Chen Pi – Tangerine Peel, Citrus, Mandarin Oranges.
Qing Pi – Chinese Unripened Orange Peel.
Zhi Shi – Immature or Bitter Orange.
High content of Bioflavonoids: Hesperidin and Polymethoxyflavones (PMFs)
Vitamin C, B1, and A
Minerals: Copper, Calcium, Magnesium
Commonly Used For:
Diarrhea & indigestion
High blood pressure & cholesterol
Colds & coughs
Stress, anxiety & depression
All varieties help move Qi stagnation.
Mandarin Orange Peel (Chen Pi) is a better inflammation fighter, carminative, and tonic.
Unripe Green Orange Peel (Qing Pi) is a cholagogue and carminative.
Bitter Orange Peel (Zhi Shi) moves Qi stagnation, stimulates circulation, has expectorate properties, and is a stomach digestive.
Always wash your mandarin before peeling it and preferably be using organic mandarins. I like to cut up the skin and then dry it on a wire rack with paper towel until the peels are hard and snap when broken, then I store them in an airtight container and use as a tea.
Always consult your health care provider before starting any new supplements or herbs