Citrus Peel - Aged ( 陈皮 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
Acrid, bitter, aromatic
Spleen, Stomach, Lungs
This herb is used in formulas to treat indigestion or poor digestion by
enhancing internal metabolism, promoting proper movement of food through
system, moving food downward, and transforming phlegm. It is also used in
many formulas to negate other herbs' secondary effect of slowing down metabolism
when such an effect is not desired.
Usages and Functions
Moves Qi and strengthens Spleen; dries dampness and transforms phlegm; directs
Qi downward and stops vomiting; helps prevent stagnation.
Formulas Used In
Agastache; Bupleurum, Inula, and Cyperus; Citrus and Pinellia; Clematis
and Stephania; Fritallaria Extract Tablet; Ginseng and Astragaluls; Major
Do not use this herb where there is a dry cough from deficient Yin or Qi.
Use cautiously where there are heat signs such as expectoration of phlegm,
or where there is thick yellow or green phlegm with coughing.
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