Fructus Tsaoko


Fruit of Amomum tsa-ko Crevost et lemaire, family Zingiberaceae.

Fruit long-elliptic, obtusely trigonous, 24 cm long; surface grey-brown, with numerous ridges, tip bearing round persistent calyx scars, base remaining with carpopodium or its scar. Carpodermis hard and tough, easily torn longitudinally, containing three seed masses. Aromatic in odour. Acrid in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to spleen and stomach channels.

Warm the middle-jiao and deprive dampness, eliminate sputum and stop the episodes of malaria: For cold-dampness of spleen and stomach with feeling of fullness, oppression, distending pain in the abdomen and loss of appetite, used together with Semen Alpmiae KcItsumadai, Rhizoma Atractylodis, etc.; for dampness-retention syndrome or malaria with feeling of oppression in the chest, white and thick, turbid and greasy fur, usually used with Semen Arecae, Cortex Magnoliae Officinalis, Radix Scutellariae, etc.

Administration Decoction: 3-10g.


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