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Mint 'Korean'

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 Agastache rugosa, commonly called Korean-mint or purple giant hyssop, is an aromatic herb in the mint family. Like other members of its family such as basil, peppermint, sage, Korean mint is also aromatic, and medicinally useful. The plant is native to moist grasslands, valleys and stream banks in East Asia (China, Japan, Korea, Russian Primorye, Taiwan, India, and Vietnam). Blue Licorice, Chinese Patchouli, wrinkled giant hyssop, purple giant hyssop, Indian mint, huo xiang, Chinese giant-hyssop, Korean-mint, Korean licorice mint and patchouli herb are few of the popular common names of the plant. 

Traditional uses and benefits of Korean Mint

  • Korean mint is commonly used in Chinese herbalism, where it is considered to be one of the 50 fundamental herbs.
  • Considered to be a “warming” herb, it is used in situations where there is “dampness” within the digestive system, resulting in poor digestion and reduced vitality.
  • Leaves and stems are antibacterial, anti-fungal, aromatic, carminative, diaphoretic, febrifuge and stomachic.
  • They are used internally to improve the appetite and strengthen the digestive system; they relieve symptoms such as abdominal bloating, indigestion, nausea and vomiting.
  • They are also used to treat morning sickness.
  • Leaves are also used in the treatment of chest congestion, diarrhea and headaches.
  • An infusion of the leaves is used in the treatment of angina pains.
  • Plant is used as a folk remedy for cancer, extracts of the plant have shown anticancer activity.
  • It was traditionally used to relieve nausea, vomiting and poor appetite.
  • Korean Mint is said to relieve nausea, and vomiting, and cure fungal infections.
  • It is pungent (acrid), and slightly warm, and works on spleen, stomach, and lung.
  • Essential oil is used against fever, headache, stomach pain, morning sickness, and gastrointestinal disorders.
  • Tea is warming in nature, and helps in chest congestion, diarrhea, and headache, dampness within the digestive system, poor appetite, and digestion, morning sickness, abdominal bloating, indigestion, nausea, vomiting, and other digestive problems.
  • Tea is considered antibacterial, antifungal, aromatic, carminative, diaphoretic, febrifuge, and stomachic.
  • Decoction of Korean Mint is used as a mouth wash to treat bad breath.

Super easy to grow from seed.

Seed pack contains a minimum of 75-100 seeds and germination notes. 

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