Broom Cypress Fruit (Difuzi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Fructus Kochiae|
|Botanical Name:||Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad.|
|Common Name:||Kochia fruit
Broom cypress fruit
|Source of Earliest Record:||Shennong Bencao Jing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||When the fruit ripens in autumn, it is gathered and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter and cold|
|Functions:||Heart, spleen and lung|
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Damp-heat in the urinary bladder manifested as dysuria, painful urination, frequent urination and urgency of micturition.
*Use with herbs that clear heat and promote urination, including Talc (Huashi), and Plantain seed (Cheqianzi).
2. Eczema and scabies.
*Use with Phellodendron bark (Huangbai), Flavescent sophora root (Kushen) and Dittany bark (Baixianpi).