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.
The Chinese Herb Shi Di is the dried calyx from the fruit of the Japanese (or Asian) persimmon tree (Diospyros kaki L.).
Shi Di descends rebellious Stomach qi to address hiccups and belching. Neutral in temperature, it is appropriate for either hot or cold Stomach imbalances.