Pinyin: jing jie tan
ENGLISH NAME: Schizonepeta (carbon)
LATIN NAME: Schizonepetae Herba Carbonisata
Properties: acrid, slightly warm
Channels Entered: Lung, Liver
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Releases the Exterior and Dispels Wind
2. Dispels Wind and Relieves Muscle Spasms
3. Dispels Wind, Vents Rashes and Alleviates Itching
4. Stops Bleeding
5 to 10 grams. Maximum dosage of Jing Jie is 30 grams.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICATIONS
• Jing Jie is not recommended if perspiration is not due to wind, such as in patients with wei (defensive) qi
deficiency or yin-deficient heat.
• Contraindicated for patients experiencing spasms because of Liver wind.
• Jíng Jie is contraindicated in cases of fully erupted measles or open sores.
• While taking Jing Jie, patients should avoid foods such as fish, crab, goose or duck, as consumption of these foods may increase itching of the skin.