Schizonepeta Information & Purchase
Also Known As:
Cataire Japonaise, Chataire Japonaise, Hairy Sage, Herba Schizonepatae, Japanese Catnip, Japanese Mint, Jing Jie, Schizonepeta Spica, Schizonepetae Herba, Tenuifolia.
CAUTION: See separate listings for Catnip and Japanese Mint.
Schizonepeta tenuifolia; Schizonepeta multifida, synonym Nepeta multifida. Family: Lamiaceae/Labiatae.
People Use This For:
Orally, schizonepeta is used for the common cold, fever, sore throat, allergic dermatitis, eczema, psoriasis, metrorrhagia, and to stop bleeding.
POSSIBLY SAFE ...when used orally and appropriately. Schizonepeta has been used safely in studies lasting up to a year.
POSSIBLY UNSAFE ...when used orally in excessive amounts. Schizonepeta contains pulegone, a known hepatotoxin. High doses of schizonepeta might cause hepatotoxicity.
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION: Insufficient reliable information available; avoid using.
INSUFFICIENT RELIABLE EVIDENCE to RATE
Atopic dermatitis (eczema). Schizonepeta given orally in combination with 9 other herbs (Zemaphyte) might reduce redness and skin lesions in adults and children with nonexudative atopic eczema. However, other research shows no effect.
More evidence is needed to rate schizonepeta for this use.
Mechanism of Action:
The applicable parts of schizonepeta are the above ground parts. Schizonepeta is processed by either allowing it to sun dry or by carbonizing it. Carbonization involves stir-frying at a high temperature until the surface of the leaves and stems become blackish-brown and the interior surface becomes dark yellow. Schizonepeta contains volatile oils including menthol, pulegone, and d-limonene. It also contains flavonoids such as hesperetin and luteolin. The amounts of these constituents vary with plant parts and processing methods.
Preliminary research suggests that schizonepeta has superoxide scavenging activity, which might explain its use for psoriasis and eczema. However, other research suggests it can increase production of tumor necrosis factor (TNF)-alpha. Schizonepeta might exert an anti-allergic effect by reducing histamine release. It seems to inhibit substance-P-induced itching in animals.
The carbonized form of schizonepeta seems to exert hemostatic effects by inhibiting fibrinolysis and promoting coagulation.
Orally, in combination with other herbs, schizonepeta can cause nausea, vomiting, mild diarrhea, dizziness, urticaria, photosensitivity, an exacerbation of eczema, night diuresis, and discoloration of teeth.
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LIVER FUNCTION TESTS: Schizonepeta in combination with other herbs is associated with reversible increases in liver function tests. Schizonepeta contains variable quantities of pulegone, which is hepatotoxic. Monitor liver function tests including alkaline phosphatase, aspartic acid transaminase (AST,SGOT), alanine aminotransferase (ALT, SGPT), total bilirubin, gamma-glutamyltransferase, and lactate dehydrogenase.
Interactions with Diseases or Conditions:
LIVER DISEASE: Theoretically, schizonepeta might exacerbate liver dysfunction in patients with liver disease.
ORAL: For eczema, approximately 5.625 and 7.5 grams of schizonepeta taken as a tea has been used per day.
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