Pogostemon cablin Health effects and herbal facts

Known as
patchouli-plant patchouly
Pogostemon cablin

Medical use

Economic importance of Pogostemon cablin

Food additives flavoring
Materials esential oils
Medicines folklore

Gallery

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Geografical distribution

  • AFRICA
    Cultivated
    • Western Indian Ocean: Madagascar; Seychelles
  • ASIA-TEMPERATE
    Cultivated
    • China: China
    • Eastern Asia: Taiwan
  • ASIA-TROPICAL
    Native
    • Malesia: Philippines
    Cultivated
    • Indian Subcontinent: India
    • Malesia: Indonesia - Java, Sumatra; Malaysia
  • SOUTHERN AMERICA
    Cultivated
    • Brazil: Brazil

Biological activities

11B-HSD-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
AChE-Inhibitor
Limonene found in Plant
Acaricide
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Adrenergic
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Aldose-Reductase-Inhibitor
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Allelochemic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
O-cresol found in Leaf
Allelopathic
Camphene found in Plant
Allergenic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Analgesic
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Phenol found in Leaf
Anesthetic
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Phenol found in Leaf
Anthelmintic
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
AntiADD
Apigenin found in Plant
AntiHIV
Apigenin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
AntiMS
Phenol found in Leaf
AntiTNF
Eugenol found in Plant
Antiacetylcholinesterase
Limonene found in Plant
Antiacne
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Antiadenomic
Limonene found in Plant
Antiaflatoxin
Apigenin found in Plant
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Antiaggregant
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Antiaging
Apigenin found in Plant
Antiallergic
Apigenin found in Plant
Azulene found in Plant
Antiangiogenic
Apigenin found in Plant
Antiarachidonate
Eugenol found in Plant
Antiarrhythmic
Apigenin found in Plant
Antiasthmatic
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Antibacterial
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Apigenin found in Plant
Azulene found in Plant
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Limonene found in Plant
Patchouli-alcohol found in Plant (23200 ppm)
Phenol found in Leaf
Pogostone found in Plant
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Anticancer
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Anticariogenic
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Anticomplementary
Apigenin found in Plant
Anticonvulsant
Eugenol found in Plant
Antidermatitic
Apigenin found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Antidiarrheic
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antidysenteric
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antieczemic
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Antiedemic
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Caryophyllene-oxide found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Antienterococcic
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Antiescherichic
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Antiesophagitic
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Limonene found in Plant
Antiestrogenic
Apigenin found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Antifeedant
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Cadinene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Caryophyllene-oxide found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Antiflu
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Antigenotoxic
Eugenol found in Plant
Antigliomic
Beta-elemene found in Plant
Antihemorrhoidal
Phenol found in Leaf
Antihepatotoxic
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antiherpetic
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Antihistaminic
Apigenin found in Plant
Azulene found in Plant
Antihydrocoele
Phenol found in Leaf
Antihypertensive
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antiincontinence
Phenol found in Leaf
Antiinflammatory
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Apigenin found in Plant
Azulene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Caryophyllene-oxide found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Antikeratotic
Eugenol found in Plant
Antiklebsiellic
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Antileishmanic
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Antileukemic
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Antilipolytic
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antilithic
Limonene found in Plant
Antilymphomic
Limonene found in Plant
Antimalarial
Humulene found in Plant
Antimelanomic
Apigenin found in Plant
Antimetastatic
Apigenin found in Plant
Antimitotic
Eugenol found in Plant
Antimutagenic
Apigenin found in Plant
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
O-cresol found in Leaf
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antinephritic
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antinitrosating
Eugenol found in Plant
Antiobesity
Limonene found in Plant
Antionychogryphotic
Phenol found in Leaf
Antionychyotic
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Antiophidic
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antiotitic
Phenol found in Leaf
Antioxidant
Apigenin found in Plant
Camphene found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Phenol found in Leaf
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antipeptic
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Antiperistaltic
Apigenin found in Plant
Antiplaque
Patchouli-alcohol found in Plant (23200 ppm)
Pogostone found in Plant
Antiplasmodial
Humulene found in Plant
Antipneumonic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Antiproliferant
Apigenin found in Plant
Beta-elemene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Antiprostaglandin
Eugenol found in Plant
Antiprostatitic
Phenol found in Leaf
Antipseudomonic
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Antipyretic
Azulene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Antipyruvetic
Phenol found in Leaf
Antiradicular
Eugenol found in Plant
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antirenitic
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antisalmonella
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Antiseptic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Azulene found in Plant
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Limonene found in Plant
O-cresol found in Leaf
Phenol found in Leaf
Antisinusitic
Phenol found in Leaf
Antispasmodic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Apigenin found in Plant
Azulene found in Plant
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Antispastic
Phenol found in Leaf
Antistaphylococcic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Antistreptococcic
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Antistress
Apigenin found in Plant
Antithromboxane
Eugenol found in Plant
Antithyroid
Apigenin found in Plant
Antituberculic
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Antitumor-Promoter
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antitumor
Apigenin found in Plant
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Caryophyllene-oxide found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antiulcer
Azulene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antiurease
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Antiviral
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Pachypodol found in Plant
Phenol found in Leaf
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Antiwrinkle
Phenol found in Leaf
Anxiolytic
Apigenin found in Plant
Apifuge
Eugenol found in Plant
Apoptotic
Apigenin found in Plant
Beta-elemene found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Aromatase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Beta-Glucuronidase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Bronchoprotectant
Limonene found in Plant
CNS-Depressant
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Phenol found in Leaf
CNS-Stimulant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
COX-1-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
COX-2-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Calcium-Antagonist
Caryophyllene-oxide found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Cancer-Preventive
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
O-cresol found in Leaf
Phenol found in Leaf
