Shi Di Persimmon Calyx and Receptacle Calyx Kaki
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Shi Di(Calyx Kaki)——Ming Yi Bie Lu (Miscellaneous Records of Famous physicians)
The Processing of 柿蒂
The calyces of Diospyros kaki Thunb.
Sichuan, Guangdong and Guangxi provinces in China.
Collected in autumn and winter when the fruit is ripe.
The true smell and taste
No smell, astringent.
Big, fat and red-yellowish.
The Effect of 柿蒂
Bitter and bland; stomach meridian entered.
Direct qi downward to stop hiccup.
It is bland in nature and good at directing stomach-qi downward, so it is indicated for hiccup due to adverse rising of stomach qi. For hiccup due to stomach cold, it is usually combined with the herbs of warming middle energizer and checking adverse rise of qi to stop hiccup. For instance it is combined with Ding Xiang and Sheng Jiang in Shi Di San from Ji Sheng Fang. For hiccup due to deficiency-cold of spleen-stomach, it is combined with the herbs of tonifying qi, warming middle energizer and checking adverse rise of qi. For instance it is combined with Ren Shen and Ding Xiangin Ding Xiang Shi Di Tang from Zheng Yin Mai Zhi. For hiccup due to stomach heat, it is combined with the herbs of clearing heat from stomach and checking adverse rise of qi to stop hiccup such as Lu Gen and Zhu Ru. For hiccup due to phlegm-damp accumulation, it is usually combined with the herbs of resolving dampness and checking adverse rise of qi such as Xuan Fu Hua, Dai Zhe Shi and Ban Xia.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 6~10 g.
This bulk herb Shi Di 柿蒂 Persimmon Calyx and Receptacle Calyx Kaki is of premium quality. Our bulk Chinese herbs are mostly wild harvested but some herbs are farm grown to protect their natural habitats and meet incremental market demands. The harvests of right species at proper maturity are identified by experienced professionals, cleaned, cut or sliced, and dried. Cases, special processing methods such as soaking with rice wine, steaming, roasting are applied as mandated by traditional Chinese medicine traditions to prepare the Chinese herbs to achieve desired properties, enhance efficacy, and reduce toxicity.
In the course of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. In TCM, Chinese herbs are mostly combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect.