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Round Cardamon Fruit

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Chinese Name Baidoukou
Latin Fructus Amomi Rotundus
English Name Round Cardamon Fruit
Key Characteristics Herb that resolves dampness
Source

Dried ripe fruit of Amomum kravanh Pire ex Gagnep. or Amomum compactum Soland ex Maton (Fam. Zingiberaceae)

Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered

Acrid, warm; Lung, Spleen, Stomach

Actions

To resolve damp, remove retained food, promote the flow of qi and warm the spleen and stomach to promote digestion

Indications

Loss of appetite due to accumulation of damp in the spleen and stomach, feeling of suffocation in the chest with loss of appitite at the early stage of damp-warm syndromes, nausea, vomiting, distending pain in the chest and abdomen, caused by cold-damp, indigestion, in addition, used for chronic renal failure

Special Usage

It is added when the decoction is nearly done.

Precaution

It is not suggested to prescribe to those with dryness in blood from yin deficiency.

Chemical Composition

It mainly contains volatile oil.

   



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