Shi Di - Persimmon Calyx

TCM Materia Medica

Shi Di TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "shi di" which in english is Shi Di herb"persimmon calyx", is categorized within the "herbs that regulate the qi" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the lung and stomach channels and exhibits bitter (ku) and neutral (ping) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 6-12g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Directs stomach Qi downward - stops hiccups and belching.

Shi Di may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: hiccups

As noted above, shi di is within the herbs that regulate the qi functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.

(truncated intro "... used with qi disorders involving deficiency and stagnation. these herbs are primarily used for stagnation involving the spleen and stomach…)".

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