Kochia scoparia is cold in nature and sweet in taste. It can clear away damp heat and relieve itching. So, what is Kochia scoparia? Next, let's take a look at the effect and effect of Fructus Kochiae's nature and taste on meridian tropism.
Drug name: Kochia scoparia
Alias: broom vegetables, broom seedlings.
Plant morphology: annual herb. The stem is erect, much branched, often turning red purple in autumn, white pilose when young, then smooth. Leaf blade narrowly oblong or oblong lanceolate, apex acuminate, base cuneate, entire, glabrous or pubescent; young leaf margin white villous, then gradually falling off. The flowers are small, heterogeneous, yellowish green, sessile, with one or more flowers in the axils of leaves; the perianth is connected at the base, with 5-lobed apex, triangular lobes, bending inward, covering the ovary, with a green protuberance at the back of the perianth, developed into transverse wings when fruiting; the stamens are 5, opposite to the perianth lobes, extending out of the flower; the ovary is superior, oblate, short style, stigma 2, linear. The utricle is oblate with 5 persistent perianths with wings at the base. Seed 1, brown. The flowering period is from July to September, and the fruiting period is from September to October.
Distribution of producing area: it grows in wild land, field, roadside or garden. It's distributed across the country several times.
Harvesting and processing: in autumn, when the fruit is mature, the plants are cut, dried in the sun, and the fruit is laid down to remove the impurities such as branches and leaves.
Properties: oblate, pentagonal, covered with persistent perianth. The surface is light brown or grayish green, surrounded by 5 triangular membranous wings, with notched lobes at the apex, 5 or 10 protruding fruit stalk marks and radial ridges in the center below, and pentagonal spaces not covered by persistent perianth in the center above. Pericarp gray brown, membranous, translucent, brittle, easy to peel. Seed brown, oblate ovoid, about 1.5 mm long, slightly raised edge, slightly concave in the middle, with reticular wrinkles on the surface, horseshoe shaped embryo inside, green yellow, oily, white endosperm. The taste is slightly bitter. It is better to be full and gray green.
Nature and taste: cold in nature, sweet and bitter in taste. Kidney meridian and bladder meridian
Efficacy and effect: clear away dampness and heat, stop itching. It belongs to diuretic and Tonglin medicine under the category of diuretic and osmolytic drugs.
Clinical application: for skin itching, urticaria, eczema, adverse urination. Use proper amount of decoction for external use, dry and wash the affected part.
Main ingredients: the 1:3 aqueous extract of Kochia scoparia L. has certain inhibitory effect on tinea schrenckii, M. auduensis, M. ferrugosa, M. laniformis, N. stellatus and other fungi in vitro, and 50% decoction has weak inhibitory effect on Salmonella typhi. The aqueous extract has anti-inflammatory, diuretic, immunosuppressive and other pharmacological effects; The decoction has anti-inflammatory, diuretic and immunosuppressive effects.
Use taboo: no damp heat in the body, and it is forbidden to take if you urinate too much.