One of 50 fundamental herbs of Chinese herbalism, its medicinal uses include soothing morning sickness and digestion, increasing appetite, and as an antibacterial and antifungal. It is also a folk remedy for cancer. Use the anise-mint flavour leaves raw in salads or with flowers in teas. The purple spire-like flowers are very attractractive to bees. The plant is drought and cold hardy to minus 5. Height to 100cm.