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LIAN QIAO

Names for Lian Qiao
Pharmaceutical: Fructus Forsythiae Suspensae
Botanical: Forsythia suspensa Vahl, Forsythia viridissima Lindl., Forsythia koreana Kakai (Oleaceae)
Other names: Qing Lian Qiao, Lian Ke
Description: Forsythiae Fruit.

Actions
Clears Heat; Expels toxins; Resolves abscesses; Dissolves nodules; ...

Origin of lian qiao
Northern and Northeast China, and regions from Chang Jiang to Yunnan.;

Preparation of lian qiao
The drug is collected in autumn when nearly ripe and still greenish, removed from foreign matter, steamed thoroughly and dried in the sun (known as Qing Qiao); or the drug is collected when fully ripe, dried, and removed from foreign matter (known as Huang Qiao). The seed of Fructus Forsythiae are known as Lian Qiao Xin.;

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