Agastache rugosa

Agastache rugosa (Photo: *)

Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Divisio: Magnoliophyta
Classis: Magnoliopsida
Ordo: Lamiales
Familia: Lamiaceae
Subfamilia: Nepetoideae
Tribus: Mentheae
Genus: Agastache
Species: Agastache rugosa


Agastache rugosa (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) Kuntze


* Revisio Generum Plantarum 2:511. 1891
* USDA, ARS, National Genetic Resources Program. Germplasm Resources Information Network - (GRIN) [Online Database]. [1]


Agastache rugosa (Korean Mint, Blue Licorice, Purple Giant Hyssop, Huo xiang, Indian Mint, Patchouli Herb, Wrinkled Giant Hyssop; syn. Lophanthus rugosus Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) is a medicinal and ornamental plant in the Lamiaceae family.
Medicinal uses

It is called (Chinese: 藿香; pinyin: huò xiāng)[2] in Chinese and it is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine.[3]

Chemical constituents

Chemical compounds found in the plant include:[4]

* Estragole, Plant

* P-Anisaldehyde, Plant

* P-Methoxy-cinnamaldehyde, Shoot

* Pachypodol, Leaf

The plant has antibacterial, antifungal, antipyretic, aromatic, anticancer, carminative, diaphoretic, febrifuge, refrigerant, and stomachic properties, among others.[3]

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