Botanical Name: Citri Reticulatae Viride Pericarpium

Qing Pi

Qing Pi

Category: Regulate the Qi

Taste: Bitter, Acrid

Temperature: Warm

Channels Entered: Stomach, Gallbladder, Liver

Dosage: 3-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Because this herb fiercely consumes the qi, it should be used with caution in those with qi xu.

Actions & Indications:

  • Spreads the LV qi and breaks up stagnant qi: for constrained LV qi patterns with such symptoms as distention and pain in the chest, breast, or hypochondriac regions, or bulging disorder pain.
  • Dissipates clumps and reduces stagnation: for food stagnation with accumulation which manifests as pain, distention, or a stifling sensation in the epigastrium. Often used for rather severe food stagnation, and for masses when stagnant qi progresses to blood stasis.