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Shi Di

English Name: kaki calyx, persimmon calyx and receptacle

Pharmaceutical Name: Calyx Kaki

Medica Category: Qi-Regulating Herbs

Properties: Shi Di enters the Stomach channel; it is bitter in nature and neutral in temperature.

What is Shi Di?:

The Chinese Herb Shi Di is the dried calyx from the fruit of the Japanese (or Asian) persimmon tree (Diospyros kaki L.).

Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) Therapeutic Actions of Shi Di:

Shi Di descends rebellious Stomach qi to address hiccups and belching. Neutral in temperature, it is appropriate for either hot or cold Stomach imbalances.

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