Pinyin: chen pi
English Name: Tangerine
Latin Name: Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium
Properties: acrid, bitter, warm
Channels Entered: Lung, Spleen
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Regulates Qi, Adjusts the Middle Jiao
2. Regulates Spleen and Stomach Qi
3. Dries Dampness, Dissolves Phlegm
4. Relieves Cough
3 to 9 grams in decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
Acrid, bitter, warm, and drying, Chen Pi should be used with caution in patients with fluid deficiencies, excess heat in the interior, and/or cough caused by qí or yin deficiencies.
It should be used with extreme caution in hematemesis.
Long-term use of Chen Pi may consume yuan (source) qi.