Botanical Name: Aurantii Fructus Immaturus

Zhi Shi

Zhi Shi

Category: Regulate the Qi

Taste: Bitter, Acrid

Temperature: Slightly Cold

Channels Entered: Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen

Dosage: 3-9g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Use with caution during pregnancy and in those with SP and ST xu.

Actions & Indications:

  • Breaks up stagnant qi and reduces accumulation: for epigastric or abdominal pain and distention or indigestion with focal distention or gas. Can be used synergistically with Aurantii Fructus.
  • Transforms phlegm and expels focal disention: for focal distention and fullness in the chest and epigastrium due to turbid phlegm obstructing and plugging the qi dynamic.
  • Also used with qi-tonifying herbs for gastriectasis, gastroptosis, rectal prollapse. Recently used to raise blood pressure.