral Use As Dietary Supplement: Approved by the FDA for use as a Food Additive and Flavoring Agent. Dilute one drop oil in 1 tsp. honey or in 4 oz. of beverage. Not for children under 6 years old; use with caution and in greater dilution for children 6 years old and over.
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This information was received from the book, “Modern Essentials – A Contemporary Guide to the Therapeutic Use of Essential Oils, 3rd Edition” Pages 64-65
This information has not been evaluated by the FDA. The products and methods recommended are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any illness or disease, nor is it intended to replace proper medical help.