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Cao Dou Kou | Grass Cardamom | Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai

Cao Dou Kou | Grass Cardamom | Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai
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草豆, 草寇仁

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."

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