Shi Di – Persimmon (Kaki) calyx

Nature: bitter, astringent, neutral

Enters: Lung, Stomach

Actions: Descends rebellious Qi, eases hiccups and belching.

• Stomach Qi rebellion: hiccups, belching. For either hot or cold patterns, depending on the herbs with which it is combined.
DY: With Ding xiang to effectively warm the middle burner and scatter cold, downbear Qi counterflow, and stop hiccups. For indications such as:
– 1. Hiccups due to cold in the stomach.
– 2. Nausea and vomiting due to deficiency cold in the spleen and stomach.
– For these indications, this pair is present in Shi Di Tang. For hiccups, add Chen xiang.

Dose: 6-12g

2 comments on “Shi Di – Persimmon (Kaki) calyx

  1. Allen Shulakoff says:

    Do you sell Organic Shi Di?

    • Peter Borten says:

      No, I don’t sell single herbs. You should be able to find it on a persimmons tree, or maybe attached to a persimmons in the grocery store. Otherwise, you can certainly find good quality Shi Di from suppliers like Mayway. Good luck.

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