Herb 5 of 19 in Herbs that Regulate the Qi
LIV, LU, ST, SP
Spicy, Bitter, Slightly Warm
Fructus Citri Sacrodactylis
- Spreads and Regulates Liver Qi
Excellent for symptoms of Liver Qi stagnation but only mildly relieves pain. Symptoms include hypochondriac and abdominal distension, stifling sensation in the chest, belching, hiccups and vomiting.
- Harmonizes the Middle Jiao, Strengthens the Spleen
Used for epigastric pain, fullness and distention, lack of appetite, belching and vomiting
- Transforms Phlegm and Stops Cough
For unrelenting chronic cough with copious phlegm and chest pain. It mildly resolves phlegm and is not used for early stages of externally contracted coughs.
Contraindications and Cautions
- Use with caution in Yin Deficiency with Fire Patients.
- This section is being researched, and is not completed.
Toxicity and Overdose
- 3-9 grams in decoction (Bensky)
- 3-10 grams in decoction (Chen)