Persistent calyx and fruit stalk of Diospyros kaki L.f., family Ebenaceae.
Calyx oblate, 1.5-2.5 cm in diameter. Dorsal surface yellow-brown, thick
in the middle, sometimes with fruit stalk remained at the center; margin
thin, 4-lobed, lobes curved outwards; ventral surface covered by fme hairs.
Brittle in texture. Bitter in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to
Calm the adverse rising energy and relieve hiccup: For adverse rising
of stomach energy with hiccup, usually used together with Flos Caryophylli;
for those complicated with spleen-deficiency, Radix Codonopsis Piiosutae
is added; for hiccup due to stomach-heat, used together with Rhizoma Phragmitis,
Caulis Bambusae in Taeniam.