Schizonepeta ( 荆芥 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Schizonepetae Tenufoliae

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Jing Jie

Common English Name


Part of Plant Used

Stems and buds


Slightly warm


Acrid, aromatic

Meridians Entered

Lungs, Liver

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required




Cautions in Use

Do not use where there are Liver wind imbalances or where there are fully erupted sores.

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