Agastache (藿香)...Chinese Herb...
Agastaches seu Pogostemi; Herba Agastaches; Agastache
of Plant Used
Whole plant is used, but leaves are the most aromatic
Patchouli; Wrinkled Gianthyssop Herb
Lung, Spleen, Stomach
This herb is used in formulas to treat summer colds and flus with symptoms
of low fever, stomachache, diarrhea with sensation of having to defecate after
finishing, vomiting, bloating, headache, scanty and dark urine, and sensation
of heaviness in arms and legs (TCM: for symptoms of damp summer heat); also
used for morning sickness in early pregnancy when combined with other herbs.
Usages and Functions
Transforms dampness; balances the Middle Burner and stops vomiting; helps
throw off attacking pathogens by causing sweating.
Formulas Used In
Agastache is added last when preparing raw herbs for drinking since it has
aromatic qualities that will dissipate with long boiling. Cautions in Use:
This aromatic plant strongly stimulates movement within the body, and as a
result it must be used carefully when there is deficient yin with heat signs
or if there is Stomach heat.