Habitat & Distribution
Molecular Biology and Genetics
Barcode data: Agastache rugosa
Statistics of barcoding coverage: Agastache rugosa
Public Records: 3
Specimens with Barcodes: 3
Species With Barcodes: 1
Agastache rugosa (Korean Mint, Blue Licorice, Purple Giant Hyssop, Huo xiang, Indian Mint, Patchouli Herb, Wrinkled Giant Hyssop; syn. Lophanthus rugosus Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) is a medicinal and ornamental plant in the Lamiaceae family.
In Korea, it is called (방아잎, bangannip), and used for Korean pancake and stew, more specifically for Bosintang and Chu-eo-tang. Chu-eo-tang is a soup or stew cooked with Chinese muddy loach. It is called (Chinese: 藿香; pinyin: huò xiāng) in Chinese and it is one of the 50 fundamental herbs used in traditional Chinese medicine. Chemicals isolated from Agastache rugosa have some antibacterial properties. The extracts have shown antifungal activity in in vitro experiments. Agastache rugosa may have anti-atherogenic properties.
Chemical compounds found in the plant include:
- Estragole, plant
- p-Anisaldehyde, plant
- 4-methoxycinnamaldehyde, shoot
- Pachypodol, leaf
- Methylchavicol (60.01-88.43%),
- Hexadecanoic acid
- Linoleic acid
- Octahydro-7-methyl-methylene-4-(1-methylethyl)-1H-cyclopenta [1,3] cyclopropa[1,2]benzene
- "Agastache rugosa information from NPGS/GRIN". USDA. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- "Agastache rugosa in Flora of China @ efloras.org". Archived from the original on 3 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- "Agastache rugosa - Plants For A Future database report". Archived from the original on 3 March 2008. Retrieved 2008-02-14.
- Production of antibacterial substance against bovine pneumoniae bacteria from Agastache rugosa Jang B.-G., Lee D.-H., Lee J.-S. Korean Journal of Microbiology and Biotechnology 2005 33:2 (142-147)
- Antifungal effect of extracts of 32 traditional Chinese herbs against intestinal Candida in vitro Deng J.-H., Wang G.-S., Ma Y.-H., Shi M., Li B. World Chinese Journal of Digestology 2010 18:7 (741-743)
- Inhibition of cytokine-induced vascular cell adhesion molecule-1 expression; possible mechanism for anti-atherogenic effect of Agastache rugosa Hong J.-J., Choi J.-H., Oh S.-R., Lee H.-K., Park J.-H., Lee K.-Y., Kim J.-J., Jeong T.-S., Oh G.T. FEBS Letters 2001 495:3 (142-147)
- "Species Information". Dr. Duke's Phytochemical and Ethnobotanical Databases. Retrieved 2008-02-19.
- 4-Methoxycinnamaldehyde inhibited human respiratory syncytial virus in a human larynx carcinoma cell line Wang K.C., Chang J.S., Chiang L.C., Lin C.C. Phytomedicine 2009 16:9 (882-886)
- Chemical composition of essential oil in stems, leaves and flowers of Agastache rugosa Yang D., Wang F., Su J., Zeng L. Zhong yao cai = Zhongyaocai = Journal of Chinese medicinal materials 2000 23:3 (149-151)
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