Or Chen Pi as it is called  in TCM is used to promote the flow of "qi" or energy life force from our Stomach and Spleen. By doing this it enhances our ability to transform our food and fluids into qi and transport it around the body as energy. It is commonly used for symptoms such as bloating, regurgitation, abdominal distension, irregular bowel patterns and other gastro intestinal disorders, which could be representative of gut health issues, ulcers or internal obstruction. Western medicine sees the benefits in using this herb for IBS, intestinal cancers and clogged arteries as it is extremely high in Vitamin A, C and antioxidants. 

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