Botanical Name: Aurantii Fructus Immaturus
Category: Regulate the Qi
Taste: Bitter, Acrid
Temperature: Slightly Cold
Channels Entered: Large Intestine, Stomach, Spleen
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.