Zhi Ke (Bitter Orange Peel)

Zhi Ke (Bitter Orange Peel)

Herb 18 of 19 in Herbs that Regulate the Qi

Cool Zhi Ke (Fructus Citri Aurantii)
Bitter, Cool
Fructus Citri Aurantii
Tone Marks:
zhĭ ké
Alt Names:
Zhi Qiao
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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:

References Used

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