Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Bud)
Chinese Herb: Jing Jie (Schizonepeta Bud)
Schizonepetae Tenuifolia; Schizonepetae Spica
Also called "Chinese Catnip", the pleasantly aromatic flower bud of Schizonepeta is acrid with a neutral in energy, making it versatile. This Exterior Releasing herb contributes to some Southern Kung Fu dit da recipes, and is used to stop bleeding and reduces swellings; it is also used by the non-martial artists community to treat common cold and flu symptoms, and appears in several patent and commercial products to that end.
Acrid, slightly warm