Bearing small pale pink-white flowers, the plant is a native to tropical regions of Asia. Patchouli oil is extracted from young leaves.. This oil improves with age and has fuller, more well-rounded odor.
Patchouli is also said to create amorous atmosphere. Further, it is effective for fungal as well as bacterial infections and is of great help for insect bites. It can also be used as insect repellent. Its excellent diuretic properties also make it effective in fighting water retention & breaking up cellulite, thus easing constipation & helping to reduce overweight.