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Bitter Orange - Zhi Ke

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Bitter Orange - Zhi Ke
photo: E. Reninger
Definition:

In the Chinese Herbal Materia Medica, Zhi Ke belongs to category of herbs that rectify the qi.

Taste: bitter, acrid
Temperature: slightly cold
Channels Entered: Spleen, Stomach, Large Intestine

Actions:
(1) Gently breaks up stagnant qi, reduces accumulation.
(2) Gently directs qi downward, unblocks the bowels.
(3) Transforms phlegm, dispels focal distention.

Also Known As:

Common Name: Bitter Orange
Pharmaceutical: Fructus Citri Aurantii
Botanical: Citrus

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