Botanical Name: Alpiniae oxyphyllae Fructus
Category: Tonify the Yang
Channels Entered: Kidney, Spleen
Key Characteristics: Warmly tonifies the Spleen and Kidney yang, and secures the urine.
Cautions & Contraindications:
- Warms the Kidneys, retains the essence, and secures the urine: for such symptoms as frequent and copious urination, incontinence of urine, spermatorrhea, or dribbling of urine for Kidney yang deficiency. Also used for irregular uterine bleeding.
- Warms the Spleen, stops diarrhea, and controls salivation: used in patterns of Spleen or Stomach cold from deficiency with such symptoms as diarrhea, cold abdominal pain, excessive salivation, and a thick, unpleasant taste in the mouth. Also used for abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea from cold entering the Spleen and Kidneys.