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CAO DOU KOU

Names for Cao Dou Kou
Pharmaceutical: Semen Alpiniae Katsumadai
Botanical: Alpinia katsumadai Hayata (Zingiberaceae)
Other names: Dou Kou
Description: Katsumada Galangal Seed.

Actions
Dries Dampness; Warms the Middle; Moves Qi; ...

Origin of cao dou kou
Guangxi, Guangdong.;

Preparation of cao dou kou
The fruit is collected in summer and autumn, dried in the sun to near dryness, or treated briefly in boiling water and half dried in the sun, removed from pericarp. The seed masses are gathered, and dried in the sun. They are then crushed for use.;

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