Bai Dou Kou (Round Cardamon Fruit) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Chinese Name: Bai Dou Kou
English Name: Round Cardamon Fruit, White Cardamon

Clinical Usage and Indications

  • Transforms dampness - low appetite, greasy tongue coat, stifling sensation in the chest.
  • Warms the middle warmer (stomach/spleen) and descends rebellious qi - vomiting due to cold from spleen/stomach qi deficiency or stomach cold.
  • Transforms stagnation - fullness in the chest.

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Dosage and Preparation Notes

  • Dosage: 3-6g (add at end of formula)

Channels/Meridians Influenced

Associated Temperature and Taste

Cautions and Contraindications

There are currently no contraindications listed.

Staff Clinician Notes

There are no additional notes for this herb.

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