The branch and leaf with inflorescence of Schizonepeta tenuifolia (Benth.)
Briq. and S. multifida (L.) Briq., family Labiatae.
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
with fever and chilliness.
4. Soothe the throat: For sorethroat and hoarseness with superficial syndrome,
used together with Radix Platycodi, Radix Glycyrrhizae, Fruetus Forsythiae,
5. Its carbonized preparation may be used for stopping bleeding: For epistaxis,
1. Mild antipyretic effect.
2. Oral use of its decoction can promote the secretion of sweat glands
and improve cutaneous blood circulation.