INDIVIDUAL HERBS

Pharmaceutical Latin: Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae
Common English: Alpinia Fruit
Black Cardamon
Bitter-seeded Cardamon
Sharp-Leaf Galangal Berry
Herbs that Tonify the Yang
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Acrid
Warm
Kidney
Spleen
3-10g
Tincture: 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Warms the Kidneys and astringes Jing and urine

Frequent and copious urination, urinary incontinence, spermatorrhea or dribbling of urine due to Kidney Yang Deficiency

Kidney Jing not Consolidated

Irregular uterine bleeding

Warms the Spleen, increases the appetite and
s
tops diarrhea and salivation

Spleen and Stomach Yang Deficiency with diarrhea, Cold abdominal pain, excessive salivation and a thick, unpleasant taste in the mouth

Abdominal pain, vomiting and diarrhea from Cold entering the Spleen and Kidneys

CONTRAINDICATIONS
  • Contraindicated for those with spermatorrhea, frequent urination, vomiting, diarrhea, or vaginal discharge due to Heat.
  • Contraindicated for those with Blood Dryness from Fire.
  • Contraindicated for those with Yin Deficiency Fire.
  • Do not use alone.
INCOMPATIBILITIES
HERB/DRUG INTERACTIONS

Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao
Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan
Yao

Fr. Amomi
Sha Ren

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi
Ban Xia
Poria
Fu Ling

Urinary incontinence, or frequency due to Kidney and Spleen Yang Deficiency.

Diarrhea with abdominal distention.

Uterine bleeding during pregnancy.

Vomiting, diarrhea, Cold and pain in the abdomen, decreased appetite and excessive salivation from Cold Deficient Spleen and Stomach.

Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Rz. Zingiberis
Gan Jiang

Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan
Yao

Rx. Linderae
Wu Yao

Abdominal pain, vomiting, and diarrhea from Cold entering the Spleen and Kidneys.

Prevents development of Heat from Deficiency as a side effect.

Warms and contains the Kidney Qi so that it returns to its source.

Secures the urine to treat Lower Jiao Deficiency Cold with incontinence, urinary frequency or urinary dribbling. (worse in the presence of Cold)

Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan
Yao
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Rx. Ginseng
Ren Shen

Rz. Atractylodis
Cang Zhu
Poria
Fu Ling
Fr. Chebulae
He Zi
Rz. Pinelliae Preparatum
Zhi Ban Xia
Per. Citri Reticulatae
Chen Pi

Flos Caryophylli
Ding Xiang
Fr. Evodiae
Wu Zhu Yu

Spleen Qi and Yang Deficiency.

Profuse salivation, especially at night.

Vomiting of clear fluids.

Rx. Codonopsis
Dang Shen
Rz. Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Bai Zhu
Rz. Dioscoreae
Shan
Yao

Fr. Amomi
Sha Ren

Salt
Grain-Based Liquor

 

Diarrhea with Qi Deficiency.

Uterine bleeding.

 

  1. Fr. Alpiniae Oxyphyllae Yi Zhi Ren is used for excessive salivation and a thick, unpleasant taste in the mouth due to Cold while Hb. Eupatorii Pei Lan is used for the same symptoms due to Heat.
  2. It can be used alone as a powder for uterine bleeding.
  3. It is often used with Ootheca Mantidis Sang Piao Xiao.
  4. This herb was traditionally used to enhance intelligence and mental faculties.
  5. Both Yi Zhi Ren and Fr. Psoraliae Bu Gu Zhi tonify the Spleen and Kidneys, fortify Yang, stop diarrhea, astringe Jing and urine and are commonly used to treat Spleen and Kidney Yang Deficiency. Bu Gu Zhi Primarily warms the Kidneys thereby indirectly warms the Spleen Yang. It treats chronic diarrhea and cock-crow diarrhea due to Spleen and Kidney Yang Deficiency. It also treats lower back pain. Yi Zhi Ren more strongly warms Spleen Yang, and secondarily warms the Kidneys to treat diarrhea associated with with the exposure of the Spleen and Stomach to Cold. it also treats uterine bleeding.
  6. Salt-prepared Alpinia Yan Yi Zhi Ren has reduced acrid and drying properties and directly enters the Lower Jiao to astringe Jing and urine. It is often used to treat Kidney Yang Deficiency with spermatorrhea, nocturnal emissions, incontinence, terminal dribbling and nocturia.