Chinese Herb: Sha Ren (Cardamom (Grains of Paradise Fruit)), Fructus Amomi
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Chinese Herb: Sha Ren (Cardamom (Grains of Paradise Fruit)), Fructus Amomi

Herb 6 of 8 in Aromatic Herbs that Transform and Dissolve Dampness

Warm Sha Ren (Fructus Amomi)
Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Fructus Amomi
Tone Marks:
shā rén
Sand Seeds

Chinese Herb Actions

  • Moves Qi, Transforms Damp, Strengthens Spleen
    For indigestion, abdominal distention and pain, epigastric distention and pain, lack of appetitie, nausea, vomiting, and diarrhea.
  • Warms the Spleen, Stops Diarrhea
    For diarrhea due to cold in the Spleen
  • Calms Fetus, Stabilizes Pregnancy
    For a restless fetus due to an unstable pregnancy, morning sickness, bleeding, and abdominal pain.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of heat due to Yin Deficiency

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • Sha Ren has anti-platelet action and caution should be used with patients taking antiplatelet or anticoagulant meds. This possible interaction is undocumented.

Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

  • None noted, though allergic reactions have occurred with pruritis
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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-6 grams in decoction, added at the end of cooking 12
  • 3-6 grams in decoction, crush and add at end of cooking 13

Chinese Herb Notes

  • This herb is warming and helps the Qi to flow smoothly thereby harmonizing the Middle Jiao and naturally calming the fetus.

Chinese Herb Clinical Studies & Research

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: