| Drying Patchouli |
Answered by: Conrad Richter
Question from: Marian Maniscalco
Posted on: September 22, 1999
Just by smelling the leaves of the plant I can see where it would be a stress reducer. I have tried to dry the leaves but the smell is not the same. How can I get a lasting smell from my plants? Thank you, Marian
The most intense scent is in the seedheads. Patchouli does not flower that freely it seems to take a year or so for it to reach flowering size. But when it flowers and forms seed heads, the scent is unmistakeable. Gather the seed heads and dry normally.