- Immature Orange Fruit
- Aurantii Immaturus Fructus
|Medicinal Group||Qi-regulating medicinal|
Dried young fruit of Citrus aurantium L. and its cultivated varieties (Fam. Rutaceae)
|Nature and Flavors||pungent, bitter, sour; warm|
|Meridian Affinity||Spleen, Stomach|
To resolve stognacy of phlegm and relieve stuffiness sensation in the chest and abdomen
Stagnation of qi marked by indigestion, fullness and distending pain, tenesmus in dysentery, or constipation; pectoral pain and stuffiness sensation due to stagnation of phlegm and qi; thoracic accumulation, gastroptosis, prolapse of the rectum, prolapse of the uterus
- Zhizhu pills containing immature orange fruit of Citrus aurantium was superior to Zhizhu pills containing Citrus sinensis Osbeck in the treatment of functional dyspepsia of spleen-deficiency and qi-stagnation syndrome.
Use with caution in pregnancy
- Wu H, Jing Z, Tang X, Wang X, Zhang S, Yu Y, Wang Z, Cao H, Huang L, Yu Y, Wang Y. (2011 J). To compare the efficacy of two kinds of Zhizhu pills in the treatment of functional dyspepsia of spleen-deficiency and qi-stagnation syndrome: a randomized group sequential comparative trial. BMC Gastroenterol. , 11:81. doi: 10.1186/1471-230X-11-81.