Pogostemon cablin – The hippie renewal

Therapeutic Benefits

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.



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