June 28, 2016

Schizonepeta

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What other names is Schizonepeta known by?

Cataire Japonaise, Chataire Japonaise, Hairy Sage, Herba Schizonepatae, Japanese Catnip, Japanese Mint, Jing Jie, Nepeta multifida, Schizonepetae Herba, Schizonepeta multifida, Schizonepeta Spica, Schizonepeta tenuifolia, Schizonepetae Herba, Tenuifolia.

What is Schizonepeta?

Schizonepeta is a plant. The parts that grow above the ground are used to make medicine.

Schizonepeta is used for the common cold, fever, sore throat, and heavy menstrual periods. It is also used for skin disorders including eczema, allergic rashes, and psoriasis.

Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...

  • Eczema. Scientific studies have shown mixed results. Some research shows that schizonepeta in combination with 9 other herbs (Zemaphyte) might reduce redness and irritation. However, other research shows no effect.
  • Common cold.
  • Fever.
  • Sore throat.
  • Psoriasis.
  • Heavy menstrual bleeding.
  • Other conditions.
More evidence is needed to rate the effectiveness of schizonepeta for these uses.

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database rates effectiveness based on scientific evidence according to the following scale: Effective, Likely Effective, Possibly Effective, Possibly Ineffective, Likely Ineffective, and Insufficient Evidence to Rate (detailed description of each of the ratings).


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