Forsythia (Forsythis suspensa? or viridissima?
or hybrid of the two species?)
March 21, 2014
A classic harbinger of spring, this shrub plays an important role in Chinese medicine. The green, unripe seed capsule of late summer is the part used. It “clears heat,” disperses swelling, detoxifies, and is an ingredient in the better known “Yin Qiao.” Indications would include: sores with toxicity, sore throat, UTI, boils, etc...