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
(1) Gently breaks up stagnant qi, reduces accumulation.
(2) Gently directs qi downward, unblocks the bowels.
(3) Transforms phlegm, dispels focal distention.
Common Name: Bitter Orange
Pharmaceutical: Fructus Citri Aurantii