Huo Xiang


Huo Xiang in TCM:

Explore the properties of Huo Xiang according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: agastache, wrinkled giant hyssop
Pharmacuetical Name: Herba Agastache
Properties: acrid, slightly warm, aromatic

Temperature: warm

Channels: LU, ST, SP

Flavors: aromatic, pungent

Special Properties:
clears damp, resolves summer heat

Actions / Indications:
  • Aromatically transforms damp (fullness, nausea, abdominal end epigastric distension; vomit, poor appetite, diarrhea, dysenteric disorder, greasy tongue coat)
  • Stops vomit due to damp (nausea / vomiting due to dampness, cold or heat; morning sickness)
  • Releases exterior; Transform Turbidity (exterior summer-damp invasion with or without wind cold; damp warm-febrile, chills, fever, headache, abdominal distension, nausea, diarrhea; damp-cold malaria, topically for fungal infection)

    Special Notes:
  • (cooking: do not cook for too long a time)
  • Huo Xiang has a broad spectrum antibiotic effect and it increases gastric juice secretion and promotes digestion.

  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat)
  • (cc: ST fire)