Jing Jie (Japanese Catnip) Seed

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Jing Jie (Japanese Catnip) Seed

Related to catnip but has a finer foliage and wonderfully aromatic scent with a pine-like aroma.

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(Schizonepeta tenuifolia LAMIACEAE)

Wonderfully aromatic herb with highly dissected foliage and small, clustered lavender blooms borne in spikes above the foliage. Belongs to the same family as catnip but is an annual with finer foliage and a sweet, pungent, pine-like aroma. Medicinal: Jing Jie is official to the Chinese Pharmocopeia. Slightly warm in nature, acrid in taste, and attributive to lung and liver channels. Used for the symptoms of colds and flu. Diaphoretic (improves cutaneous blood circulation and promotes secretion of sweat glands). Antibacterial action. Clears away heat-evil to stop the wind syndrome. Its carbonized preparation is mildly hemostatic for internal bleeding.

Details:

Other Names:Japanese Catnip
Flowers:small inconspicuous
Lifecycle:1    (0: N/A, 1: annual, 2: perennial, 3: biennial)
Height:18 to 36 inches
Diameter:9 inches
Heirloom:yes
Container Planting:yes

Cultural Requirements:

USDA Zones:4 to 9
Propagation / Germination:Germinates in 14 to 28 days at 70F.
Spacing:9 inches apart
Sun:Full sun
Pests and Diseases:None noted

Garden Medicinals offers over 220 varieties of medicinal and culinary herb seeds, roots, and select heirloom vegetable and ethnic flower seed. All seeds are non-gmo, open-pollinated and untreated. Most seeds are naturally grown and a few are certified organic. Our vegetable seeds do especially well in hot, humid climates where vegetable production can be difficult. Our herb selection also includes dormant root stock of ginger, ginseng, goldenseal, black cohosh, false unicorn, and wild yam.

Note: Medicinal uses of herbs mentioned in our store are not intended nor implied to be a substitute for professional medical advice. Please see a qualified medical practitioner for diagnosis if you have a health problem.


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