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Rou Dou Kou

Posted by: admin on Feb 23, 2008 - 07:23 PM
Tonify Deficiencies

1 TASTE
Pungent and warm


2 MERIDIANS
Spleen stomach and large intestine


3 FUNCTIONS
1. To warm the spleen and stomach and promote circulation of qi; 2. To astringe the intestines and stop Diarrhea


4 INDICATIONS
1. Chronic diarrhea. Nutmeg (Rou Dou Kou) is used with Chebula fruit (He Zi), White atractylodes (Bai Zhu) and Pilose asiabell root (Dang Shen)     2. Qi stagnation due to deficiency and cold in the spleen and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal pain, vomiting and nausea. Nutmeg (Roudoukou) is used with Costus root (Mu Xiang), Fresh ginger (Sheng Jiang) and Pinellia tuber (Ban Xia).


5 DOSAGE
3-10 g (1.5-3g for pills or powder form)


6 COUTIONS
This herb is contraindicated in cases with damp-heat diarrhea or dysentery.


Rou Dou Kou

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