Cardamom Seed - Infertile
( 白豆蔻 ) ...Chinese Herb...

Latin Plant Name

Amomi Cardamomi

Pinyin Mandarin Name

Bai Dou Kou

Common English Name

Cardamom Seed - Infertile

Part of Plant Used





Acrid, aromatic

Meridians Entered

Spleen, Stomach, Lung

Common Usages

This herb is used in formulas that treat abdominal bloating and poor digestion (TCM: dampness, stagnant Qi, or rebellious Qi), and for nausea (TCM: internal cold and damp).

Traditional Usages and Functions

Transforms dampness; warms Middle Burner and causes rebellious Qi to descend; moves Qi and transforms Stagnation; warms Lungs and Stomach.

Common Formulas Used In

Bupleurum, Inula, and Cyperus.

Processing Required



Cardamom Seed is added last when preparing raw herbs for drinking, since its aromatic qualities dissipate with long boiling.

Cautions in Use

Do not use this herb when there is a strong Yin or Blood deficiency. Use with caution when there are no signs of cold and damp in the Spleen and Stomach.

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