Alchemica Botanica Huo Xiang

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Pogostemonis Herba
This true Patchouli essential oil is steam-distilled from the dried, fermented leaves of Guang Hou Xiang aka Nan (southern) Hou Xiang. The traditional process of fermentation prior to distillation infuses its essential oil with the power of alchemical transformation, affecting dampness and gloom by opening the Chung Mai meridian.

Huo Xiang’s aroma is musky, woody, and spicy. Its effect is quickly felt as it moves down the esophagus and spreads into the stomach, awakening the appetite and bringing on a lightness and clarity to thought and emotion. It’s also easy to use and cost effective.

Common Uses
* To help treat hemorrhoids.
* To help treat varicose veins.
* Blended with Huo Xiang and Zi Su to help treat nausea and vomiting due to morning sickness or exterior syndromes affecting the stomach.
* Other conditions where its anti-inflammatory and anti-fungal properties could be helpful.

Major known chemical constituents: Sesquiterpenes, Sesquiterpenols, pogostone, patchouli alcohol, seychellene

Available in 5ml bottles
Alchemica Botanica was started by Evelyn Robert, L.Ac. It grew out of her deep respect for Chinese medicinal herbs developed over more than 30 years as a TCM practitioner - and chiefly inspired by Daoist Master Dr. Jeffrey Yuen whose teaching on the use of essential oils in TCM has guided practitioners into new dimensions of treatment.

From the beginning Evelyn’s search for reputable extractors in China and testing oils has been a slow but important process. She began visiting large and small extractors, distillers, and perfumers who were enthusiastic and dedicated to producing high quality essential oils from the finest authentic herbs. Her suppliers gradually fell into place – among them a factory/plantation using CO2 extraction in Guangdong Province, a small family-run steam distillery in Jiangxi Province, and a large distillery in southern China focusing on the Chrysanthemum scent.

In the end Evelyn’s persistence paid off. Alchemica Botanica TCM Essential Oils became the first line of essential oils dedicated purely to traditional Chinese herbs and substances, intended for therapeutic use in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in general. It fills a void in currently available essential oils by providing practitioners and their patients with authentic Chinese medicinal herb essences that are easy to use, fast acting and cost effective.