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Zhi Shi

Chih-shih | 枳實
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SKU C3500

Ingredient: Bitter orange fruit (zhi shi).

Mandarin: 枳實
Pin-Yin: Zhi Shi
English: Chih-shih
Korean: 지실
Romaji: Kijitsu
Kanji: 枳実
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Aurantii Fructus immaturus


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Bitter, acrid, slightly cold

Channels Entered:

  • Large intestine, spleen, stomach

Herb Actions:

  • Breaks up stagnant qi
  • Reduces accumulation
  • Transforms phlegm and expels focal distention
  • Often used with qi-tonifying herbs



  • Use with caution for those with deficiency of spleen and stomach
  • Use with caution for those that are pregnant


Commonly Found In:

  • Apricot Seed & Linum Formula, Major Bupleurum Combination, Hoelen & Bamboo Combination

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