Green Tangerine Peel (Qingpi)
|Pharmaceutical Name:||Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae Viride|
|Botanical Name:||Citrus reticulata blanco|
|Common Name:||Green Tangerine Peel|
|Source of Earliest Record:||Bencao Tujing|
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:||When tangerines are still green in June or July, the green skins are removed, cleaned and dried in the sun.|
|Properties and Taste:||Bitter, pungent and warm|
|Meridian:||Liver, gall bladder and stomach|
|Functions:||To promote the free flow of Qi in the liver
To relieve retention of food and disperse stagnation
|Indications and Combinations:||1. Stagnation of Qi in the liver manifested as distension and pain in the breast and hypochondriac regions.
*Use with Bupleurum root (Chaihu), Curcuma root (Yujin), Cyperus tuber (Xiangfu) and Green tangerine leaf (Qingjuye).
*Use with Trichosanthes fruit (Gualou), Dandelion herb (Pugongying), Honeysuckle flower (Jinyinhua) and Forsythia fruit (Lianqiao).
3. Cold stagnated in the liver meridian manifested as painful swelling of the testicles or scrotum, or hernia.
*Use with Lindera root (Wuyao), Fennel fruit (Xiaohuixiang) and Costus root (Muxiang) in the formula Tiantai Wuyao San.
4. Retention of food manifested as fullness, distension and pain in the epigastric region.
*Use with Hawthorn fruit (Shanzha), Germinated barley (Maiya) and Medicated leaven (Shenqu) in the formula Qingpi Wan.