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Scientific name of Pachouli: Pogostemon cablin
Name of Pachouli in different languages:-
Sanskrit: Patra, Gandhaparta
Malayalam: Pachila-പച്ചില, Pacholy, Patchouli-പച്ചോളി.
Pachouli is a bushy herb with erect stems, grow up to 2-3 feet, leaves are dark green, hairy, in height and bearing small, pale pink-white flowers borne in whorls, in the upper leaf axils; tubular, with five-toothed calyx; a tubular corolla with four equal lobes. The fruits are four seed like nut lets.
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Useful plant parts:
To treat Vata, Pitta, skin disorders, common cold, varicose vein, anxiety, sexual weakness, inflammation, indigestion, rheumatism, arthritis, cough and anorexia.
Patchoulene, caryophyllene, seychellene and a-guaiene, Sesquiterpenes constitute 40-50% of the oil of patchouli. A crystalline fraction of non-sesquiterpenes alcohol called nor- patchoulenol has been isolated and found to be the true odour carrier of the oil of patchouli.
Aromatic, Anti-rheumatic, Antibacterial and insect repellent