This wonderful root is found in China, Japan, Laos, Korean, and even in Russia. It’s a tall plant with purple or blue flowers that’s usually found on the road sides in remote areas.
It’s similar to pachouli but it’s a totally different plant.
Chinese Medicine – In Chinese Medicine Agastache Root is used for warming the stomach, lung, and spleen. Agastache Root is one of the primary Chinese Medicine Herbs that’s used all the time… and in China is it called Hou Xiang.
GI Tract – Agastache Root has been used for thousands of years to treat nausea, diarrhea, stomach pain, vomiting, and gas. It soothes the GI tract and helps to get rid of excess mucus. It’s also used for those who over eat, have food poisoning, and general bouts of gastritis.
Flus and Colds – Agastache Root lowers fevers, helps with chills, gets rid of headaches, and helps to open up the lungs. Also used for viral infections such as colds and flues… and works well asa good expectorant.
Lotions and Pills – The roots can be boiled and made into a lotion for treating fungal infections, or made into a pill.
Tea – The leaves make a nice tea with a anise minty flavour… that works well for calming the GI tract.
Contains – Agastache Root contains pachypodal, estragole, P-anisaldehyde and these are similar compounds that are found in anise and tarragon.
Antimicrobial – Agastache Root is antibacterial and antifungal in action… thus helping to create good health and prevent disease.
Anti-inflammatory – Agastache Root is also used for inflammation such as arthritis and other inflammatory aches and pains.
Stimulates Milk Flow – Agastache Root also stimulates milk flow in nursing mothers.
Salads – The leaves can be used in salads and have a very strong anise flavour… that can be a nice compliment in a salad.
No Side Effects – To date there have been no side effects noted.
Where to Find – You can order Agastache Root on-line or talk to your local Chinese Medicine Practitioner.
This article is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.
Dr. Paul Haider – Master Herbalist and Spiritual Teacher for over 20 years, helping people to recover and feel healthy. You can also find Dr. Haider on FB under Dr. Paul Haider, Healing Herbs, and at www.paulhaider.com – feel free to contact him any time. Also check out Dr. Haider’s radio show at http://www.thesourcecenterradio.com/The-Relaxed-Soul.html Nov. show to be about “A New Way of Learning”
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