Schizonepeta for Infectious Diseases and Skin Disorders

[Name]
Schizonepeta, Herba Schizonepetae

[Chinese Name]
Jing Jie

[Parts Used and Preparation]
Whole herb

[Flavors in Chinese Medicine]
Pungent; warm

[Chinese Medicine Meridians/Channels]
Lung and Liver

[Actions in Chinese Medicine]
This herb may dispel the pathogenic wind factors and relieve the exterior symptoms.

[Uses in Chinese Medicine]
• Infectious diseases caused by exogenous pathogenic wind-cold factors, shown as chills, headaches, fever, sore throat, and no sweating.
• Itchy skin, skin rashes, measles, pruritus with exterior symptoms.
• Hematemesis, hematochezia, and metrorrhagia. The charred herb can be used.

[Recommended Dosages]
3–10 grams. Add water to cook in decoctions. For exterior symptoms, use the raw herb. For stopping bleeding, make charcoal.

[Warnings, Interactions, Side Effects]
Avoid overcooking in the decoctions.

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