What is Chen Pi?
, which is also called Tangerine peel
, the name of traditional Chinese medicine. It is the dry ripe peel of Citrus reticulata Blanco
and its cultivars. Medicinal materials are divided into "Chen Pi" and "Guang Chen Pi". Pick the ripe fruit, peel off the peel, and dry at low temperature or in the sun.
Tangerine peel is pungent and fragrant, bitter and dry, warming, enters the spleen and lung meridians. It not only regulates the ups and downs of spleen and lung qi and regulates qi, but also dries dampness and regulates qi to dissolve phlegm. It can be used for all symptoms of qi stagnation, dampness, and phlegm. It is especially good for treating Qi stagnation in the middle burner, and it is most suitable for those with cold.
Xinhui Chenpi exudes a fragrant fragrance, which is its unique quality. Since Xinhui tangerine peel has high medicinal value and is a traditional spice and condiment, it has always enjoyed a high reputation. As early as the Song Dynasty, it has become one of the "Guangzhou goods" traded between the north and the south, and is currently sold all over the country, Southeast Asia, America and other regions.
Growth environment of Chen Pi
Chenpi has a wide range of adaptability to the soil. The annual rainfall is between 1000 and 1500 mm, the relative air humidity should reach about 75%, and the field water holding capacity of the soil should reach 60% to 80%. They can be planted, and their requirements for the depth of the soil layer are medium, that is, about 1 meter. The pH value of the soil is preferably between 5.5 and 6.5. The soil requires good ventilation and the groundwater level is below 1 meter. Citrus is an evergreen fruit tree that is not cold-resistant. The best temperature for their growth is between 23°C and 29°C. When the temperature drops below 12°C or exceeds 40°C, the plants will stop growing.
Chenpi is mainly produced in Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Jiangxi, Guangxi, Hunan, Guizhou, Sichuan, Yunnan and other places. It is mostly cultivated in mountains and hills.
Types of Chen Pi
Often peeled into several petals, the bases are connected, and some are irregular sheets with a thickness of 1-4mm. The outer surface is orange-red or reddish brown, with fine wrinkles and sunken point-like oil chambers; the inner surface is light yellowish white, rough, with yellowish white or yellowish brown tendon-like vascular bundles. The quality is slightly hard and brittle. Gas is fragrant, taste is pungent, bitter.
Guang Chen Pi
Usually 3 petals connected, neat shape, uniform thickness, about 1mm, large dot-shaped oil chambers, transparent and clear when viewed against light. The quality is softer.
Processing methods of Chen Pi
Collection and processing
Pick the ripe fruit, peel off the peel, and dry in the sun or at low temperature.
Take the original medicinal materials, remove impurities, spray with water, moisten thoroughly, shred, and dry in the shade.
Stir-fried Chen Pi
Take the shredded Chen Pi, put it in a frying container, heat it with a slow fire, fry until the color deepens, and when the aroma escapes, take it out and let it cool.
Chen Pi TCM
The dried ripe fruit peel of a plant.
Bitter in the mouth, pungent, warm in nature.
Return lung, spleen channel.
Invigorating the spleen and regulating qi, resolving phlegm and drying dampness.
For abdominal fullness, eating less vomiting and diarrhea, cough with excess phlegm.
(1) It is used in the same way as Cang Zhu and Magnolia officinalis, and it is used for patients with stagnation of spleen and stomach qi due to cold and dampness in the middle burner, abdominal distension, nausea and vomiting, and diarrhea.
(2) It is used in the same way as Hawthorn and Divine Comedy. It is used for food stagnation, qi stagnation, and abdominal distension and pain.
(3) It is used equally with citrus aurantium and ginger, and it is used for chest obstruction and shortness of breath.
(1) "Bielu of Famous Doctors": lowering the breath and stopping vomiting.
(2) "Compendium of Materia Medica": treat vomiting, nausea and noisy, spit clear water from time to time.
Chen Pi benefits
Chen Pi is the dry mature peel of the plant tangerine and its cultivars. Its nature and flavor are bitter, pungent and warm. It enters the lung and spleen meridian. medicine.
Strengthen the spleen and regulate qi.
