Source Weeping Forsythia Capsule is the dried fruit of Forsythia suspensa (Thunb.) Vahl (Fam. Oleaceae).
Producing Areas Shanxi, Henan, Shaanxi, Hubei and Shandong, etc.
Properties Bitter, Cool
Channels Heart, Liver, Gall Bladder
•Clears heat toxins and disperses lumps and nodules
For all sores from heat including abscesses, neck lumps, scrofula, and carbuncles.
For common cold associated with wind-heat. Also effective in treating high fever, thirst, and delirium.
Usage and Dosage
5 – 15g is decocted for oral use.
Notes Contraindicated in the case with asthenic cold of the spleen and stomach or pyocutaneous diseases of yin type.
Keep in a dry place. Protect from mould and moths.
Comparing Weeping Forsythia Capsule and Honeysuckle Flower
Both can clear away heat, eliminate toxins and treat carbuncles of heat type.
Weeping Forsythia Capsule is effective in clearing heart-heat, eliminating toxins and dispersing lumps and stagnation. Honeysuckle Flower is effective in expelling wind and heat.
Description of Quality Herb
The good Qingqiao, Green Weeping Forsythia Capsule, is green in colour and indehiscent.
The good Laoqiao, Ripe Weeping Forsythia Capsule, is yellow in colour, with big and thick seed-case.