Description– Rich, warm, smoky, earthy aroma. Similar to Patchouli with a touch of lemon.
Origin and main producers– native to southern India, Indonesia and Sri Lanka. Now cultivated in several countries including Brazil.
Plant part used in extraction- roots of the grass
Caution – strong sedative. Avoid if driving.
Aromatic lore– Known as the “oil of tranquility.” Its roots are woven into mats and screens to help keep the air cool.