|Pharmaceutical Name:||Herba seu Flos Schizonepetae|
|Botanical Name:||Schizonepeta tenuifolia Briq.|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The aerial part of the plant is gathered in autumn and winter, dried in the shade and cut into pieces. It can be used raw or baked until yellow and black in color.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent and warm|
|Meridian:||Lung and liver|
|Functions:||To release the exterior and expel wind
To stop bleeding
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Wind-cold exterior syndrome manifested as headache, chills, fever, and absence of sweating.
*Use with Ledebouriella root (Fangfeng) and Notopterygium root (Qianghuo).
2. Wind-heat exterior syndrome manifested as fever headache, sore throat and slight sweating or no sweating.
*Use with Forsythia fruit (Lianqiao), Mentha (Bohe) and Platycodon root (Jiegeng) in the formula Yin Qiao San.
3. Measles and skin eruption with itching.
*Use with Mentha (Bohe), Cicada slough (Chantui) and Arctium fruit (Niubangzi) to bring the rash to the surface and alleviate itching.
4. Hemorrhagic diseases, such as epistaxis, bloody stool and uterine bleeding.
*Use with the other herbs that stop bleeding.
|Cautions:||To stop bleeding, this herb should be carbonized (or baked until yellow and black in color).|