Herb 6 of 8 in Aromatic Herbs that Transform and Dissolve Dampness
Spicy, Slightly Warm
Herba Agastaches Rugosus, Herba Pogostemonis
- Dispels Damp, Relieves Summer-Damp and Releases the Exterior
For fullness and distension in the abdomen and epigastrum, poor appetite, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and greasy tongue coat due to summer-dampness affecting the Spleen and Stomach.
- Harmonizes the Middle Jiao, Awaken the Spleen, Relieves Nausea and Vomiting
For nausea, vomiting, and morning sickness especially if due to turbid dampness in the middle jiao.
- Treats Fungal Infections
For dermatosis or fungal infections of the hands and feet.
Contraindications and Cautions
- Do not use in cases where there is Yin Deficiency with Fire Blazing.
Toxicity and Overdose
- 5-10 grams in decoction, should be added at the end of boiling 12
- 3-9 grams in decoction, double dosage of fresh herb, don’t overcook 13
- Two herbs are commonly called Huo Xiang; Agastache and Pogostemonis. They share common functions and are interchangeable.
Clinical Studies and Research
This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: