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Bai Dou Kou

Posted by: admin on Feb 22, 2008 - 11:25 PM
Aromatic Herbs to Stop Dampness

Pungent and warm

Lung, spleen and stomach

1. To promote qi circulation and transform dampness; 2.To warm the spleen and stomach and stop vomiting

1. Dampness blocking spleen and stomach or qi stagnation in the spleen manifested as distension, fullness and no appetite. Round cardamom seed (Bai Dou Kou) is used with Magnolia bark (Hou Po), Atractyloes, rhizome (Cang Zhu) and Tangerine peel (Chen Pi).2. Early stage of damp-heat febrile diseases manifested as stifling sensation in the chest, absence of hunger and sticky tongue coating. Round cardamom seed (Baidoukou) is used with Talc (Hua Shi), Coix seed (Yi Yi Ren) and Amomum fruit (Sha Ren) in the formula Sanren Tang. For cases of excess heat, Round cardamom seed (Baidoukou) is used with Scutellaria root (Huang Qin), Coptis root (Huang Lian) and Talc (Huashi) in the formula Huangqin, Huashi Tang.3. Vomiting due to cold in the stomach. Round cardamom seed (Baidoukou) is used with Agastache (Houxiang) and Pinellia tuber (Ban Xia).4. Infantile vomiting due to cold in the stomach. Round cardamom seed (Baidoukou) is used with Amomum fruit (Sharen) and Licorice root (Gan Cao).

3-6 g

Bai Dou Kou

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