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 8 of 8 in Aromatic Herbs that Transform and Dissolve Dampness

Warm Sha Ren (Fructus Amomi)
Channels:
SP, ST
Properties:
Spicy, Warm, Aromatic
Latin:
Fructus Amomi
Chinese:
砂仁
Tone Marks:
shā rén
Translation:
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:

References Used

The TCM information presented here has been referenced from numerous sources; including teachers, practitioners, class notes from Five Branches University, the following books, as well as other sources. If you have benefited from this information, please consider supporting the authors and their works by purchasing the books below.