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Cao Dou Kou #1709

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Pin Ying Name: Cao Dou Kou

Chinese Name: 草豆蔻

English Name: Katsumada Galangal

Latin Name: Alpiniae Katsumadai, Semen

Aromatic Herbs that Transform Dampness
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Warm
Aromatic
Spleen
Stomach
1.5-7g (Crush and add near the end)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Dries Dampness, warms the Middle Jiao, stops vomiting and strengthens the Spleen

  • Cold-Dampness Distressing the Spleen and Stomach with fullness, distention and pain in the epigastrium and abdomen with vomiting and diarrhea
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin or Blood Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated for those with malarial disorders not due to miasmic Qi.
  • Contraindicated if there are no Cold symptoms.
  • Contraindicated for those with Epigastric pain due to Fire.
  • Contraindicated for those with explosive diarrhea with thirst which is due to Summerheat and Damp-Heat.