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Cao Dou Kou

Cao Dou Kou

Cao Dou Kou

Brand NuHerbs
Unit Size 1 pound
Potency 1:1
Taste Acrid
Properties Warm, aromatic
Contraindications Contraindicated in cases with yin or blood deficiency
Chinese Symptomology Fullness, distention, and pain in the epigastrium and abdomen, accompanied by vomiting and diarrhea.
Actions Warms the middle, mobilizes the qi, dries turbid dampness.
Pattern Cold-dampness of the Spleen and Stomach
Channels Entered Spleen, Stomach

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Chinese name Cao Dou Kou
English name Katsumada's galangal seed
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"Acrid, dispersing, and warm, qualities which enable it to unblock, the clear aroma of alpiniae katsumadai Semen (cao dou kou) is ideal for treating constrained clumping of cold-dampness in the middle burner, which disrupts the normal ascent and descent of qi. - Bensky: Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.*


Alpiniae Katsumadai Semen

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