Posted by: admin on Feb 22, 2008 - 08:14 PM
1 TASTEBitter and slightly cold
2 MERIDIANSHeart, lung and gall bladder
3 FUNCTIONS1. To clear heat and release toxins; 2. To relieve carbuncles and disperse nodules
4 INDICATIONS1. Febrile disease: a) exogenous pathogenic heat at the defensive qi level manifested as headache, fever, thirst and sore throat-Forsythia (Bo He); b) exogenous pathogenic heat entering the pericardium manifested as high fever, irritability and loss of consciousness-Forsythia fruit (Lian Qiao) is used with Rhinoceros horn (Xijiao) and Lotus seed (Lian Zi).2. Boils, carbuncles and furuncles. Forsythia fruit (Lianqiao) is used with Wild chrysanthemum flower (Yejuhua) and Honeysuckle flower (Jin Yin Hua).3. Scrofula, Forsythia fruit (Lianqiao) is used with Prunella spike (Xia Ku Cao), Scrophularia (Xuan Shen) and Tendrilled fritillary bulb (Chuan Bei Mu).
5 DOSAGE6-10 g
6 COUTIONSThis herb is contraindicated during heat in the blood due to deficient yin, Diarrhea due to weakness of the spleen.
Image of herb: Lian Qiao