Citrus reticulata Blanco Fam Rutaceae


Citrus reticulata Blanco (Fam. Rutaceae) I. Branch with flower; 2. Flower; 3. Stamen; 4. Pistal; 5. Fruit; 6. Dried pericarp english name Chinese clematis root part used dried root

Radix Clematidis is produced mainly in the provinces of Jiangsu, Anhui, and Zhejiang. It is collected in autumn, dried in sunlight, and used unprepared.

flavor, property, and channel tropism

Pungent and salty in flavor, warm in property, acts on the Bladder channel.


Expels Wind Dampness to relieve pain, activates the channels, softens and dissolves fish bones.

clinical use and major combinations

For arthralgia caused by Wind Dampness, numbness in the extremities, and stiffness of the joints, it is used alone or with wine. For Wind Dampness in the lower back, it is used with Radix Angelicae Sinensis (Dang Gui).

For fish bones lodged in the throat, it is decocted in water or used with vinegar.

dosage and administration

5—10 g; for a bone stuck in the throat, use 30 g.


Contraindicated in patients with Deficient Qi.

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