- 1 Nomenclature
- 2 Historical Use of Citrus medica
- 3 Background
- 4 Pharmaceutical Information
- 5 Evidence or the Use of Citrus medica in the Treatment of Epilepesy
- 6 Safety
Historical Use of Citrus medica
Citrus medica in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Chinese Name (pinyin): Xiangyuan
Chinese Name :
Common Name :Citron Fruit
Specific Name : Fructus citri
Collection : The drug is collected in autumn when ripe, cut fresh, dried in the sun or at a low temperature. The fruit of Citrus wilsonii can be use wholly or cut in the middle into two parts, dried in the sun or at a low temperature.
Description : Fruit of Citrus Medica: rounded or oblong slices, 4 - 10cm in diameter, 0.2 - 0.5cm thick. In transverse slices, the exocarp yellow or yellowish green, the edge sinuous, scattering with sunken oil spots, mesocarp 1 - 3cm thick, yellowish white, with irregular reticulated prominent vascular bundles, huice vesicles separated in 10 - 17 loculi. In longitudinal slices, the stele relatively thick. Texture soft and pliable, odor aromatic, taste slightly sweet, bitter and pungent.
Processing : Break the whole one to pieces, soften the slices thoroughly. Cut into slivers and dry in the air.
Action : To regulate the flow of qi in the liver, spleen and stomach, and to resolve phlegm.
Indication : stagnation of the liver and stomach qi manifested by distending pain in the chest and hypochondria, fullness and stuffiness sensation in the epigastrium, vomiting and belching, cough with copious expectoration
Dosage : 3 to 9 g.
Storage : Preserve in a cool and dry place, protected from mould and moth.
Synonymns for Citrus medica
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Evidence or the Use of Citrus medica in the Treatment of Epilepesy
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