Auranti Immaturus ( 枳实 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Latin Plant Name
Aurantii Immaturus or Fructus Citri seu Ponciri Immaturus
Pinyin Mandarin Name
Common English Name
Immature Fruit of Bitter Orange
Part of Plant Used
Dried fruit after seeds are removed
This herb is most often used for its effect on symptoms of bloating (TCM: stomach accumulations), and may also be used to treat Organ prolapse and some cases of shock.
Traditional Usages and Functions
Breaks up stagnant Qi and reduces Accumulations; directs Qi downward and moves stool.
Common Formulas Used In
Apricot Seed and Linum.
Cautions in Use
Do not use where there is Qi deficiency or where there is a cold-deficient Stomach.
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