INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Herba Schizonepetae
Common English: Schizonepeta Stem or Bud
Japanese Catnip
Herbs that Release the Exterior: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior (Wind-Cold Diaphoretics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Aromatic
Slightly Warm
(Warm)
(Neutral)
Lung
Liver
3-10g
Maximum dosage: 30g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Releases the Exterior and expels Wind

Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat

Carbuncles or boils (Chuang Yung) when they first erupt - especially with chills and fever

Vents rashes and relieves itching

Initial-stage measles and pruritic skin eruptions

Stops bleeding

Hemorrhage (auxiliary)

Dispels Wind and relieves muscle spasms Postpartum spasms, trismus, muscle cramps and spasms due to Wind
CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with fully erupted measles or open sores.
  • Contraindicated for those with spontaneous sweating.
  • Contraindicated for those with headache due to Yin Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those without pathogenic Wind.
  • Contraindicated for those with Internal Wind conditions with spasms or tremors of the extremities.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Hb. Menthae
Bo He

Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng
Rz. et Rx. Notopterygii
Qiang Huo

Hb. Menthae
Bo He
Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao

Releases the Exterior to induce sweating

Disperses Wind in the head

Vents rashes and alleviates itching

External Wind-Cold with chills, fever and anhidrosis

External Wind-Heat with fever, headache and sore throat

Hb. Menthae
Bo He
Fol. Mori
Sang Ye
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua
Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui
Rx. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong

Hb. Pogostemi/Agastaches
Huo Xiang
Hb. Eupatorii
Pei
Lan

External Wind-Heat

Postpartum external Wind

External Damp disorders

Rx. Platycodi
Jie Geng
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Rx. Scutellariae
Huang Qin
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua

Fr. Arctii
Niu Bang Zi
Periostricum Cicadae
Chan Tui
(Flos Lonicerae)
(Jin Yin Hua)

Acute cough associated with External disorders

Eye inflammation associated with Wind-Heat

Initial-stage measles and skin eruptions - brings rash to the surface and alleviates itching

Hb. Equiseti
Mu Zei
Flos Eriocauli
Gu Jing Cao

Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao
Fol. Artemisiae Argyi
Ai Ye
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng

 

Pruritic rash

Hypermenorrhea or abnormal uterine bleeding or postpartum bleeding

Pruritic itching

Exterior Excess

Initial-stage boils

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Rx. Angelicae Sinensis
Dang Gui

Rz. Chuanxiong
Chuan Xiong

Sm. Phaseoli
Chi Xiao Dou

Itching and tremors of the hands and feet from Wind due to Blood Deficiency

Intestinal Wind with bleeding from the rectum

Itching from Wind due to Blood Deficiency (stronger effect)

Clears heat, promotes the flow of Blood, reduces rashes and alleviates itching for itchy Wind-Rash and swollen, toxic sores

Flos Sophorae Immaturus
Huai Hua Mi

Flos Sophorae Immaturus
Huai Hua Mi
(Cacumen Platycladi)
(Ce Bai Ye)
(Fr. Aurantii)
(Zhi Ke)

Flos Sophorae Immaturus
Huai Hua Mi

Fr. Aurantii
Zhi Ke
Cacumen Platycadi
Ce Bai Ye

Hemafecia

Rectal bleeding from Intestinal Wind or hemorrhoids

Rectal bleeding from Intestinal Wind or hemorrhoids (stronger effect)

Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao
Hb. Menthae
Bo He
Fr. Arctii
Niu Bang Zi
Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi

Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng
Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Fr. Forsythiae
Lian Qiao

Rx. Rehmanniae (Fresh Juice)
Sheng Di Huang

Early-stage carbuncles, furuncles, and abscesses with Heat

Early-stage carbuncles, furuncles, and abscesses

Exterior signs and symptoms

Epistaxis, hemoptysis and hematemesis

Hb. Cirsii
Xiao Ji
Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Nodus Nelumbinis Rhizomatis
Ou Jie
Talcum
Hua Shi
Medulla Tetrapanacis
Tong Cao
Pollen Typhae
Pu Huang

 

 

Hematuria

 

 

  1. This herb can be used alone as a powder or in combination with other Wind dispelling herbs to treat muscle cramps and spasms due to Wind.
  2. The spike Jing Jie Sui, is used similarly with stronger actions.
  3. This herb is bBest used in the early stages of Wind Invasion.
  4. Virtually identical in use to Western Catnip - except for promoting eruption of rashes.
  5. Some sources say that it reduces swelling and detoxifies Blood.
  6. This herb vents Wind from the Blood.
  7. Both Jing Jie and Fol. Perillae Zi Su Ye release the exterior and promote diaphoresis. Jing Jie is stronger at dispelling Wind and can be used for Wind-Cold and Wind-Heat, while Zi Su Ye is best used to treat Wind-Cold with Middle Jiao issues like Qi Stagnation or pregnancy.
  8. Dry-fried Schizonepeta Chao Jing Jie is preferred for those who are already sweating.
  9. Charred Schizonepeta Jing Jie Tan regulates Blood and stops bleeding.