Herba Schizonepetae


The branch and leaf with inflorescence of Schizonepeta tenuifolia (Benth.) Briq. and S. multifida (L.) Briq., family Labiatae.

A herb. Stem square, pink-purple. Leaves opposite, 3-5 pinnately cleft, branches and leaves pubescent. Verticillaster terminal, arranged in pseudo-spike; corolla mostly separated, only sepals remaining. Aromatic in odour. Acrid in taste, mild in nature, and attributive to lung and liver channels.

1. Expel wind-evil and induce sweating to expel the exogenous evils from the body surface: For common cold of wind-cold type, also for common cold of wind-heat type when used with drugs of acrid flavour and cool nature.
2. Promote skin eruption and alleviate itching: For the incomplete eruption during measles, and urticaria.
3. Expel exogenous evils to relieve skin infection: For early stage of skin infection with fever and chilliness.
4. Soothe the throat: For sorethroat and hoarseness with superficial syndrome, used together with Radix Platycodi, Radix Glycyrrhizae, Fruetus Forsythiae, etc.
5. Its carbonized preparation may be used for stopping bleeding: For epistaxis, hemafecia, metrorrhagia.

Pharmacalogical Action
1. Mild antipyretic effect.
2. Oral use of its decoction can promote the secretion of sweat glands and improve cutaneous blood circulation.

Administration Decoction: 3-10g.


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