Jing Jie - Schizonepeta Stem

TCM Materia Medica

Jing Jie TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "jing jie" which in english is Jing Jie herb"schizonepeta stem", is categorized within the "herbs that release the exterior wind cold" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the liver and lung channels and exhibits acrid, aromatic and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 3-9g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Expels wind and releases the exterior - useful for either wind-cold or wind-heat
  • Useful for boils, carbuncles, etc. in the initial stages
  • Resolve itching (wind-heat in the blood level), may be used topically
  • Stops bleeding, blood in stool (secondary herb), uterine bleeding

Jing Jie has some precautions to be considered (see our precautions list).

  • Avoid in measles and/or w/open sores
  • Caution with exterior deficiency
  • Avoid with liver wind patterns

Jing Jie may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: furuncles (boils), itching and/or uterine bleeding

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, jing jie is generally included in the following 8 formulas:

  • Bi Yan Wan (Nose Inflammation Tablets) - For acute or chronic rhinitis resulting from the combinatio…
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  • Chuan Xiong Cha Tiao Wan (Ligusticum Tea Pills) - Headaches, primarily from wind-cold (but used with wind-hea…
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  • Dan Gui Yin Zi (Tangkuei Decoction) - Exterior wind skin conditions with underlying blood defic…
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  • Fang Feng Tong Sheng Wan (Ledebouriella Pills to Sagely Unblock) - High fever with aversion to cold. Thick phlegm that may …
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  • Huai Hua Wan (Sophora Flower Formula) - Hemorrhoids and/or anal fissures, bleeding from the anus (f…
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  • Jing Fang Bai Du Wan (Schizonepeta and Siler Powder to Overcome Pathogenic Influences) - Early stages of disease arising from wind cold damp - commo…
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  • Xiao Feng Wan (Clear Wind Pill) - Itchy and red skin lesions, possibly with weeping -psoriasi…
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  • Yin Qiao Wan (Honeysuckle and Forsythia Formula) - Common cold or flu presenting with fever w/slight or no chi…
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    As noted above, jing jie is within the herbs that release the exterior wind cold functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

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