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Pinyin name: Cao Dou Kou
Aka: Cao Kou Ren, Grass Cardamom
Source: Ming Yi Za Zhu
English name: Katsumade Galangal Seed, Katsumadai
Botanical name: Alpinia Katsumadai
Pharmaceutical name: Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai
Properties: acrid, warm, aromatic
Channels entered: spleen, stomach
Chinese therapeutic actions: Warms the middle Jiao, and dries dampness.
Comment: Cao Dou Kou, Bai Dou Kou, and Rou Dou Kou – have similar pinyin names, but different functions. To avoid confusion, they should not be referred to as “Dou Kou."