Di Fu Zi
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Di Fu Zi in TCM:


Factoids:

English Name: kochia, belvedere fruit, broom cypress fruit
Pharmacuetical Name: Fructus Kochiae
Properties: sweet, bitter, cold
Explore the properties of Di Fu Zi according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):


Temperature: cold
Channels: UB
Flavors: sweet, bitter
Regulates: clears heat, clears damp

Actions / Indications:
  • Clears Damp Heat and Promotes urination (PUD d/t damp heat in the BL)
  • Expels dampness to stop itch (eczema, scabies, itchy skin, damp-heat in external genitals; internal or external use)

    Special Notes:
  • Antibiotic effect in vitro on some dermatophytes and pathogenic fungi.