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Rou Dou Kou #1407M

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Pin Ying Name: Rou Dou Kou

Chinese Name: 肉豆蔻

English Name: Nutmeg

Latin Name: Myristicae Fragrantis, Semen

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Herbs that Stabilize and Bind (Astringents)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Large Intestine
1.5-10g 1.5-3g (Powder)
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Astringes the Intestines and stops diarrhea

  • Chronic intractable diarrhea or daybreak diarrhea due to Spleen and Kidney Yang Deficiency

Warms the Middle Jiao, regulates Qi and alleviates pain

  • Pain, distention of the epigastrium and abdomen, reduced appetite and vomiting due to Deficiency Cold of the Spleen and Stomach
  • Qi Stagnation
  • Contraindicated for those with hot diarrhea or hot dysenteric disorders or Heat in the Stomach.
  • Contraindicated for those with sudden, explosive diarrhea due to Summerheat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Intestinal Wind with bleeding.
  • Contraindicated for those with Damp-Heat accumulating into Stagnation.
  • Contraindicated for those with early stages of vaginal discharge.
  • Use caution during pregnancy.
  • 7.5 gm of the powdered herb can lead to dizziness, stupor or convulsion.
  • Large doses can cause death.