Citrus aurantium L or Citrus sinensis Osbeck Fam Rutaceae


Citrus aurantium L. (Fam. Rutaceae) I. Branch with fruit; 2. Immature fruit; 3. Flower english name citron fruit part used fruit

Fructus Citri Medica is produced mainly in the provinces of Jiangsu, Zhejiang, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, and Fujian. It is collected in autumn, washed, dried in sunlight, and sliced.

flavor, property, and channel tropism Pungent, slightly bitter and sour in flavor, warm in property, acts on the Liver, Spleen, and Lung channels.


Soothes the Liver and regulates Qi, harmonizes the Middle Heater and disperses Phlegm.

clinical use and major combinations

For chest congestion, and pain in the rib areas, it is used with Pericarpium Trichosanthis (Gua Lou Pi), Rhizoma Cyperi (Xiang Fu), and Radix Cur-cumae (Yu Jin). For abdominal distension and pain, it is used with Radix Aucklandiae (Mu Xiang), Fructus Meliae Radicis (Chuan Lian Zi), and Fructus Evodiae (Wu Zhu Yu).

For cough with copius sputum, it is used with Rhizoma Pinelliae (Ban Xia) and Sclerotium Poriae Cocos (Fu Ling). It has the same function of dispersing Phlegm as Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae (Chen Pi).

dosage and administration


None noted.

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