Huo Xiang (Pogostemonis Herba)


Huo Xiang (Pogostemonis Herba)

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Steam distilled Pogostemonis Herba (Patchouli)- 5ml

The aroma of our Huo Xiang essential oil is strong, woody, musky and spicy. It’s effect is quickly felt opening in the mouth, moving down the esophagus and spreading in the stomach, awakening the appetite. At the same time it brings on a lightness and clarity to thought and emotion.

This true Patchouli essential oil is distilled from the dried, fermented leaves of Guang Hou Xiang also known as Nan (southern) Hou Xiang. The traditional process of fermentation prior to distillation imbues it’s essential oil with the power of alchemical transformation and explains it’s  actions of aromatically transforming dampness and gloom, effectively transforming “stuck” emotions, and stubborn patterns.

Hou Xiang Harmonizes digestion and expels the dampness associated with poor digestion or exterior, environmental factors. It helps to resolve nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, fullness, lethargy, discomfort, digestive flu as well as water retention.

Huo Xiang essential oil has the attribute of opening the Chong Mai, one of the Eight Extraordinary Meridians, also called the Penetrating vessel or the Sea of the Twelve Meridians and the Sea of Blood.

Like Lavender, prepared as an ointment or a wash, Huo Xiang is healing for burns.

Rubbed vigorously into the skin, it opens the pores and promotes sweating.

May be applied topically to break up cellulite.

Diffuse Huo Xiang into the air as a fumigant and to prevent spread of infection.

Practitioners may consider combining Huo Xiang and  Zi Su Ye (Perilla leaf) essential oils in blends for nausea and vomiting in the case of morning sickness or exterior syndromes that affect the stomach. Add Gan Jiang (Ginger) if there is cold.

Patchouli essential oil has anti-inflammatory, and anti fungal properties. It has been shown to be helpful for vascular congestion as in the case of hemorrhoids and varicose veins.

Note: Middle or Base

TCM Category: Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness

Channels entered: Spleen, Stomach, Lung

Major chemical components: Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols,  pogostone, patchouli alcohol, seychellene.

15ml bottles of essential oils are offered at a 15% discount for licensed professionals only. This offer is available on web orders only. For discount pricing on even larger sizes or orders of 10 or more bottles of the same oil please send us an email with your requirements.

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