Frutus Amomi Rotundus


The fruit of Amomum kravcmh Pirre ex Gagnep., family Zingiberaceae.

Fruit nearly spherical, about 1.5 cm in diameter, obtusely trigonous in appearance, with numerous longitudinal vascular bundles; the tip and the base sparsely covered by yellow downs. Pericarp thin, yellow-white, showmg three cells when crushed, each cell containing numerous seeds. Aromatic in odour. Acrid in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to spleen and stomach channels.

1. Eliminate dampness from the middle jiao, promote vital energy circulation and remove the stagnation of vital energy: For dampness-syndrome involving spleen-yang or stagnation of spleen energy and stomach energy with feeling of fullness in the chest and upper abdomen, loss of appetite; for the initial stage of dampness-warm syndrome with feeling of oppression in the chest, anorexia, white-greasy or turbid-greasy fur, usually used together with Semen Cbicis, Talcum (Decoction of Three Seeds).
2. Warm the middle jiao and stop vomiting: For stomach-cold syndrome or retention of cold-dampness with nausea and vomiting, and vomiting of milk in infants.

Pharmacological Action
1. Promoting the secretion of gastric juice and intestinal peristalsis, and inhibiting the abnormal fermentation in intestines.
2. Inhibiting Bacillus dysenteriae.

Administration Decoction: 3-10g (decocted later).


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