||Amomum tsao-kko Crevost et Lemaire
|Source of Earliest Record:
|Part Used & Method for Pharmaceutical Preparations:
||The ripe fruit is gathered in autumn and dried in the sun. The seeds are collected after the carbonized fruit is broken into pieces.
|Properties and Taste:
||Pungent and warm
||Spleen and stomach
||To dry dampness and warm spleen and stomach
To relieve malaria
|Indications and Combinations:
||1. Cold-damp blocking and stagnating spleen and stomach manifested as epigastric and abdominal distension and fullness, cold pain, vomiting and diarrhea.
*Use with Magnolia bark (Houpo), Atractylodes rhizome (Cangzhu) and Pinellia tuber (Banxia).
*Use with Dichroa root (Changshan) and Bupleurum root (Chaihu).