Cao Guo (Tsaoko Fruit)

Cao Guo (Tsaoko Fruit)

Herb 4 of 8 in Aromatic Herbs that Transform and Dissolve Dampness

Warm Cao Guo (Fructus Amomi Tsao-ko)
Spicy, Warm
Fructus Amomi Tsao-ko
Tone Marks:
căo guŏ
Grass Fruit
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Dries Dampness and Warms the Middle Jiao
    For Damp and Cold accumulation in the Spleen and Stomach with symptoms such as abdominal fullness and pain, diarrhea, nausea, vomiting, and a greasy tongue coating.
  • Treats Malarial Disorders
    For Malaria due to cold and dampness with symptoms such as intermittent chills and fever.
  • Dissipates Heat Accumulation
    For fullness and pain due to heat stagnation.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Do not use in cases of Qi or Blood Deficiency.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 3-6 grams

Chinese Herb Notes

  • Cao Dou Kou and Cao Guo both warm the middle and dry damp, Cao Dou Kou however, is slightly stronger.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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