Patchouli is used widely in modern perfumery and modern scented industrial products such as paper towels, laundry detergents, and air fresheners. Two important components of its essential oil are patchoulol and norpatchoulenol. Uses : Patchouli oil is a very well known antidepressant. Its anti-inflammatory quality makes it an excellent astringent and antiseptic. Anti-emetic, antimicrobial and antiphlogistic, it is antitoxic in nature. It is also antiviral, bactericidal and fungicidal, which makes it a very effective deodorant. A stimulating and tonic agent, it is very much popular as a carminative, digestive, diurectic, nerving, prophylactic and febrifuge.