Finger Citron (Foshou)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Fructus Citri sarcodactylis|
|Botanical Name:||Citrus medica L. var. Sarcodactylis Swingle|
|Common Name:||Finger citron fruit|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Bencao Tujing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||The ripe fruit is gathered from October to December, then cut into slices and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Pungent, bitter and warm|
|Meridian:||Liver, spleen, stomach and lung|
|Functions:||To pacify the liver and regulate qi
To harmonize the spleen and stomach and resolve phlegm
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Qi stagnation in the liver manifested as costal pain and stifling sensation in the chest.
*Use with Cyperus tuber (Xiangfu), Citron (Xiangyuan) and Curcuma root (Yujin).
2. Qi stagnation in the spleen and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and fullness, stomach pain, poor appetite, belching, nausea and vomiting.
*Use with Costus root (Muxiang) and Bitter orange (Zhiqiao).
3. Chest pain and cough with profuse sputum.
*Use with Loquat leaf (Pipaye), Vegetable sponge (Sigualuo) and Apricot seed (Xingren).