Uncover Hidden Herbs meanings

The scientific name for the Patchouli is Pogostemon cablin.

This is a species of herb that belongs to the well known mint family. It has erect stems that can be as high as 2-3 feet. Patchouli bears relatively small flowers that have a pinkish-white colour.

In Asia, the plant is a native and these days, due to the high demand, it is being artificially cultivated in various Asian countries that include Vietnam, Philippines, China, India, Taiwan, Mauritius and Indonesia.

Patchouli will help to

  • Keep away insects
  • Make skin healthy
  • Heal from snake bites
  • Draw love
  • Attract wealth and money

Medical uses

Patchouli has a strong scent that makes it an essential ingredient in the manufacture of various types of perfumes and other cosmetics. In the recent past, Patchouli has been used to make alternative medicines, insect repellents and incense where it is either used pure or combined with other herbs to produce the desired effects.

Indians use that Patchouli in repelling off moths from their precious clothing’s and carpets. The well known cashmere shawls that originate from India used to be scented with the patchouli as they were kept in various wooden boxes. When the Arabs invaded India, they took along large amounts of Patchouli oil for use in keeping off communicable disease.

Up to date, it is used by many Asians in the treatment of people who have been bitten by snakes; such countries include Malaysia and Japan. There are several claims on the plant’s healing powers; some of the people even use it to induce relaxation. In China, the Patchouli is used in the treatment of abdominal; pains, headaches, diarrhoea, colds and nausea.

Magical uses

The basic use s of patchouli in the magical world is; to draw love, attract money and break jinxes. You can increase your lover’s affection by putting his / her hair strand in the middle of plucked patchouli flowers. It can also break a jinx if mixed with graveyard dirt and acrimony.

By Florance Saul
Aug 29, 2012