Bitter Orange – Zhi Shi (Furctus Aurantii Immaturus)

zhishiSource: Zhi Shi – the immature fruit of Citrus aurantium L., or Citrus wilsonii Tana ka, family Rutaceae.

Function: Zhi Shi breaks stagnation of qi and removes food retention. Zhi Shi also clears phlegm and eliminates masses.

Application: Zhi Shi is indicated for the treatment of indigestion and constipation due to accumulation of heat. It is used for fullness in the chest and abdomen. Zhi Shi is also used for qi stagnation in the stomach and intestine.