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Pogostemon Cablin (Patchouli) Oil

Other Concerns


SYNONYMS

● OIL OF PATCHOULI
● OILS, PATCHOULI
● PATCHOULI (POGOSTEMON CABLIN) OIL
● PATCHOULI ESSENTIAL OIL
● PATCHOULI OIL
● PATCHOULI OIL; PATCHOULI OIL; PATCHOULI OIL DISTILLED; PATCHOULY OIL; PATCHOULY OIL
● PATCHOULY OIL
● POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) ESSENTIAL OIL
● POGOSTEMON CABLIN (PATCHOULI) OIL
● POGOSTEMON CABLIN ESSENTIAL OIL
● POGOSTEMON CABLIN OIL
● POGOSTEMON PATCHOULI OIL

Restricted

Restricted: EWG VERIFIED products cannot contain this ingredient without adequate substantiation


Pogostemon Cablin Oil is a volatile oil obtained from Pogostemon patchouli.

Common concerns

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  • LOW
    Cancer
  • LOW
    Allergies & Immunotoxicity
  • LOW
    Developmental and Reproductive Toxicity
  • LOW
    Use Restrictions

Ingredient concerns

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Multiple, additive exposure sources

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Designated as safe for general or specific, limited use in foodFDA Everything Added to Food

Ecotoxicology

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Not suspected to be an environmental toxinEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Organ system toxicity (non-reproductive)

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CONCERN REFERENCE
Classified as not expected to be potentially toxic or harmfulEnvironment Canada Domestic Substance List

Data gaps

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CONCERN REFERENCE
137 studies in PubMed science library may include information on the toxicity of this chemicalNLM PubMed
  • FDA (U.S. Food and Drug Administration). 2008. EAFUS [Everything Added to Food]: A Food Additive Database. FDA Office of Food Safety and Applied Nutrition.
  • EC (Environment Canada). 2008. Domestic Substances List Categorization. Canadian Environmental Protection Act (CEPA) Environmental Registry.
  • NLM (National Library of Medicine). 2012. PubMed online scientific bibliography data. http://www.pubmed.gov.

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