Chinese Herbs: Zhi Ke (Bitter Orange Peel), Fructus Citri Aurantii
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Chinese Herbs: Zhi Ke (Bitter Orange Peel), Fructus Citri Aurantii

Herb 14 of 19
Herbs that Regulate the Qi

Cool Zhi Ke (Fructus Citri Aurantii)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Bitter, Cool
Latin:
Fructus Citri Aurantii
Chinese:
枳壳
Tone Marks:
zhĭ ké
Alt Names:
Zhi Qiao

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Breaks Stagnant Qi, Relieves Distension and Accumulation
    Treats cough and expands chest to relieve chest congestion. Used for abdominal distension and pressure or constipation.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Use with caution during pregnancy
  • Use with caution in cases of gastric or duodenal ulcers due to acidity of herb
  • Use with caution in cases of Spleen and Stomach Deficiency

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None Noted
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-9 grams (Bensky)
  • 3-10 grams (Chen)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: