Agastache Species

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Agastache Species

An aromatic herb, the root of which is used in Chinese herbal medicine for managing low-grade fever, chest congestion, headache, dark urine (presumably haematuria) and subjective sensation of heaviness in the arms and legs. It is used topically for fungal infections.
Uses, Mexican herbal medicine Gastrointestinal complaints (bloating, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, morning sickness, poor appetite), afebrile colds, nervous and cardiovascular complaints.
A report by Song et al (J Food Sci Nutr 2001; 6:10-15) suggests that A. rugosa has antimicrobial activity.
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Feng et al [1999] analyzed the chemical constituents of the volatile oil of the stems and leaves of Pogostemon cablin collected from Leizhou county by means of GC-MS.
Luo et al [1999] also analyzed the chemical constituents of the volatile oil of the stems and leaves of Pogostemon cablin collected from Gaoyao county, Guangdong province by means of GC-MS.
2003] tested Patchouli oil obtained from Pogostemon cablin [Blanco] Benth and its main constituent, patchouli alcohol, for their repellency and toxicity against Formosan subterranean termites [Coptotermes formosanus Shiraki]; both of them were found to be toxic and repellent.
like many plants within the Lamiaceae, Pogostemon cablin [patchouli] accumulates large amounts of essential oil.
Fresh leaves and shoots of Pogostemon cablin were obtained from Nagcarlan, Laguna, air-dried in the shade for 7 days, pre-weighed, placed in an Erlenmeyer flask, and submerged in tap water.
Pogostemon cablin [patchouli], like many plants within the Lamiaceae, accumulates large amounts of essential oil.