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Infusion of leaves has been used to treat colds, fevers, heart conditions, chest pain. A poultice has been used to treat burns.
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Agastache anethiodora is a synonym.
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Other use

Culinary herb with a sweet aniseed flavour.
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Agastache species contain pulegone, a monoterpene, which may be carcinogenic (did induce benign tumours), but is not genotoxic.
van den Berg, S.J.P.L., Restani, et al., P.. (2011). Levels of Genotoxic and Carcinogenic Compounds in Plant Food Supplements and Associated Risk Assessment. Food and Nutrition Science 2: 989-1010. link

Agastache foeniculum (Pursh) Kuntze

Genus: Agastache
Species: foeniculum (Pursh) Kuntze
Common names: Blue Giant Hyssop
Distribution summary: North America
Habit: Perennial
Hardiness: H3 - Half hardy; unheated greenhouse/mild winter
Habitat: Plains and prairies
Garden status: Currently grown
Garden location: North America (A)
Reason for growing: Medicinal, other use

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