Essential Oil Profile (139 Kb)

Pogostemon cablin – The hippie renewal

Therapeutic actions

Anti-inflammatory, antidepressant, antiseptic, astringent, cell rejuvenating, febrifuge, sedative.

  • Enhances: Alertness, endurance, energy, sexuality, fulfillment.
  • Reduces: Anxiety, depression, listlessness, insomnia, nervous exhaustion.
  • Cardiovascular system: Varicose veins.
  • Integumentary system: Tinea, ringworm, fungal infections.
  • Skin: Excessive oiliness of skin and scalp.
  • Nervous system: Libido, insomnia, nervous exhaustion.
Methods for use
  • Massage: Use up to 25 drops of oil in 50mL massage oil.
  • Aromatic Bath: Add 5-10 drops of oil to a full bath, agitate to disperse.
  • Vaporiser: Use 8-10 drops in vaporiser dish.
Parts used

Dried and lightly fermented leaves.

Method of extraction

Steam distillation.

Safety precautions

Non-toxic, non-irritating and non-sensitising. Slightly photo-sensitising.