INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Fructus Kochiae
Common English: Kochia Fruit
Broom Cypress
Belvedere Fruit
Herbs That Drain Dampness (Diuretics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Sweet
Bitter
Cold
Urinary Bladder
Kidney
3-15g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Clears Damp-Heat and promotes urination

Damp-Heat Painful Urinary Dysfunction due to Damp-Heat with dark, burning and scanty urination

Expels Dampness and stops itching

Damp skin disorders where itching is a main symptom (eczema, scabies) (internal and topical)

Damp-Heat in the external genitalia

Clears Wind-Heat affecting the eyes and head

Swollen, painful eyes and head and skin disorders due to Wind-Heat

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Do not use when there are no Damp-Heat symptoms.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Scl. Polypori
Zhu Ling
Medulla Tetrapanacis
Tong Cao
Hb. Dianthi
Qu Mai

Rx. Sophorae Flavescentis
Ku Shen

 

Fr. Cnidii
She Chuang Zi

 

Painful urinary dysfunction due to Urinary Bladder Damp-Heat with dark, burning and scanty urination.

Skin irritation and itchiness due to Damp-Heat.

Topically, as a wash for itch.

Rx. Rehmanniae
Sheng Di Huang
Cx. Dictamni
Bai Xian Pi

Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
Talcum
Hua Shi
Caul Akebiae
Mu Tong

Scl. Polypori
Zhu Ling
Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
Medulla Tetrapanacis
Tong Cao
Rx. Glycyrrhizae
Gan Cao

Damp-Heat or Wind-Heat causing eczema and itching.

Damp-Heat dysuria.

Urinary tract infection or Bladder infection.

Cx. Dictamni
Bai Xian Pi

Rx. Sophorae Flavescentis
Ku Shen

Fr. Cnidii
She Chuang Zi

Cx. Moutan
Mu Dan Pi
Cx. Dictamni
Bai Xian Pi
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua

Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua

Rx. Saposhnikoviae
Fang Feng
Hb. Menthae
Bo He
Flos Chrysanthemi
Ju Hua
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai

Powder and apply topically for itching.

Eczema.

Urticaria with redness and itching.

Sm. Cassiae
Jue Ming Zi
Sm. Celosiae
Qing Xiang Zi
Flos Eriocauli
Gu Jing Cao

 

 

Eye redness and pain.

 

 

  1. Both Di Fu Zi and Rx. Sophorae Flavescentis Ku Shen clear Damp-Heat, expel Wind, alleviates itching and facilitate urination. Di Fu Zi is superior at expelling Wind, resolving Dampness and alleviating itching while Ku Shen is better at clearing Damp-Heat. It is used externally to clear Heat toxin which causes itchy sores and internally it treats dysentery and jaundice due to Damp-Heat.
  2. This herb can be used alone for urinary tract infections during pregnancy.