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Cao Dou Kou | Grass Cardamom | Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai

Cao Dou Kou | Grass Cardamom | Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai
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This raw Chinese herb is sold by the pound in either raw or powdered form. Please use the above "add-on" button to make your selection.

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."

This herb is sold by the pound, either in raw herb or powdered form.


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