GUANG HUO XIANG 广藿香

GUANG HUO XIANG  广藿香

Pogostemonis Herba (广藿香) is the dried aerial part of Pogostemon cablin (Blanco) Benth., family Lamiaceae (Labiatae).

Other name   
Cablin Patchouli Herb, Guanghuoxiang(Chinese name)

Macroscopic character

     Stem square, pubescent, texture fragile, easily broken; mature stem subcylindrical, external greyish-brown. Leaves opposite, ovate or elliptical, greyish-white pubescent on both surfaces, margin irregularly serrate. Odor, characteristic aromatic; taste, slightly bitter.


Important cultivation area

Guangdong and Hainan provinces.

Processing method

     Eliminate the remaining roots and foreign matters. Collect the leaves and set aside. Wash clean the stems, soften thoroughly, cut into sections and dry, then mix with the leaves.

Traditional Chinese Medicine action
      Pungent, slightly warm. Enter spleen, stomach and lung channels. Resolve dampness turbidity with aromatic flavor, harmonize zhongjiao and anti-vomiting, release the exterior and summer heat.

Thai Traditional Medicine action
     Bai-Phim-Sen (dried leaf of P. cablin) : Aromatic, cool. Resolve heat-toxin, relief fever, anti-vertigo, nourish heart.

Usage and dosage   3-10 g. decoction for oral use.

* Contraindication and precaution *
-





Copy right of Huachiew Traditional Chinese Medicine Clinic.
For public knowledge.
Commercially copy without permission is prohibited.