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Zhi Shi

Posted by: admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 12:44 AM
Regulate Qi

1 TASTE
Bitter, Pungent and slightly cold


2 MERIDIANS
Spleen, stomach and large intestine


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To disperse stagnant qi and relieve food retention; 2. To resolve phlegm and relieve fullness sensation


4 INDICATIONS
1. Retention of food manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and fullness and belching with foul odor. Immature bitter orange (Zhishi (BL52)) is used with Hawthorn fruit (Shan Zha), Germinated barley (Mai Ya) and Medicated leaven (Shen Qu).2. Abdominal distension, fullness and constipation. Immature bitter orange (Zhishi) is used with Magnolia bark (Hou Po) and Rhubarb (Da Huang).3. Weakness of the spleen and stomach in transporting and trans forming manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and fullness after meals. Immature bitter orange (Zhishi) is used with White atractylodes (Bai Zhu) in the formula Zhi Zhu Wan.4 Damp-heat stagnating in the intestines manifested as dysentery, tenesmus and abdominal pain. Immature bitter orange (Zhishi) is used with White atrctylodes (Baizhu) in the formula Zhi Zhu Wan.4. Damp-heat stagnating in the intestines manifested as dysentery, tenesmus, and abdominal pain. Immature bitter orange (Zhishi) is used with Rhubarb (Dahuang), Coptis root (Huang Lian) and Scutellaria root (Huang Qin) in the formula Zhishi Daozhi Wan.5. Turbid phlegm blocking circulation of qi in the chest manifested as stifling sensation and pain in the chest, epigastric fullness and nausea. Immature bitter orange (Zhishi) is used Macrostem onion (Xie Bai), Cinnamon twigs (Gui Zhi) and Trichosanthes fruit (Gua Lou) in the formula Zhishi Xiebai Guizhi Tang.6. Prolapse of the uterus, rectum and stomach. Immature bitter orange(Zhishi) is used with White atractylodes (Baizhu) and Astragalus root (Huang Qi).


5 DOSAGE
3-10 g


6 COUTIONS
This herb should be used with caution during pregnancy.


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