Huo Xiang - Patchouli - Agastaches

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Huo Xiang

Agastaches pogostemi herb


Also Known As:
Huo xiang, Patchouli, Patchouly, Putcha-Pat. Pogostemon cablin, synonyms Pogostemon heyneanus, Pogostemon patchouly.
Family: Labiatae or Lamiaceae.



Huo Xiang Properties: PUNGENT - WARM Dosage: 4.5 9g.

Patchouli Meridian: LUNG, SPLEEN, STOMACH

Stem & Leaf

-aromatically transports turbid dampness

-harmonizes middle burner, stop vomiting

-release exterior (wind-damp-cold), stomach flu

*cook seeds in last 5 minutes of decoction


Also Used For:

In Chinese medicine, Huo Xiang/Patchouly oil is used orally for colds, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. It is also used orally to treat bad breath, particularly when it is associated with alcohol ingestion. The leaf, fruit, and flower are used to treat tumors.
In Foods and beverages, patchouly oil is used as a flavor ingredient.
In Manufacturing, patchouly oil is used in perfumes and cosmetics.



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