Forsythia Information & Purchase
Also Known As:
Forsitia, Forsythia de Paris, Forsythia Fructus, Fructus Forsythiae, Golden Bell, Lian Qiao, Lien Chiao, Mimosa de Paris, Rengyo, Weeping Golden Bell.
Forsythia suspensa, synonym Syringa suspensa; Forsythia viridissima; Forsythia viridissima var. koreana, synonym Forsythia koreana. Family: Oleaceae.
People Use This For:
Orally, forsythia is used for bronchiolitis, tonsillitis, pharyngitis, fever, vomiting, heart disease, HIV/AIDS, gonorrhea, erysipelas, and inflammation. Parenterally, forsythia, in combination with other herbs, is used for bronchiolitis.
POSSIBLY SAFE ...when used by injection, short-term. An intravenous preparation that includes forsythia, honeysuckle, and Baikal skullcap has been used with apparent safety in children for up to 7 days.
There is insufficient reliable information available about the safety of forsythia when used orally or long-term.
PREGNANCY AND LACTATION: Insufficient reliable information available; avoid using.
INSUFFICIENT RELIABLE EVIDENCE to RATE Bronchiolitis. Preliminary clinical research suggests a combination of forsythia, honeysuckle, and Baikal skullcap given intravenously might decrease the duration of symptoms of bronchiolitis in children with respiratory syncytial virus infection. More evidence is needed to rate forsythia for this use.
Mechanism of Action:
The applicable part of forsythia is the fruit. Forsythia contains flavonoids, lignans, triterpenes, oleanolic acid, rutin, and other compounds. Preliminary research suggests constituents of forsythia may have anti-inflammatory and analgesic effects. Forsythia extracts may exert anti-inflammatory activity by inhibiting 5-lipoxygenase and human leukocyte elastase.
Other research suggests it might inhibit the release of tumor necrosis factor (TNF) from mast cells. It also seems to inhibit leukotriene B4, which suggests it might be useful for treating skin conditions such as psoriasis. Other preliminary research suggests forsythia extracts inhibit itching induced by substance P without causing sedation. Substance P is increased in patients with skin disorders such as atopic dermatitis and psoriasis.
Forsythia contains tannic acid which seems to have antitumor and anti-inflammatory properties.
Triterpene constituents may also contribute to anti-inflammatory activity. Preliminary research suggests that forsythia might inhibit platelet activating factor.
Preliminary research suggests forsythia has activity against the respiratory syncytial virus (RSV). Forsythia may also have antibacterial activity.
Other research suggests it may reduce fever and stimulate bile flow.
Interactions with Herbs & Supplements:
ANTICOAGULANT/ANTIPLATELET HERBS AND SUPPLEMENTS: Concomitant use of herbs and supplements that affect platelet aggregation could theoretically increase the risk of bleeding in some people. Some of these herbs include angelica, clove, danshen, garlic, ginger, ginkgo, Panax ginseng, and others.
Interactions with Drugs:
ANTICOAGULANT/ANTIPLATELET DRUGS Interaction Rating = Moderate Be cautious with this combination. Theoretically, taking forsythia with anticoagulant or antiplatelet drugs might increase the risk of bleeding due to decreased platelet aggregation. Forsythia might reduce platelet aggregation by inhibiting platelet activating factor (12619). Some of these drugs include aspirin, clopidogrel (Plavix), dalteparin (Fragmin), enoxaparin (Lovenox), heparin, ticlopidine (Ticlid), warfarin (Coumadin), and others.
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SURGERY: Forsythia has antiplatelet effects. Forsythia might cause excessive bleeding if used perioperatively. Tell patients to discontinue forsythia at least 2 weeks before elective surgical procedures.
Interactions with Diseases or Conditions:
No typical dosage.
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