Calyx Kaki

 

Source
The Persistent calyx and fruit stalk of Diospyros kaki L.f., family Ebenaceae.

Characteristics
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 stomach channel.

Indication
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.

Administration Decoction: 3-9g.


   

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