Auranti Fructus ( 枳壳 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Aurantii or Citri seu Ponciri
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Zhi Ke or Zhi Qiao
Common English Name
Part of Plant Used
Dried fruit after seeds have been removed
Most often used in formulas to treat symptoms of bloating and constipation due to food stagnation and indigestion; sometimes used for a stuffy sensation in the chest with yellow thick phlegm; also used for prolapse of the uterus, rectum, or stomach.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Disperses stagnated flow of vital Qi energy.
Common Formulas Used In
Bupleurum, Inula, and Cyperus.
Cautions in Use
Use with caution if there is little or no Spleen or Stomach function.
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