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Candidicide
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Octanoic-acid found in Leaf
Candidistat
Limonene found in Plant
Carcinogenic
Phenol found in Leaf
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Cardiodepressant
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Cardiotonic
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Carminative
Eugenol found in Plant
Chelator
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Chemopreventive
Limonene found in Plant
Choleretic
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Cholesterolytic
Limonene found in Plant
Chronotropic
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Circulatory-Stimulant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Coleoptophile
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Cyclooxygenase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Cytochrome-P450-1A1-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Cytochrome-P450-Inhibitor
Eugenol found in Plant
Cytotoxic
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
DNA-Protective
Apigenin found in Plant
Deiodinase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Dermal
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Dermatitigenic
Eugenol found in Plant
Detoxicant
Limonene found in Plant
Differentiator
Apigenin found in Plant
Diuretic
Apigenin found in Plant
Dye
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Emetic
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Phenol found in Leaf
Enterocontractant
Limonene found in Plant
Enterorelaxant
Eugenol found in Plant
Estrogenic
Apigenin found in Plant
Expectorant
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Camphene found in Plant
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Limonene found in Plant
FLavor
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Cadinene found in Plant
Camphene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Limonene found in Plant
Nonanoic-acid found in Leaf
Octanoic-acid found in Leaf
Fungicide
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Caryophyllene-oxide found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Octanoic-acid found in Leaf
Patchouli-alcohol found in Plant (23200 ppm)
Phenol found in Leaf
Pogostone found in Plant
Fungiphilic
Limonene found in Plant
Fungistat
Limonene found in Plant
GST-Inducer
Limonene found in Plant
Gastroprotective
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Glucosyl-Transferase-Inhibitor
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
HIF-1alpha-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Hemolytic
Phenol found in Leaf
Hepatoprotective
Eugenol found in Plant
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Hepatoregenerative
Azulene found in Plant
Herbicide
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Histaminic
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Hyaluronidase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Hypoglycemic
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Hypotensive
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Hypothermic
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
ICAM-1-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
IKK-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Immunomodulator
Limonene found in Plant
Immunostimulant
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Immunosuppressant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Inotropic
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Insecticide
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Caryophyllene-oxide found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Insectifuge
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Camphene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Limonene found in Plant
Insectiphile
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Interleukin-6-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Irritant
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Limonene found in Plant
Juvabional
Eugenol found in Plant
Larvicide
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Lipolytic
Limonene found in Plant
Lipoxygenase-Inhibitor
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
MAO-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
MAPK-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Monoaminergic
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Mosquitocide
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Motor-Depressant
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Musculotropic
Apigenin found in Plant
Mutagenic
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Myorelaxant
Apigenin found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
NADH-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
NF-kB-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
NO-Genic
Limonene found in Plant
NO-Synthase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Narcotic
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Nematicide
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Neurotoxic
Eugenol found in Plant
Nodulation-Signal
Apigenin found in Plant
Ornithine-Decarboxylase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Ozone-Scavenger
Limonene found in Plant
P21-Inducer
Apigenin found in Plant
P450-2B1-Inhibitor
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
P450-Inducer
Limonene found in Plant
PKC-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
PTK-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Perfumery
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Cadinene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Nonanoic-acid found in Leaf
Octanoic-acid found in Leaf
Peristaltic
Limonene found in Plant
Pesticide
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Apigenin found in Plant
Azulene found in Plant
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Cadinene found in Plant
Camphene found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Caryophyllene-oxide found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Limonene found in Plant
O-cresol found in Leaf
Octanoic-acid found in Leaf
Pachypodol found in Plant
Patchouli-alcohol found in Plant (23200 ppm)
Phenol found in Leaf
Pogostone found in Plant
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Photosensitizer
Limonene found in Plant
Polyamine-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Progestational
Apigenin found in Plant
Prostaglandin-Synthesis-Inhibitor
Eugenol found in Plant
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Protein-Kinase-C-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Psychotropic
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
Quinone-Reductase-Inducer
Apigenin found in Plant
Rhamnetin found in Plant
Radioprotective
Apigenin found in Plant
Rodenticide
O-cresol found in Leaf
Phenol found in Leaf
Sedative
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Apigenin found in Plant
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Limonene found in Plant
Spasmogenic
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Camphene found in Plant
Sprout-Inhibitor
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Sunscreen
Apigenin found in Plant
TNF-alpha-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Teratogenic
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Termiticide
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Termitifuge
Caryophyllene found in Plant
Topoisomerase-I-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Topoisomerase-II-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Tranquilizer
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Transdermal
Alpha-pinene found in Plant
Beta-pinene found in Plant
Guaiacol found in Leaf
Limonene found in Plant
Trichomonicide
Eugenol found in Plant
Trichomonistat
Eugenol found in Plant
Trypsin-Enhancer
Eugenol found in Plant
Tyrosinase-Inhibitor
Benzaldehyde found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Ulcerogenic
Eugenol found in Plant
Uterotrophic
Apigenin found in Plant
VEGF-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Varroacide
Eugenol found in Plant
Vasodilator
Apigenin found in Plant
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Eugenol found in Plant
Phenol found in Leaf
Vermifuge
Eugenol found in Plant
Vibriocide
Cinnamaldehyde found in Plant
Xanthine-Oxidase-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant
Tannin found in Plant (17000 ppm)
iNOS-Inhibitor
Apigenin found in Plant

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Reference: Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. [Online Database]