Because of its pungent, bitter, and fragrant, it also enters the lung, spleen, and stomach meridians, so it has the functions of walking, warming and dredging bitterness and dryness. Clinically, it is often used to treat lack of appetite, abdominal fullness, hiccups, vomiting and diarrhea caused by stagnation of spleen and stomach qi, dampness in the middle burner, as well as air blockage, shortness of breath, and chest obstruction caused by phlegm-qi crossing obstruction in the chest.
Drying dampness and resolving phlegm.
Because of its bitterness and warmth, it can dry dampness and resolve phlegm while regulating qi and widening the chest. It is often used clinically to treat damp phlegm cough and cold phlegm cough.
Chen Pi side effects
Taking Chen Pi under the guidance of a doctor generally has no side effects, but if the dose is exceeded, it will not only increase the burden on the patient's liver and kidneys, but may also cause other adverse consequences, such as causing damage to the patient's digestive tract and aggravating the patient's condition.
1. Patients who take too much Chen Pi will increase the burden on the gastrointestinal tract, causing nausea, vomiting, abdominal pain, diarrhea, loss of appetite and other adverse symptoms.
2. Chen Pi is warm in nature and has the effect of drying dampness. If a large amount of Chen Pi is taken, it may cause symptoms such as dry mouth, dry skin, constipation, and difficulty in defecation. If a patient with insomnia takes a large amount of Chen Pi, it may cause difficulty in falling asleep and affect the quality of sleep, thereby making the patient's insomnia symptoms more serious.
To sum up, when taking Chen Pi, patients should take it strictly according to the doctor's advice, and should not increase the dose privately, so as to avoid adverse effects on the body.
How to take Chen Pi?
Take an appropriate amount of Chen Pi and put it into the pot, add water, bring to a boil on high heat, and then cook on low heat for ten minutes.
Chen Pi Tea
Wash 10 grams of dried tangerine peel, tear it into pieces, put it in a teacup, pour it in with boiling water, cover the cup and simmer for about 10 minutes, then remove the residue and add a small amount of white sugar. After it cools down, put it in the refrigerator to chill it. Drinking this tea often can not only relieve summer heat but also relieve cough, reduce phlegm and strengthen stomach. 2 to 3 times a day, it is suitable for people with spleen and stomach qi stagnation, abdominal fullness, indigestion, loss of appetite, cough and phlegm; it is also suitable for preventing hypertension, myocardial infarction, fatty liver patients, and acute mastitis.
Chen Pi Puer Tea
Chen Pi Puer Tea is a kind of health-preserving tea. It is made from dried Chen Pi and Puer through a special process without any additives. The tea is refreshing and fragrant, nourishes the lungs and soothes the liver, eliminates stagnation, and is rich in vitamins. It is the first choice for nourishing the lungs, strengthening the stomach, and reducing fat.
Take an appropriate amount of Chai Hu and Hawthorn, put it into a cup, add an appropriate amount of boiling water, and soak for fifteen minutes before drinking.
Chen Pi, green radish and old duck stew
Use 20 grams of Chen Pi, 600 grams of green radish, and 1 old duck with internal organs removed. Put the prepared ingredients into the pot, first boil with strong fire, then turn to low heat and simmer for about two and a half hours, and finally add an appropriate amount of salt, green onions, and ginger. It has the effect of clearing lung heat and moistening throat.
Efficacy: Generally, when you cook soup at home, you can put a little Chen Pi into it. For some people with stagnation of spleen and stomach, cough and phlegm, and stomach pain, etc.
Put a little Chen Pi into the stir-fry or stew, which has the effect of widening the chest and regulating qi, drying dampness and resolving phlegm.
How to choose Chen Pi?
The quality of Chen Pi can generally be distinguished by color, smell and other methods.
The darker the Chen Pi is and there is no hair on the surface of the Chen Pi, the better the Chen Pi is.
Put the Chen Pi on your nose and smell it. If you can smell the rich aroma, it is good Chen Pi.
Generally good Chen Pi tastes sweet and mellow.
You can touch the Chen Pi with your hands. The Chen Pi feels harder and lighter, which is good Chen Pi.
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