Fructus Aurantii

Fructus Aurantii is also named Zhi Qiao, 枳壳
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.