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Hong Dou Kou

Hong Dou Kou
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Name

Hong Dou Kou (Fructus Galangae)

  1. Galanga Galangal Seed
  2. 紅豆蔻
  3. Fructus Galangae
  4. 红豆蔻

The Effect of Hong Dou Kou

Property

Pungent, warm; spleen and lung meridians entered.

Actions

Dispel cold, dry dampness and promote digestion.

Indications

Vomit, diarrhea, malaria, dysentery, cold and pain in abdomen, dysphagia and nausea.

Dosage and Administrations

Decoct 3~6 g, or made into powder. Proper dosage is for external application, pounded into powder for applying or puffing through nose.

Cations

It is contraindicated for internal heat due to yin deficiency.