Forsythia Fruit ( 连翘 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
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Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Bitter, slightly acrid
Lungs, Heart, Liver, Gallbladder
This herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms of common cold where there is high fever, hot skin, lymphatic swelling (nodules), and/or urinary-tract infection (TCM: excess wind/hot/damp conditions).
Traditional Usages and Functions
Clears heat and poison and dissipates nodules; expels externally contracted wind heat.
Common Formulas Used In
Lonicera and Forsythia; Xanthium and Magnolia.
Cautions in Use
Do not use this herb where there is deficient Spleen and Stomach diarrhea, or where there is fever with deficient Qi. Do not use where there are carbuncles that have already ulcerated, or if there are cold-type ulcers.
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