Schizonepeta, Herba Schizonepetae
[Parts Used and Preparation]
[Flavors in Chinese Medicine]
[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.
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.