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Fo Shou (Citrus medica sarcodactylis)

  • Botanical name: Citrus medica sarcodactylis
  • Common name: Finger citron fruit, Buddha’s hand
  • Literal name translation: Buddha’s hand
  • Family: Rutaceae
  • Part used in Chinese medicine: fruit
  • Major Chinese medicine actions:
  • Regulates Liver qi, strengthens Spleen, harmonizes Stomach,
    transforms phlegm, alleviates cough
Citrus medica sarcodactylis
Citrus medica sarcodactylis

Photo Credits: (top to bottom)
Photo 1: Citrus medica sarcodactylis; author Shu Suehiro; permission under GFDL
Photo 2: Citrus medica sarcodactylis; author saliko; permission under GFDL