Korean Mint (Agastache rugosa)
Korean Mint, also known as purple giant hyssop, wrinkled giant hyssop, Indian mint, banga (Korean), or huo xiang (Chinese), is a short-lived perennial of the mint family native to East Asia. It can grow three to four feet tall, with purple flower spikes 2-4 inches long. Its heart-shaped toothed leaves have a somewhat wrinkled surface and produce a scent like licorice when crushed.
Agastache rugosa is a well-known component in traditional Chinese medicine, and is included in the list of 50 Fundamental Herbs (Wong, 1976). In traditional Chinese medicine, it has been used to treat anxiety, nausea, infections, cholera, and gastrointestinal complaints (Cao et al., 2017; Gong, Li, He, & Kasimu, 2017).
Due to its attractive flowers and pleasant aroma, Korean Mint is often used as an ornamental plant. However, there have also been a number of recent studies into potential medicinal uses. Multiple bioactive compounds have been identified in the plant, including known antioxidants (Desta et al., 2016). Other studies have shown antimicrobial and antifungal agents are present in Agastache rugosa (Blaszczyk, Krzyzanowska, & Lamer-Zarawska, 2000; Gong et al., 2017; Shin & Kang, 2003). In addition, research is being done to investigate the potential for compounds from Korean Mint to be used as anticoagulants and for the prevention of Acetaminophen overdose (Cao et al., 2017; Cui et al., 2019).
- Holistic quality evaluation of commercial Agastache rugosa by multiple chromatographic and chemometric analysisby Hui-Dan Hou on January 9, 2022 at 11:00 am
In present study, a comprehensive strategy integrating multiple chromatographic and chemometric methods to simultaneously characterize the volatile and non-volatile components was developed for the holistic quality evaluation of commercial Agastache rugosa (AR), a common edible and medicinal herb, collected in China. The volatile components and the non-volatile components were characterized by GC-MS and UPLC-QTOF-MS/MS, respectively. And the data were analyzed either independently or…
- Potential roles of medicinal plants for the treatment of viral diseases focusing on COVID-19: A reviewby Bikash Adhikari on October 10, 2020 at 10:00 am
The whole world is entangled by the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) pandemic caused by severe acute respiratory syndrome coronavirus 2 (SARS-CoV-2), people are dying in thousands each day, and without an actual medication, it seems not possible for the bringing this global health crisis to a stop. Natural products have been in constant use since ancient times and are proven by time to be effective. Crude extract or pure compounds isolated from medicinal plants and/or herbs such as Artemisia…
- Effects of five Chinese herbs on human demodicid mites in vitroby Pan Yi-Ning on September 24, 2019 at 10:00 am
CONCLUSIONS: The effects of Artemisia argyi and Agastache rugosa on human demodicid mites are similar to that of Stemona sessilifolia. The effects of Chimonanthus praecox and pine needles are weaker than that of Stemona sessilifolia. Osmamthus fragrans has no acaricidal effect.
- Thymoquinone Attenuates Acetaminophen Overdose-Induced Acute Liver Injury and Inflammation Via Regulation of JNK and AMPK Signaling Pathwayby Ben-Wen Cui on April 13, 2019 at 10:00 am
Thymoquinone (TQ) is a main aromatic component of Nigella sativa L. seeds or Agastache rugosa (Fisch. & C.A.Mey.) Kuntze. The protective mechanism of TQ against acute liver injury induced by acetaminophen (APAP), however, remains unclear. We aimed to investigated the hepato-protective mechanism of TQ on the development of APAP-induced acute liver injury. Male kunming mice were pretreated with TQ or N-acetylcysteine (NAC) before a single APAP injection. Human Chang liver cells were incubated with…
- Erythema multiforme-like contact dermatitis caused by herbal medicineby Naiyu Lin on November 10, 2018 at 11:00 am
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Cao, P., Xie, P., Wang, X., Wang, J., Wei, J., & Kang, W. Y. (2017). Chemical constituents and coagulation activity of Agastache rugosa. BMC Complement Altern Med, 17(1), 93. doi:10.1186/s12906-017-1592-8
Cui, B. W., Bai, T., Yang, Y., Zhang, Y., Jiang, M., Yang, H. X., . . . Nan, J. X. (2019). Thymoquinone Attenuates Acetaminophen Overdose-Induced Acute Liver Injury and Inflammation Via Regulation of JNK and AMPK Signaling Pathway. Am J Chin Med, 47(3), 577-594. doi:10.1142/s0192415x19500307
Desta, K. T., Kim, G. S., Kim, Y. H., Lee, W. S., Lee, S. J., Jin, J. S., . . . Shin, S. C. (2016). The polyphenolic profiles and antioxidant effects of Agastache rugosa Kuntze (Banga) flower, leaf, stem and root. Biomed Chromatogr, 30(2), 225-231. doi:10.1002/bmc.3539
Gong, H., Li, S., He, L., & Kasimu, R. (2017). Microscopic identification and in vitro activity of Agastache rugosa (Fisch. et Mey) from Xinjiang, China. BMC Complement Altern Med, 17(1), 95. doi:10.1186/s12906-017-1605-7
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