Bitter Orange (zhi
The herb is bitter and pungent in flavour, slightly cold
in nature, and acts on the spleen, stomach and large
intestine channels. Being pungent for dispersing and
bitter for purging. sinking, lowering and moving downward
drastically, the herb can relieve Qi stagnation in the
stomach and intestine to clear stagnated food and
alleviate fullness, and can eliminate phlegm and promote
Qi circulation to resolve masses. It is indicated for
gastro-intestinal food retention, Qi stagnation, and
distention, obstruction of normal flow of Qi by phlegm,
oppressive chest, stiffmass in the stomach and other
Relieving Qi stagnation, and food retention, resolving
phlegm and masses.
1. The herb is
often used in combination with rhubarb root, magnolia bark
and other herbs for purging heat and relaxing the bowel,
such as Dachengqi Decoction, to treat accumulation of heat
in stomach and colon, abdominal fullness and distending
pain, fever and constipation; with hawthorn fruit,
medicated leaven areca seed and other herbs for
eliminating stagnated food, to treat food stagnation,
indigestion, anorexia and abdominal distention; and with
scutellaria root, coptis rhizome and other herbs for
clearing heat, removing dampness, promoting Qi circulation
and eliminating food retention, to treat damp-heat in the
large intestine, diarrhea, dysentery and abdominal pain.
2. The herb is
often used in combination with tangerine peel and fresh
ginger for clearing phlegm, promoting Qi circulation,
resolving masses and eliminating fullness, to treat
stagnation of phlegm-dampness, obstruction of Qi in the
stomach, oppressive chest, anorexia, vomiting and hiccup;
with cinnamom twig, mongolian snakegourd fruit, macrostem
onion and other herbs for resolving phlegm, alleviating
oppressed feeling in the chest, promoting Qi circulation
and activating Yang, such as Zhishi Xhishi Xiebai Guizhi
Decoction, to treat colic due to obstruction of Qi in the
chest caused by obstruction of chest-Yang due to cold
phlegm and dampness; and with mongolian snakegourd fruit,
pinellia tuber and coptis rhizome for clearing masses,
such as Xiaoxianxiong Jia Zhishi Decoction, to treat
accumulation of phlegm and heat in the chest, oppressed
sensation in the chest, pain in hypochondrium, cough with
yellow and thick sputum.
In addition, the
herb is often used in combination with herbs for
supplementing Qi and elevating Yang to treat proctoptosis,
hysteroptosis and gastroptosis and other syndromes caused
by sinking of Qi in the middle jiao.
Nearly Mature Bitter Orange Fruit.
drug is the nearly ripen fruit of Citrus aurantium L. and
its cultivated variations. It is cleared or the pulp and
used unprepared or stir baked.
effects are the same as those of immature bitter orange,
but its potency is slow and mild. The herb is good at
promoting Qi circulation to alleviate Qi stagnation in the
middle jiao, and indicated for Qi stagnation in the liver
and stomach, gastro-abdominal distention and fullness, and
other syndromes. Its dosage is 3-10g.
convenience of customers, we offer the
Bitter Orange (zhi
as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.
sachet is equivalent to raw herb 6 grams.
The dosage is for
adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please
put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml
boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon.
You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm.
For children, the dosage should be reduced according
to the weight.
Air ship 50 sachets of Immature
Bitter Orange (zhi
in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your
personal use now at $50.00.
If you would like to
order this raw herb, please go to
the order form.