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Chen Pi #1185M

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Pin Ying Name: Chen Pi

Chinese Name: 陳皮

English Name: Orange Peel

Latin Name: Citrus Reticulatae, Pericarpium

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Herbs that Regulate Qi (Carminatives)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Regulates Qi, adjusts the Middle and relieves the diaphragm

  • Spleen/Stomach Qi Stagnation with epigastric or abdominal distention, fullness, bloating, belching, nausea and vomiting

Dries Dampness and transforms Phlegm

  • Phlegm-Damp Obstructs the Lung with coughing, a stifling sensation in the chest and/or diaphragm and copious, viscous sputum
  • Turbid Damp Obstructs the Middle with a stifling sensation in the chest, abdominal distention, anorexia, fatigue, loose stools and a thick, greasy tongue coat

Helps prevent Stagnation from tonic herbs

  • Tonic herbs causing Stagnation

Descends Qi

  • Qi Rebellion
  • Contraindicated for those with a dry cough due to Yin or Qi Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with Stomach Fire causing nausea and vomiting.
  • Do not use with herbs that are warm, hot, aromatic or drying.
  • Use caution for those with Heat from Excess (when the tongue is red).
  • Use caution for those with Hot Phlegm, Dry Heat coughs, or spitting of Blood.
  • Long-term use can injure Yuan Qi.
  • Long-term use can injure Yuan Qi.
  • Contraindicated for those with spasmodic abdominal pain.
  • Contraindicated for those with no Damp-Phlegm symptoms.