AGASTACHES,Herba (Chinese: 藿香 Huo Xiang)
Size: 10 gm
Agastaches is used interchangeably with Herba Pogostemonis, also known in Chinese as Huo Xiang. They are both said to have the same properties and are in the group of herbs called Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness. The key characteristics of this herb is to release the exterior, tranform dampness, harmonize the middle and alleviate nausea. It can be used for nausea and vomiting when used with Rhizoma Pinelliae (zhi ban xia).
Properties: acrid, slightly warm, Lung, Spleen,
Action 1: Aromatically Transforms Dampness.
Harmonizes Middle Burner, Stops Vomiting.
Action 3: Releases the
Exterior, Transforms Turbidity.
Note: The efficacy of this product has not been confirmed by research,
and traditional use does not establish that the product will achieve the
Packets can be taken singly or combined with other herbs to make a formula. Use one packet to four cups water. Drink 1-3 cups per day. Please consult Chinese Herbal Medicine: Materia Medica, 3rd Ed. (see link below) for more information on the uses of individual herbs. We have many other books that give recipes for formulas that you can make with the Sanjiu herbs