Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit)

Lian Qiao (Forsythia Fruit)

Herb 13 of 29 in Herbs that Clear Heat and Eliminate Toxins

Cool Lian Qiao (Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae)
Bitter, Slightly Spicy, Cool
Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
Tone Marks:
lián qiáo
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Clears Heat Toxins and Disperses Lumps and Nodules
    For all sores from heat including abscesses, neck lumps, scrofula, and carbuncles.
  • Clears Wind-Heat
    For Wind-Heat common cold. Also effective in treating high fever, thirst, and delirium.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in Yin type abscesses or carbuncles that have already ulcerated. Also contraindicated in cases of diarrhea resulting from spleen and stomach deficiency.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 6-15 grams.
  • Part used: fruit when just about to ripen.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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