Pungent and slightly warm
Spleen, stomach and lung
1. To transform dampness; 2. To dispel summer-heat; 3. To stop vomiting
1. Dampness blocking the spleen and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension, nausea, vomiting, and poor appetite, Agastache (Huopo) is used with Atractylode rhizome ( Cang Zhu), Magnolia bark (Hou Po) and Pinellia tuber (Ban Xia) in the formula Buhuanjia Zhengpi San.2. Internal injury caused by raw and cold food and invasion by exogenous wind and cold in summer manifested as chills, fever, headache, epigastric fullness, nausea, vomiting and Diarrhea. Agastache (Huo Xiang) is used with Perilla leaf (Zi Su Ye), Pinellia tuber (Banxia), Magnolia bark (Houpo) and Tangerine peel (Chen Pi) in the formula Huoxinag Zhengqi San.3. Vomiting: a) vomiting caused by turbid dampness in the spleen and stomach-Agastache (Huoxiang) is used alone or with Pinellia tuber (Ban Xia) and Fresh ginger (Sheng Jiang); b) vomiting caused by damp-heat in the spleen and stomach-Agastache (Huoxiang) is used with Coptis root (Huang Lian), Bamboo shavings (Zhu Ru) and Loquat leaf (Pi Pa Ye); c) vomiting caused by weakness in the spleen and stomach-Agastache (Huoxing) is used with Pilose asiabell root (Dang Shen) and Licorice root (Gan Cao); d) vomiting caused by pregnancy-Agastache (Huoxiang) is used with Amomum fruit (Sha Ren) and Pinellia tuber (Banxia).