Cao Guo – Tsaoko fruit – Amomum tsaoko – “Grass Fruit”

Nature: acrid, warm

Enters: Spleen, Stomach

Actions: Warms the middle Jiao; strongly dries dampness; disperses cold; treats malaria; dissolves stagnation and distention.

• Cold and dampness in the spleen and stomach: distending pain and fullness in the epigastrium and abdomen, vomiting, diarrhea, very greasy tongue coat.
• Malaria: especially due to excess damp-cold or turbid dampness.
• Food stagnation: indigestion, especially due to meat.
• Cold from spleen and stomach deficiency: focal distention, nausea.
• Roasting the herb reduces the possible side effect of vomiting.
Dose: 1.5-6g

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