Schizonepeta ( 荆芥 ) ...Chinese Herb...
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Part of Plant Used
Stems and buds
This herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms of colds, flus, headache, skin eruptions, boils, itching, chills, fever, sore throat, bloody nose, vomiting blood, hemorrhoids, and spotting (bleeding) between menstrual periods (TCM: early stages of wind invasion).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Releases Exterior and expels wind; encourages rash to surface and alleviates itching; stops bleeding.
Common Formulas Used In
Cnidium and Tea; Lonicera and Forsythia; Xanthium and Magnolia.
Cautions in Use
Do not use where there are Liver wind imbalances or where there are fully erupted sores.