Agastachis – Huo Xiang (Herba Agastachis)

huoxiangSource: Huo Xiang – the aerial parts of a perennial herb, Pogostemon cabin (Blanco) Benth., family Labiatae.

Function: Huo Xiang eliminates dampness, clears summer-heat and stops vomiting.

Application: Huo Xiang is used for exogenous wind-cold in summer and retention of dampness and cold in the interior manifesting as aversion to cold, fever headache, fullness and pain in the chest and abdomen, vomiting and diarrhoea. Huo Xiang is an essential medicine in the treatment of vomiting.