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Alternative Names

Cataire Japonaise, Chataire Japonaise, Hairy Sage, Herba Schizonepatae, Japanese Catnip, Japanese Mint, Jing Jie, Schizonepeta Spica, Schizonepetae Herba, Tenuifolia CAUTION: Please refer to separate listings for Catnip, Japanese Mint

Scientific Name

Schizonepeta tenuifolia

Why Do People Use Japanese Catnip ?

Oral preparations of Schizonepeta tenuifolia known as japanese catnip powder, can be used for the treatment of fever, to cure common cold, allergic dermatitis, sore throat, psoriasis, eczema, to stop bleeding and metrorrhagia.

Is It Safe To Use?

Possibly Safe - Oral and appropriate consumption of japanese catnip powder is thought to be safe to use. It has been considered safe to use in studies lasting up to one year. Possibly Unsafe - Oral and over dosage of japanese catnip may show adverse effects. Japanese catnip consist of pulegone, which is a known hepatotoxin. Excessive amount of japanese catnip may lead to hepatotoxicity in some individuals. Avoid In Breastfeeding & Pregnancy - Japanese catnip powder should be avoided in pregnancy and lactation because there is insufficient and unreliable information available to rate its safety.

How Effective Is Japanese Catnip ?

There is insufficient information to rate the safety of Schizonepeta tenuifolia in following conditions: Atopic dermatitis (Eczema) - Japanese catnip when used orally along 9 other herbs (Zemaphyte) may help to lessen skin lesions and redness in children and adults with non-exudative atopic eczema. But other researches also suggest that there are no significant side effects with the use of japanese catnip.

How Japanese Catnip Works?

The most effective part of Schizonepeta tenuifolia are all the aerial parts. Japanese catnip is processed by either carbonizing or sun drying it. Carbonization includes stir-frying at a high temperature until the surface of the stems and leaves become blackish-brown and the inside surface becomes dim yellow. Japanese catnip powder consists of volatile oils such as pulegone, menthol and d-limonene. It also consists of flavonoids, for example, luteolin and hesperetin. The quantity of these constituents may change with plant parts and transforming techniques. Clinical experiments suggest that Japanese Catnip powder has superoxide scavenging action, which may explain its utilization for skin inflammation and psoriasis. On the other hand, another examination recommends it can enhance generation of tumor necrosis component (TNF)-alpha. Japanese Catnip may exert an anti-inflammatory effect by decreasing the release of histamine. It appears to inhibit substance-P-induced tingling.

What Are The Side Effects /Adverse Reactions of Japanese Catnip ?

Combination of Japanese Catnip powder and other herbs can lead to vomiting, nausea, dizziness, mild diarrhea, photosensitivity, urticaria, night diuresis, an exacerbation of eczema and discoloration of teeth.

How Japanese Catnip Interacts With Other Herbs and Supplements?

Not known.

How Japanese Catnip Interacts With Drugs?

Not known.

How Japanese Catnip Interacts With Foods?

Not known.

How Japanese Catnip Interacts With Lab Tests?

Liver Function Tests Schizonepeta tenuifolia with mixture of other herbs is related with reversible increases in liver function tests. This plant is also consist of some random quantities of pulegone, which is hepatotoxic. Be watchful about patient’s liver function tests such as aspartic acid transaminase (AST,SGOT), alkaline phosphatase, total bilirubin, alanine aminotransferase (ALT, SGPT), lactate dehydrogenase and gamma-glutamyltransferase.

How Japanese Catnip Interacts With Diseases and Conditions?

Liver Disease - Japanese catnip powder maybe responsible for worsening liver dysfunction in patients with liver disease.

What Should Be the Dose/Administration of Japanese Catnip ?

ORAL Japanese catnip is used to treat eczema, for this purpose approximately 5.625 to 7.5 grams of japanese catnip has been ingested every day.



General Certificate of Analysis (COA)

Specification sheet links below are a standard copy of the COA less the batch or lot number and manufactures dates. Specification sheet can be dated and should only be considered as a general information. Please contact and request an up to date COA if needed for specific updated information before placing order by filling out the contact form with product name and SKU number. If ordering quantities of twenty five kilos or more contact for availability.

Specification Sheets

Japanese Catnip Powder


These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. These products are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.

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