Pinyin: chen pi

English Name: Tangerine

Latin Name: Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium

Pinyin: chen pi

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

DOSAGE

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.