Chen Pi, Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae, Tangerine Peel
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Common Name: Tangerine Peel
Chinese Name: Chen Pi 陈皮, Chen Ju Pi 陈橘皮
Latin Name: Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae
Other Name: Citrus Reticulata, 橘皮
Origin: Fujian, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Guangxi, Jiangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Sichuan Province, China
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place
More About This TCM (In English):
Pungent, bitter, warm; spleen and lung meridians entered.
Promote flow of qi, arrest vomiting, dry dampness and resolve phlegm.
A. Syndrome of qi stagnation in spleen and stomach
It is good at moving spleen-stomach qi and the action is mild. It is indicated for syndrome of qi stagnation in spleen and stomach. It also can check adverse rise of qi to arrest vomiting, dry dampness and invigorate spleen, so it is suitable for nausea and vomiting due to qi stagnation in spleen and stomach, especially dampness accumulation and qi stagnation. For gastric and abdominal distension, stuffiness, fullness and pain due to qi stagnation in spleen and stomach, it can be used alone or combined with the qi-regulating and middle-energizer-harmonizing herbs.
B. Vomiting and hiccup
It can not only move qi but also check adverse rise of qi and harmonize stomach to arrest vomiting, so it can be combined with other herbs for vomiting and hiccup. For nausea and vomiting caused by qi stagnation in middle energizer and failure of stomach qi to descend, it is usually combined with the stomach-harmonizing and vomiting-arresting herbs.
C. Cough caused by damp-phlegm or cold-phlegm
It can dry dampness and resolve phlegm, disperse and descend lung qi, so it is indicated for cough caused by damp-phlegm or cold-phlegm. For cough with profuse sputum, chest fullness, nausea and vomiting due to damp-phlegm accumulation, it is usually combined with the damp-drying and phlegm-resolving herbs. In addition, it can be used in the tonifying and replenishing formula to strengthen the transportation and transformation of spleen.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 3~10 g.
Read More Info. About It (In Chinese 中文介绍):
陈皮，中药名。为芸香科植物橘Citrus reticulata Blanco及其栽培变种的干燥成熟果皮。药材分为“陈皮”和“广陈皮”。采摘成熟果实，剥取果皮，晒干或低温干燥。
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