||Semen Alpiniae katsumadai
||Alpinia katsumadai Hayata
|Source of Earliest Record:
|art Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:
||The yellow fruit is gathered in summer or autumn and dried in the sun. The seeds are smashed after the flesh has been peeled off.
|Properties and Taste:
||Pungent and warm
||Spleen and stomach
||To dry dampness and warm the spleen and stomach
To promote qi circulation
|Indications and Combinations:
||Cold-damp blocking and stagnating spleen and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and fullness, cold pain, vomiting and diarrhea.
*In cases of excessive dampness, use with magnolia bark (Houpo), Atractylodes rhizome (Cangzhu) and Pinellia tuber (Banxia).
*In cases of excessive cold, use with Cinnamon bark (Rougui) and Dried ginger (Ganjiang).