Document Type

Article

Publication Date

1998

Journal or Book Title

Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants

Volume

6

Issue

1

First Page

69

Last Page

97

DOI

10.1300/J044v06n01_09

Abstract

A comprehensive review of research investigations on the genus Agastache, sections Agastache andBrittonastrum, is presented. Morphologic, cytogenetic, taxonomic, agonomic/horticultural, and biochemical studies, along with protocols for extraction and analyses of a total of 16 enzyme systems, are analyzed for the 22 morphologically distinct, diploid (haploid chromosome number of n = 9) Agastache species. In addition, the extraction procedures of flavonoids and terpenoids (common constituents of many medicinal plants with biological effects demonstrated in humans or animals) from inflorescences, leaves, stems, and roots of Agastache are surveyed. Details on the safety and uses of methylchavicol (estragole), the main constituent among the 77 compounds reported in the essential oil of Agastache, in the food industry are included and the herbal, flavoring, and medicinal uses of Agastache per se are summarized.

Comments

This article is from Journal of Herbs, Spices & Medicinal Plants 6 (1998): 69–97, doi:10.1300/J044v06n01_09.

Rights

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Language

en

File Format

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