Fructus Kochiae


Fruit of Kochia scoparia (L.) Schrad., family Chenopodiaceae.

Utricle oblate, covered by persistent perianth; perianth 5-lobed, triangular membranous wings spreading out from its lateral side, forming five pointed stars; dotted fruit stalk scars and 5-10 radial ridges appearing in the middle of its back. Sweet and bitter in taste, cold in nature, and attributive to urinary bladder channel.

1. Clear away heat and promote diuresis: For stranguria of heat type and leucorrhagia.
2. Kill parasite, expel wind and alleviate itching: For skin lesion of dampness type, urticaria, scabies and vaginal pruritis with discharge. Recently also used for erythma multiforme, pityriasis rosea, mycotic vaginitis, etc.

Pharmacological Action
Inhibiting the growth of various dermatomyces vitro.

Administration Decoction:
Extemal use: Appropriate amount.


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