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Fructus Aurantii

Bitter Orange
Bitter Orange #

Name

Zhi Qiao (Fructus Aurantii)

  1. Zhi Qiao
  2. Bitter Orange
  3. Zhi Ke
  4. 枳壳
  5. 織殼

The Effect of 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 Administrations

Decoct 3~10 g.

Cations

Used with caution for pregnant women.