Microtoena cymosa Prain
Microtoena insuavis Prain ex Dunn
Plectranthus patchoulii C.B.Clarke ex Hook.f.
Common Name: Chinese Patchouli
Chinese patchouli is a perennial, herbaceous plant growing 1 - 2 metres tall[
Grown for its fragrant herb in north-eastern India (Khasia mountains) as a perfume plant and sometimes used as a substitute for Pogostemon heyneanus[
E. Asia - China, Indian subcontinent, Myanmar, Thailand, Vietnam, Malaysia, Indonesia.
Forests, open grassy slopes at elevations from 600 - 2,000 metres in southern China[
]. Damp forest, often along river banks[
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|Cultivation Status||Cultivated, Wild
An aromatic herb used medicinally in the treatment of coughs, asthma, abdominal pain, and enteritis[
An essential oil is distilled from the leaves[
]. It is used like patchouli oil (Pogostemon cablin) and as a perfume to scent soaps and fabrics[
]. Sometimes it is used to adulterate true patchouli oil[
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