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Chen Pi

Common Name

Ripe Tangerine Rind

Pharmaceutical Latin

Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae

What it is:

Chen Pi, or tangerine peel, is a pungent, bitter, and slightly warm herb used in TCM to regulate Qi, dry dampness, and transform phlegm. It is associated with the Spleen and Lung meridians. Chen Pi is known for its ability to regulate Qi, resolve phlegm, and improve digestion. It is often used in formulas to treat patterns of Spleen Qi deficiency with dampness, such as nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.

How it can help:

  • Regulates Qi and dries dampness
  • Transforms phlegm and resolves congestion
  • Treats nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea

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