Note:  Do not rely on this information. It is very old.


Patchouli, the volatile oil distilled from the leaves and shoots of Pogostemon Patchouly, an undershrub belonging to the order Labiate (q.v.), and native to Sylhet, Malacca, and Penang. It is usedl in India to scent tobacco, hair-oil, shawls, and Indian-ink, and in Europe for sachets and other perfumery.