INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Pericarpium Citri Reticulate Viride
Common English: Unripe Tangerine Peel
Green Tangerine Peel
Immature Tangerine Peel
Blue Citrus
Herbs That Regulate Qi (Carminatives)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Acrid
Warm
Gallbladder
Liver
Stomach
3-10g
Tincture: 1-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Spreads Liver Qi and breaks up Stagnant Qi

Liver Qi Stagnation with chest, hypochondriac and breast distention and pain or bulging disorder

Dissipates accumulations and reduces Food Stagnation

Food Stagnation with accumulation manifesting as pain, distention or a stifling sensation in the epigastrium

Severe Food Stagnation

Qi Stagnation which leads to Blood Stagnation with masses

Dries Dampness and transforms Phlegm

Phlegm-Damp with malarial disorders

Breast abscess

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated in cases of sweating.
  • Caution for those with Qi Deficiency.
  • Long term use or large doses are not recommended.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rx. Bupleuri
Chai Hu
Tub. Curcumae
Yu Jin

Rx. Bupleuri
Chai Hu
Tub. Curcumae
Yu Jin
Carapax Trionycis
Bie Jia
Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen

Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu

 

Pain and distention in the chest, hypochondrium and flanks due to Disharmony between the Liver and Stomach.

Hepatomegaly and/or splenomegaly.

Pain and distention of the flanks due to Liver Qi Stagnation.

Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu
Sm. Vaccariae
Wang Bu Liu Xing
Rx. Salviae Miltiorrhizae
Dan Shen

Sm. Sinapis
Bai Jie Zi

Sm. Citri Reticulatae
Ju He
Fr. Foeniculi
Xiao Hui Xiang
Fr. Toosendan
Chuan Lian Zi

Breast pain and swelling.

Breast abscess.

Cough with chest and flank pain due to congested fluids.

Pain from intestinal prolapse or testicular swelling.

Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao
Rz. Alpiniae Officinari
Gao Liang Jiang
Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang

or

Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao
Fr. Foeniculi
Xiao Hui Xiang
Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang

Fr. Crataegi
Shan Zha
Fr. Hordei Germinatus
Mai Ya
Massa Medicata Fermentata
Shen Qu

Rz. Sparganii
San Leng
Rz. Curcumae
E Zhu
(Rx. Curcumae)
(Yu Jin)

Lower abdominal pain radiating to the testicles due to Cold Invading the Liver Channel.

Pain and distention of the epigastrium due to Food Stagnation.

Masses where prolonged Qi Stagnation has led to Blood Stagnation.

Squama Manitis
Chuan Shan Jia
Sm. Vaccariae
Wang Bu Liu Xing
Flos Lonicerae
Jin Yin Hua
Hb. Taraxaci
Pu Gong Ying

Rx. Bupleuri
Chai Hu

Rx. Bupleuri
Chai Hu
Rz. Cyperi
Xiang Fu
Sm. Vaccariae
Wang Bu Liu Xing

Breast abscess.

Restores the Qi circulation between the Upper and Lower Jiaos to treat long-term Qi Stagnation moving to Blood Stasis with fixed pain and occasional palpable lumps. (caution with Blood Deficiency)

Breast distention and pain or breast nodules.

Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao
Fr. Toosendan
Chuan Lian Zi

Fr. Foeniculi
Xiao Hui Xiang
Rx. Aucklandiae
Mu Xiang
Sm. Arecae
Bing Lang

 

 

Intestinal prolapse, feeling of genital prolapse or testicular swelling due to chronic orchitis.

 

 

  1. This herb has recently been used for raising blood pressure.
  2. This herb is stronger in its action than Per. Citri Reticulatae Chen Pi.
  3. It is often used as an alternative to Zhi Shi and Zhi Ke in Bupleurum Chai Hu formulas, especially when treating pain and tumors. It aids Chai Hu in dredging the Liver and dispersing entangled Qi.
  4. It is useful in treating chronic bronchitis where there is stagnant Qi in the chest.
  5. Qing Pi has scattering and unblocking properties that are relatively harsh; it is primarily used for breaking up Qi Stagnation. Its actions are primarily horizontal and it is therefore used more for pain. Chen Pi has a more harmonious nature than Per. Citri Reticulatae Viride Qing Pi and tends to enter the Qi level of the Spleen and Lungs. its actions are more vertical and is therefore used for coughing and vomiting.
  6. It is good for stagnant Qi in the upper back and chest.
  7. Dry-fried Unripe Tangerine Peel Chao Qing Pi has enhanced ability to harmonize the Stomach , for treating distention and pain in the chest and flanks, poor appetite and abdominal fullness due to Liver and Stomach Disharmony.
  8. Vinegar-fried Unripe Tangerine Peel Cu Chao Qing Pi has its actions directed specifically in the Liver channel. Its ability to dredge and break up Liver Qi is enhanced.
  9. Wine-fried Unripe Tangerine Peel Jiu Chao Qing Pi has enhanced dispersing qualities to promote the flow of Qi and Blood, as in abdominal masses.
  10. Charred Unripe Tangerine Peel Qing Pi Tan has a weakened ability to break up Qi, but it still reduces Food Stagnation, transforms obstruction and harmonizes the Stomach for treatment of Food Stagnation with epigastric distention and belching.