Lian Qiao


Lian Qiao in TCM:

Explore the properties of Lian Qiao according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


English Name: forsythia, weeping forsythia capsule
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Forsythiae
Properties: bitter, coold

Temperature: cold

Channels: LU, HT, GB

Flavors: bitter

Special Properties:
clears heat, eliminates toxins, resolves phlegm, reduces swelling

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears toxic heat; dissipates nodules (carbuncles, boils, hot sores, breast abcess, neck lumps, phlegm nodules, asso for heat invading the pericardium)
  • Expels exterior Wind Heat (slight chills with more fever, sore throat, headache)

  • (cc: SP and ST deficiency with diarrhea)
  • (cc: yin ulcers)