Agastache, Patchouli (Huò xiāng 藿香,广藿香)

agastachePungent flavor and slightly warm thermal nature. Acts on Spleen, Stomach, and Lung meridians.

Active Compounds:

Contains about 2-2.8% volatile oil which is the most effective part of the plant.

Clinical Usage and Indications:

  • Dispels dampness. For accumulation of dampness in middle jiao: use with Cang Zhu (Swordlike Rhizome), Hou Po (Magnolia Bark). Make a tea
  • Disperses summer-heat, relieving exterior syndrome. For summer-heat and damp or early stage of damp-heat syndrome: steam with egg for 5 minutes and eat
  • Stop vomiting and alleviates nausea. Use with Ban Xia (Panel Tuber) to make a tea. Cook Ban Xia 15 – 20 minutes, add Huo Xiang in the last 3 – 5 minutes
  • Dermatosis and fungal infections affecting either the hands or feet
  • Headache caused by nasal obstruction
  • Vomiting and diarrhea accompanying abdominal pain

Directions: Eat decocted or steam together with eggs.

Precaution: Yin Deficiency with Heat patterns, or Stomach-Fire.

About Dao of Tummy

Elisabete Alves de Souza, DOM, has over two decades of clinical experience. She is part of a Daoist lineage that focuses on achieving more significant states of health. Dr. de Souza has drawn from many studies in Brazil, California, New York, Chicago, and more to create her innovative nutrition treatments. She treats different conditions and symptoms in a nonaggressive way, transforming and fortifying your health with her unique knowledge and technique.
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