Persimmon calyx (Shidi)
Pharmaceutical Name: Calyx kaki
Botanical Name: Diospyros kaki L. f.
Common Name: Kaki calyx, Persimmon calyx
Source of Earliest Record: Mingyi Bielu
Part Used: The calyx is gathered in August or September and dried in the sun.
Natural Properties & Taste: Bitter and neutral
To direct qi downward and stop hiccups
Indications & Combinations: Hiccups: a) due to cold in the stomachPersimmon calyx (Shidi) is used with Cloves (Dingxiang) and Fresh ginger (Shengjiang). b) due to heat in the stomachPersimmon calyx (Shidi) is used with Reed root (Lugen) and Bamboo shavings (Zhuru).
Dosage: 6-10 g