Bitter, pungent and warm
Liver, gall bladder and stomach
1. To promote the free flow of qi in the liver; 2. TO relieve retention of food and disperse stagnation
1. Stagnation of qi in the liver manifested as distension and pain in the breast and hypochondriac regions. Green tangerine peel (Qing Pi) is used with Bupleurum root (Chai Hu), Curcuma root (Yu Jin), Cyperus tuber (Xianfu) and Green tangerine leaf (Qingjuye).2. Mastitis. Green tangerine peel (Qingpi) is used with Trichosanthes fruit (Gua Lou), Dandelion herb (Pu Gong Ying), Honeysuckle flower (Jin Yin Hua) and Forsythia fruit (Lian Qiao).3. Cold stagnated in the liver meridian manifested as painful swelling of testicles or scrotum, or hernia. Green tangerine peel (Qingpi) is used with Lindera root (Wu Yao), Fennel fruit (Xiao Hui Xiang) and costus root (Mu Xiang) in the formula Tiantai Wuyao San.4. Retention of food manifested as fullness, distension and pain in the epigastric region. Green tangerine peel (Qingpi) is used with Hawthorn fruit (Shan Zha) Germinated barley (Mai Ya) and Medicated leaven (Shen Qu) in the formula Qingpi Wan.