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Fructus Forsythiae (Lian Chao)

Fructus Forsythiae (Lian Chao)

Forsythia is a genus of flowering plants in the olive family Oleaceae. There are about 11 species, mostly native to eastern Asia, but one native to southeastern Europe.

Forsythia Suspensa is a species of flowering plant in the family native to Asia. It contains the lignan Pinoresinol.

Forsythia Suspensa Vahl is a climbing plant widely distributed in China, Japan and Korea. The extracts of the dried fruits have been used for a long time as traditional Asian medicines to treat gonorrhea, erysipedas, inflammation and pharyngitis.



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Fructus Forsythiae (Lian Chao) P.E.10:1

It has inhibitory effects on Staphylococcus aureus, Streptococcus pneumoniae, Shigella, Mycobacterium tuberculosis, Bacillus pertussis, and influenza virus, rhinovirus, and fungi. It can significantly inhibit inflammatory exudation and enhance the ability of mice to phagocytose inflammatory cells. The aqueous solution can reduce blood pressure, and the rutin contained in it can enhance the density of capillaries. In addition, there are antipyretic, antiemetic, diuretic, anti-liver damage and other effects.

Bitter cool and slightly cold in nature and taste, enter the lung, heart and gallbladder meridians. It is good at clearing away heat and detoxifying, dispelling carbuncle and dispersing knot, and treating sore carbuncle and scrofula. It is known as the “Holy Medicine for Sore Households”; it also clears heat and detoxifies and can raise the floating, disperse and diathermy, and is often used to treat exogenous wind-heat and early onset of warm diseases. Use with caution in patients with spleen and stomach deficiency cold or qi deficiency with sores and pus.

Forsythia is good at clearing the heart and purging fire, and it is often used to treat high fever and irritability that enter the pericardium.

Harvest Season: Autumn

Additional information


Specs: 10:1
Part of used] Forsythia Fruit
Active Ingredients: /
Appearance: Light yellow fine powder
Odor: Characteristic
Identification: Herb Identity Tested
Solubility: Partially Soluble in water, Soluble in chloroform and dichloromethane, soluble in acetone, slightly soluble in methanol, ethanol and ethyl acetate.


1. Study shows the Forsythiae Fructus has the function of anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antivomiting and antitumor activities,
2. Study shows the Forsythiae Fructus has the function of hepatoprotective, neuroprotective and cardiovascular protective effects,
3. Forsythia can be used for airway illnesses, swelling, fever, and other conditions.
4. Forsythia can be used for swelling of small air passages in the lung (bronchiolitis), tonsillitis, sore throat, fever, vomiting, heart disease, gonorrhea, pain and swelling (inflammation), and a severe skin rash with fever and vomiting caused by a bacterium (erysipelas)


1. Applied in food field, it is used as a healthy food additive.
2. Applied in pharmaceutical field, it is frequently used as a medicine supplement. Possesses good efficacy for treatment for airway illnesses, swelling, fever, and other conditions.
3. Applied in cosmetics, it has antibacterial and anti-inflammatory properties, and has a preventive effect on some skin diseases; it has certain moisturizing properties, and its hygroscopic effect is moderate, which can be used to improve dry and rough skin; it has good comprehensive antioxidant properties, combined with epithelial proliferation factor It has a revitalizing effect and can be used in anti-aging cosmetics.
4. Applied in the field of health care products, it is used in capsules, health food, oral liquid, health care wine and other alcoholic beverages for anti-oxidation, anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, antiviral, antivomiting activities.