Auranti Immaturus ( 枳实 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Aurantii Immaturus or Fructus Citri seu Ponciri Immaturus

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Zhi Shi

Common English Name

Immature Fruit of Bitter Orange

Part of Plant Used

Dried fruit after seeds are removed


Mildly cold


Bitter, sour

Meridians Entered

Spleen, Stomach

Common Usages

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.

Processing Required




Cautions in Use

Do not use where there is Qi deficiency or where there is a cold-deficient Stomach.

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