Patchouli Herb

Agastache rugosa

Agastache rugosa (Korean Mint, Blue Licorice, Purple Giant Hyssop, Huo xiang, Indian Mint, Patchouli Herb, Wrinkled Giant Hyssop; syn. Lophanthus rugosus Fisch. & Mey.) is a medicinal and ornamental plant in the Lamiaceae family. It is called huò xiāng () in Chinese and it is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.

Chemical compounds found in the plant include:

The plant has antibacterial, antifungal, antipyretic, aromatic, anticancer, carminative, diaphoretic, febrifuge, refrigerant, and stomachic properties, among others.

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