Bai Dou Kou Round Cardamon Fruit, White Cardamon - Chinese Herbal Medicine

Bai Dou Kou Names

  • English Name: Round Cardamon Fruit, White Cardamon
  • Pinyin Name: Bai Dou Kou

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Functional Groupings

Bai Dou Kou Clinical Usages and Indications

  • Transforms dampness - low appetite, greasy tongue coat, stifling sensation in the chest.
  • Warms the middle warmer (stomach/spleen) and descends rebellious qi - vomiting due to cold from spleen/stomach qi deficiency or stomach cold.
  • Transforms stagnation - fullness in the chest.

Bai Dou Kou Dosage and Prep Notes

  • Dosage: 3-6g (add at end of formula)

Bai Dou Kou Appears In 2 Formulas

Chen Xiang Hua Qi Wan

Hui Chun Wan

  • Recovery Special Pill
  • Most often used for childhood convulsions (possibly with wheezing, nausea, nighttime crying, vomiting, diarrhea, excessive mucus/saliva) or other conditions that involve fever, impaired or loss of consciousness, irritability, restlessness such as seizure disorders, meningitis, measles, and gastroenteritis among others.

  • Open the Orifices
  • Clear Heat and Open The Orifices

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