Tangerine Peel or Chen Pi: the fruit peel of Citrus reticulata Blanco and its therapeutical values.
- Basic Botanical Information of Tangerine Peel
- Botanical Description of Citrus species
- Tangerine Peel:Character,Preparation,Nutrition and Constituents.
- Modern Findings of Tangerine Peel
- Nature Flavor,Channel Tropism and Indications of Tangerine Peel
- Brief Introduction of Tangerine Peel in Food Therapy
- Tangerine Peel and Lady Health
Applications and Properties:
Tangerine Peel(including orange-red and orange-white) tea, suitable for people suffering from spleen stomach Qi stagnation, abdominal distention, indigestion, loss of appetite, cough with copious phlegm, also indicated for the prevention of hypertension, myocardial infarction, fatty liver, acute mastitis.
The tangerine peel regulating Qi flowing and strengthening the spleen, regulate the obstacle of the middle energizer, eliminating dampness, reduce phlegm. Indications: used for abdominal distention and poor appetite, eat less vomiting and diarrhea, cough and sputum. Also, detoxify poison of the fishes and crabs.
Modern herbalists found various useful properties of the herb Pericarpium Citri Peticulatae(Pericarp of Fragrant Citrus, Chen Pi), some of them are known including: Cardiovascular Effects, Smooth Muscle Effects, Anti-inflammatory, Anti-ulcer, Choleretic effect, Effects on the Digestive System, etc.
Common herbal classics noted the herb Pericarpium Citri Peticulatae(Pericarp of Fragrant Citrus, Chen Pi) taste bitter, hot(pungent), or light bitter or sweet and bitter, warm in nature. Enter into the lung, spleen meridians.
Safety and Toxicity:
Safety: Food restriction of Tangerine Peel:Tangerine peel should not use togethor with Ban Xia, Nan Xing, and also should not use togethor with warm fragrant dry herbs.
Toxicity: Methyl Hesperidin, Intravenous,LD50 value is 850mg/kg.
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