Patchouli (Pogostemon cablin) is a tropical bushy herb of the mint family, with erect stems that reach up to 1 metre / 3 feet high. It has small pale pink-white flowers. Patchouli is widely cultivated in Caribbean countries, China, India, Thailand, Indonesia, Malaysia, Mauritius, Philippines, West Africa and Vietnam.
The powerful scent of patchouli is heavy and woody, and has been used for centuries in perfumes. The essential oil is extracted with steam distillation.
Its traditional uses include being used as an insect repellent, for relaxation, headaches, colds, nausea, diarrhoea and abdominal pain.
Remedy (new) posted by Sangeet of Byron Bay, NSW, Australia on 5 July 2010 at 7:24 308
YES I've put patchouli oil on the effected areas, once or twice a day, only for a few days. The skin actually peels off and with it the fungus. new skin grows back. Easy to use and smells good. Please use sparingly, it's very strong and don't use on healthy skin.