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Shi Di

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Name: Kaki Calyx (柿蒂)

Pinyin: Shi Di

Pharm. Name: Calyx Kaki

Properties:

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Characteristics

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Dosage

Acrid, Bitter, Astringent

Direct qi downward to stop hiccup

Stomach
Lung

3-12g

 

Description:

It is bland in nature and good at directing stomach-qi downward, so it is indicated for hiccup due to the adverse rising of stomach qi. For hiccup due to stomach cold, it is usually combined with the herbs of warming middle energizer and checking the adverse rise of qi to stop hiccup. For instance, it is combined with Ding Xiang and Sheng Jiang in Shi Di San from Ji Sheng Fang. For hiccup due to deficiency-cold of spleen-stomach, it is combined with the herbs of tonifying qi, warming middle energizer, and checking the adverse rise of qi.

 

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