In the past few days, we have distilled by Clevenger leaves of Pogostemon Heyneanus (Indian patchouli).
To give you a brief summary, here is the experiment in few figures:
- Leaves mass : 318 g. We have used frozen leaves, and have grinded them with a mortar.
- Distillation duration : 4 hours.
- Essential oil obtained : 0.5 mL
- Yield : 0.16%
And today we are happy to present you the GC analysis results: Pogostemon heyneanus report.
Concluding remarks : According to our chemist, Pogostemon heyneanus and Pogostemon cablin, the true patchouli, have a quite different composition.
The most remarkable difference is the presence of acetophenone in the indian Patchouli. It gives a pugent odor far from the true patchouli.