Botanical Name: Amomi Fructus

Sha Ren

Sha Ren

Category: Aromatic Transform Dampness

Taste: Acrid, Aromatic
Temperature: Warm
Channels: Stomach, Spleen

Dosage: 3-6g

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Do not use in cases of heat from yin deficiency.

Actions & Indications:

  • Promotes the movement of qi, transforms dampness, and strengthens the Spleen: for qi stagnation affecting the Spleen and Stomach or symptoms of obstruction by dampness. Symptoms include distention and pain in the epigastrium and abdomen, lack of appetite, vomiting and diarrhea.
  • Warms the middle and stops diarrhea: for diarrhea from Spleen cold.
  • Calms the fetus: for morning sickness or restless fetus.
  • Also used in herbal prescriptions with tonifying herbs to prevent them from causing stagnation.