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Plant Information

Scientific Name: Agastache rugosa
Alternative Names: Wrinkled Giant Hyssop

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Agastache rugosa


  • Perennial
  • Korean mint is native to East Asia.
  • It bears spikes of small purple flowers and can grow up to 1m+.
  • Korean mint has a fragrant aroma, is frost hardy and draught tolerant.

Culinary Uses

  • Fresh and dried leaves provide flavouring for meat dishes and salads.
  • Also makes a pleasant tea.

Parts Used

  • The leaves and stems (aerial parts).

Medicinal Uses. It is said that

  • An aromatic, anti-bacterial herb that stimulates the digestive system and relaxes spasms.
  • Used in tradisional Chinese medicine to improve appetite and to relieve dyspepsia, nausea and vomiting.
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