Source Belvedere fruit is the fruit of Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad., (Fam. Chenopodiaceae.)
Producing Areas Hebei, Shanxi, Shandong, Henan and Jiangsu, etc.
Properties Spicy, Bitter, Cold
Channels Kidney, Bladder
- Clears heat and promotes diuresis
For stranguria of heat type and leucorrhagia.
- Kills parasite, expels wind and alleviates itching
For skin lesion of dampness type, including rubella and pruritussvuluae.
Usage and Dosage
9–15 g is used in decoction for oral use.
The decoction can be used externally as washing solution.
Keep in a ventilated and dry place. Protect from moths.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is five-pointed star-shaped, big and full-grained, greyish green in colour and without sediments.