Chinese Herb: Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Bud or Stem)

Chinese Herb: Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Bud or Stem)

Herb 7 of 16 in Warm, Spicy Herbs that Release the Exterior

Slightly Warm Jing Jie (Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae)
Channels:
LU, LIV
Properties:
Spicy, Aromatic, Slightly Warm
Latin:
Herba Seu Flos Schizonepetae Tenuifoliae
Chinese:
荆芥
Tone Marks:
jīng jiè
Alt Names:
Jing Jie Sui
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Releases the Exterior and Stops Wind
    For common cold with headache from Wind-Cold or Wind-Heat, depending on other herbs in the prescription.
  • Alleviates Itching and Rashes
    For the first stages of skin eruptions, measles, urticaria. Also for boils when they first erupt, especially if accompanied by chills and fever.
  • Stops Bleeding
    For epistaxis, Bloody stool, hemorrhage, etc.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Caution for internal liver wind, and for measles and open sores that have suppurated.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams.
  • Part used: aerial part or spike of whole herb.

Chinese Herb Notes

  • When used to stop bleeding, toast herb to ash. Do not decoct for more than 15 minutes.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.

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