Patchouli Materia Medica


In Asia patchouli has a long history of use as an herbal medicine, primarily as an antibacterial, antidepressant, antifungal, aphrodisiac, carminative, diuretic, emmenagogue, febrifuge, stimulant, tonic and an antidote for venomous snakebites and insect stings.

Other uses for patchouli in Asian herbal medicine traditions include: nervousness; biliousness; scanty urination; dysmenorrhea; arthritis; rheumatism. Modern research using patchouli extracts have demonstrated potent antioxidant activity and value in the treatment of pain, influenza, sore throat and otitis media.

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24 pages excerpted from Berkowsky’s Synthesis Materia Medica/Spiritualis of Essential Oils.

Miasm: Cancer
Sefirot: Binah/Hod Interface
Constitutional Type: Mixed Hysteria and Neurasthenia Constitution
Spiritual PhytoEssencing Core Perspectives: plant characteristics and history; herbal medicine and aromatherapy; homeopathic remedy Pulsatilla; gemstone pink sapphire; astral and etheric bodies; theme of snakebites; Earth element; mixed neurasthenia/hysteria constitution; Cancer miasm; Binah/Hod interface.

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