Patchouli has culinary and industrial uses besides being popular as an essential oil.
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Patchouli has culinary and industrial uses besides being popular as an essential oil. The dried leaves are used for seasoning and to flavour beverages, and as a natural insect repellant. Patchouli tea is made with the dried leaf, and, as it's a member of the mint family, it offers medicinal benefits and relaxation, as well as deliciousness. It boosts immunity, acts as a mild diuretic and benefits the digestive system. The tea can also be used externally to treat minor cuts and bruises. It can soothe tired and aching muscles, and is an anti-inflamatory.
|Botanical Name||Pogostemon cablin|
|Country of Origin||China|
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