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Common Name: Jing Jie
Nepeta tenuifolia is an annual plant that can grow up to 0.30 metres tall.
It is harvested from the wild for local use as a medicine..
E. Asia - Eastern China.
Sloping forest margins, valleys; 500-2700 m. Gansu, Guizhou, Hebei, Heilongjiang, Henan, Liaoning, Qinghai, Shaanxi, Shanxi, Sichuan and cultivated in Fujian, Jiangsu, Yunnan, Zhejiang[
Jing Jie is valued in Chinese medicine as an aromatic and warming herb. It is taken to alleviate skin conditions such as boils and itchiness[
]. It induces sweating and is used in the treatment of fevers and chills and as a remedy for measles[
]. I is often combined with Mentha haplocalyx[
Used in Chinese medicine in the treatment of haemorrhages, especially post-natal bleeding and excessive menstruation, colds, measles and nettle rash[