Tsaoko Amomum Fruit

Source Tsaoko Fruit is the dried fruit of Amomum tsao-ko Crevost et lemaire (Fam. Zingiberaceae).

Producing Areas Guangxi, Yunnan, Guizhou, etc.

Properties Spicy, Warm

Channels Spleen, Stomach


  • Dries dampness and warms the middle jiao
    For damp and cold accumulation in the spleen and stomach with symptoms such as abdominal fullness and pain, diarrhoea, nausea, vomiting, and a greasy tongue coating.
  • Treats malarial disorders
    For malaria due to cold and dampness with symptoms such as intermittent chills and fever.
  • Dissipates heat accumulation
    For fullness and pain due to heat stagnation.

Usage and Dosage
Stir-bake or wrap in dough and bury in hot ash till the shell becomes brown, then pound the kernel for treating malaria and viral diseases.
Stir-bake the crude kernel with ginger juice and water for cold-pain in the epigastric region and stomach, food accumulation and diarrhoea. 3 -6g is decocted for oral use.

Notes Use with caution in the case with heat and dryness injuring the body fluid, hyperactivity of fire due to yin-deficiency.

Keep in a cool dry place and protect from moisture and oil bleeding.

Description of Quality Herb
The good one is big and full-grained, reddish brown in colour, and strongly fragrant.