Patchoulol

April 4, 2018
antiviral

Antiviral

Antiviral herbs and essential oils may help reduce viral infections.  Echinacea has proven noteworthy in helping with prevention of common cold viruses.  For most botanicals, more research is needed to determine safe and effective amounts. Antiviral – Recipes Blog Articles Can essential oils offer antiviral activities against the flu?  Read […]
April 7, 2018

Digestive Aid / Nausea / Constipation

Digestive aids can be gastro-protective, anti-inflammatory, and/or improve elimination.  Key herbs include peppermint, ginger, and fennel, slippery elm, aloe, and licorice. For indigestion, sniff peppermint oil, chew fennel seeds, or drink ginger tea. For constipation, eat more fiber, stay hydrated, and exercise. For diarrhea, keep hydrated and try probiotics. For […]
April 9, 2018
skin & wound health

Skin and Wound Health

Many herbs can help with various skin ailments from dry skin, itchy areas, burns, wrinkles, growths, and cuts. Skin conditions can include eczema, psoriasis, dermatitis, and more.  For acute situations, consult a Doctor. Wounds When a cut occurs, apply firm pressure with a clean cloth for 15 minutes and elevate […]
April 25, 2018

Patchoulol / Patchouli Alcohol

Patchoulol is an alcohol, as found in patchouli. Alcohols are the most therapeutically beneficial type of component in an essential oil, and have a low toxicity for safer use with fragile populations (like the elderly).  Alcohols can be sensitizing when oxidized, so proper storage is important. Links to Plants Containing Patchoulol   […]
May 31, 2018

Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) Research

Latin Name: Pogostemon cablin Family: Lamiaceae Historically, patchouli oil has been used as a moth repellent to keep the pests away from fine silks, cloth, and rugs. Patchouli has also demonstrated antimicrobial benefits.  Recent in vitro studies have investigated patchouli oil, and specifically its patchouli alcohol constituent for its anti-cancer […]
May 31, 2018

Patchouli