Patchouli is recognized by aromatherapists as being effective for combating nervous disorders, helping with dandruff, sores, skin irritations and acne. The specific properties include use as an antidepressant, anti-inflammatory, anti-emetic, antimicrobal, antiphlogistic, antiseptic, antitoxic, antiviral, aphrodisiac, astringent, bactericidal, carminative, deodorant, digestive, diuretic, febrifuge, fungicidal, nerving, prophylactic, stimulating and tonic agent. In the perfumery industry, it is interesting to note that Patchouli improves with age, and that the aged product is what is preferred over freshly harvested. In aromatherapy, Patchouli is an excellent fixative that can help extend other, more expensive oils. Effects on the body: Patchouli curbs the appetite and is useful for those who are trying to lose weight Useful for relieving both constipation and diarrhea and is indicated for irritable bowel syndrome. It aids tone to the colon. Beneficial for relieving fluid retention and feelings of bloated ness. Recommended for mature skins and also for scar tissue since it encourages the regeneration of skin cells. Heals chapped and cracked skin while soothing skin redness. Patchouli also tones up loose skin after dieting. Fungal infections such as athlete's foot and allergies like eczema can also improve.