Patchuli

Description

Common Name: Patchuli
Scientific Name: Pogostemon cablin
Family Name: Lamiaceae

Edible Usages:
Patchouli leaves have been used to make a herbal tea. In some cultures, patchouli leaves are eaten as a vegetable or used as a seasoning.

Medicinal Usages:
Patchouli oil is believed to prevent the spread of infection, and it is widely used for this purpose. The oil is mainly contained in their leaves. The essential oil is also considered to be antiseptic, aphrodisiac, astringent, diuretic, febrifuge, digestive, sedative, stomachic and tonic.

References:
http://tropical.theferns.info/viewtropical.php?id=Pogostemon+cablin

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