Product Code: Dai Dai Hua
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Pinyin: Dài Dài Huā

Aliases: Citrus aurantium ("Grass Flower Spectrum"), Daidaihua ("Pieces of New Ginseng"), Lime Flower ("Medicinal Materials Science").

English name: Daidaihua

Latin name of plant, animal and mineral: Citrus aurantium L.var.amara Engl.[C.aurantium ‘Daidai’]

Source: "Compilation of Medicinal Materials"

The source is the flower buds of the rutin plant hawksbill. Pick the flower buds from May to June, first bake them with rapid fire until they are 70% to 80% dry and yellow, and then bake them with slow fire until they are completely dry. Do not burn them. Store in a dry place to prevent moth and mildew.

The original form of the tortoise flower, also known as: tortoise orange, rejuvenating orange, rejuvenating orange.

Evergreen shrubs or small trees, 5 to 10 meters high. Branchlets are slender, sparsely short spines. Leaves alternate; elliptic to ovate-oblong, 5-10 cm long, 2.5-5 cm wide, apex acuminate, blunt head, broad-wedge-shaped base, with microwave-like teeth on the edge; leaf wings broad; leathery, semi Transparent oil point. Flowers solitary or clustered in leaf axils; calyx is cup-shaped, apex 5-lobed, nearly ovoid, with ciliate; petals are usually 5, oblong, white; stamens are about 25, filament bases are connected into several bundles; ovary upper, Oblate globose, style cylindrical, stigma capitate. The orange fruit is orange-red (leave on the tree until it turns to dirty green in the next summer), nearly spherical, 7-8 cm in diameter, with enlarged persistent calyx; the fleshy sac is about 10 petals. The seeds are oval, and the apex is wedge-shaped. Flowering in May. The fruit ripening period is December.

The habitat is divided into parts of southern my country, and cultivated in Zhejiang, Jiangsu, Guangdong, Guizhou and other places. Mainly produced in Jiangsu and Zhejiang.

The dry flower buds are slightly oblong, 1.5-2 cm long and 6-8 mm in diameter. The upper part is enlarged and the base has a stalk; the calyx is green, wrinkled and uneven, the base is connected, lobes 5; the petals are 5, yellowish white or grayish yellow, the top is covered in imbricate, with longitudinal stripes on the surface; the number of stamens inside Bunch, yellow; center with pistil, rod-shaped, ovary obovate, dark green. Crisp and fragile. Fragrant, slightly bitter taste. Dry, yellowish-white in color, rich in aroma, and without breakage are preferred.

Chemical composition: flower buds contain volatile oil. The oil mainly contains limonene, linalool, geranol, citronellol, valeric acid, etc. It still contains new hesperidin and naringin.

The peel of the ripe fruit contains 1 to 1.8% of volatile oil, and the oil contains myrcene, ocimene, terpinene, pinene, camphene, limonene, linalool, terpineol, nerol, farnesol, orange Tertiary alcohol, jasmine, nonanal, decanal, caprylic acid, phenylacetic acid, benzoic acid, methyl ortho-aminobenzoate, etc. The fruit still contains hesperidin, neohesperidin, naringin, orange pigment, citric acid, malic acid, salicylic acid, tannic acid and so on.

The seeds contain about 18% fatty oil and contain bitterness limonin. Leaf hydrothracine, volatile oil

Nature and flavor "Medicinal Materials Science": "Sweet and slightly bitter."

Functions and indications: Soothing the liver, harmonizing the stomach, regulating qi. Cure chest tightness, abdominal distension and pain, vomiting, eating less.

① "New Ginseng of Decoction Pieces": "Regulate qi, broad chest, appetite and stop vomiting."

② "Animal and Plant Folk Medicine": "Cure abdominal pain, stomach pain."

③"Zhejiang Handbook of Traditional Chinese Medicine": "Regulate qi and sooth the liver. Treat chest and diaphragm and abdominal pain."

Usage and dosage Oral administration: decoction, 5-8 minutes; or make tea.

Excerpt: "Chinese Medicine Dictionary"

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Shelf Life: 365 days
Storage: Dry storage, low temperature refrigeration
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