Forsythia Capsule is the dried fruit of Forsythia suspensa(Thunb.)
Vahl (Fam. Oleaceae). The drug is collected in autumn
when nearly ripe and still greenish, removed from foreign
matter, steamed thoroughly and dried in the sun (know as "Qingqiao")
; or the drug is collected when fully ripe, dried and removed
from foreign matter (known as "Laoqiao")
To remove toxic
heat, to cause subsidence of sweeling, and to eliminate nodulation.
Carbuncles, boils, lymphadenitis, mastitis, erysipelas;
upper respiratory infection; febrile diseases at the early
stage and at the stage with high fever, dire thirst, delirium
and maculation; acute urinary infection with oliguria.