Chinese Herb: Cao Dou Kou (Katsumada's Galangal Seeds), Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai
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Chinese Herb: Cao Dou Kou (Katsumada's Galangal Seeds), Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai

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Aromatic Herbs that Transform and Dissolve Dampness

Warm Cao Dou Kou (Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai
Chinese:
草豆蔻
Tone Marks:
căo dòu kòu
Translation:
Grass Cardamom

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Warms the Middle Jiao and Dries Dampness
    For Damp and Cold in the Middle Jiao (SP/ST) with symptoms such as fullness, pain, and cold in the abdomen, vomiting (usually of clear fluids), loose stool or diarrhea, low appetite, and a greasy white tongue coating.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of Blood or Yin Deficiency

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-6 grams

Chinese Herb Notes

  • As Cao Dou Kou is aromatic, it should be added at the end of an herbal decoction.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

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