Huo Xiang

Latin name: Agastaches seu Pogostemi, Herba

Huo Xiang Also Known As: Patchouli Stem, Patchouli Leaf, Huo xiang, Patchouli, Patchouly, Putcha-Pat. Pogostemon cablin, synonyms Pogostemon heyneanus, Pogostemon patchouly.

Properties: PUNGENT - WARM

Dosage: 4.5-9g. *cook seeds in last 5 minutes of decoction*

Meridians/Channels: SPLEEN, LUNG, SPLEEN

  • aromatically transports turbid dampness
  • harmonizes middle burner, stop vomiting
  • release exterior (wind-damp-cold), stomach flu

Also Used For: In Chinese medicine, Huo Xiang (Patchouli) oil is used orally for colds, headaches, nausea, vomiting, diarrhea, and abdominal pain. It is also used orally to treat bad breath, particularly when it is associated with alcohol ingestion. The leaf, fruit, and flower are used to treat tumors. In Foods and beverages, patchouli oil is used as a flavor ingredient. In Manufacturing, patchouli oil is used in perfumes and cosmetics.