Belvedere Fruit

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.