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Cao Dou Kou

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Name: Katsumadai Seed (草豆蔻) 

Pinyin: Cao Dou Kou

Pharm. Name: Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai

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Dry dampness and move qi, warm middle energizer and arrest vomiting

Stomach, Spleen

1.5-7g

 

Description:

An immature seed usually collected in the summer and autumn. With a big dry strong fragrant, it is good at drying dampness and resolving turbidity, it warms the middle energizer and dispersing cold, and moves qi and relieves distension. It can also warm the middle energizer and disperse cold, checks any adverse rising from the qi and arrest vomiting. In addition, it is warm and dry in property and acts for warming and drying cold-damp to check diarrhea.

 

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