Fructus Aurantii

Fructus Aurantii is also named Zhi Qiao, 枳壳, Zhi Ke, 織殼, Bitter Orange
Zhi Qiao
Zhi Qiao

Name

Zhi Qiao (Fructus Aurantii)

Property

Bitter, pungent, sore and slightly cold; spleen and stomach meridians entered.

Actions

Move qi, soothe chest and middle energizer, relieve distention.

Indications

Food stagnation in gastrointestine, diarrhea and dysentery of damp-heat type, chest impediment, thoracic accumulation, chest and hypochondic pain due to qi stagnation.

Dosage and administration

Decoct 3~10 g.

Cations

Used with caution for pregnant women.