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Introduction To Citron Fruit (xiang yuan)   









Citron Fruit (xiang yuan)

Fructus Citri

Properties: The herb is pungent, slightly bitter and sour in flavour, and warm in nature. It acts on the liver, spleen and lung channels. Being pungent and warm for dispersing, bitter and warm for removing dampness, the herb can regulate Qi in the liver and stomach and clear phlegm-dampness in the lung channel. It is indicated for Qi stagnation in the liver and stomach, abundant phlegm, cough and other syndromes.

Effects: Soothing the liver, normalizing function of the stomach, eliminating dampness and resolving phlegm.


1. To treat distending pain in the chest and hypochondrium, anorexia, vomiting, acid regurgitation and other symptoms caused by stagnation of the liver-Qi and incoordination between the liver and stomach, the herb is often used in combination with green tangerine orange peel, tangerine peel, nutgrass flatsedge rhizome, aucklandia root and other herbs for promoting Qi circulation and alleviating pain.

2. To treat stagnation of phlegm and Qi, cough wiht abundant phlegm, oppressive chest and greasy tongue coatip, it is often used in combination with tangerine peel, pinellia tuber, poria and other and other herbs for removing dampness, resolving phlegm and strengthening the spleen.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g.

Appendix: Finger Citron

The drug is the fruit of the evergreen dungarunga or bush Citrus medical L. var. sarcodactylis Swingle of family Rutaceae. It is pungent and bitter in taste and warm in nature. It is similar to citron fruit in effects and indications, but the former has a stronger potency of promoting Qi circulation than the latter. Finger citron is indicated for Qi stagnation, distention and fullness in the liver and stomach, stagnation of phlegm, asthma and other syndromes. Its dosage is 5-10g.




For the convenience of customers, we offer the Citron Fruit (xiang yuan) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every 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 Citron Fruit (xiang yuan) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $50.00.


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