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Introduction To Nutmeg (rou dou kou)









Nutmeg (rou dou kou)

Semen Myristicae


Properties: Acrid in flavour, warm in nature, it is tropistic to the spleen, stomach and large intestine channels. Being warm, dry and astringent in nature, it functions in astringing intestines to arrest diarrhea to treat prolonged diarrhea of deficiency-cold syndrome. On the other hand, as an acrid and warm agent, it can also function in warming the middle-jiao to dispel cold and promoting Qi-flow to relieve pain to treat Qi stagnancy due the accumulation of pathogenic clod and gastric distending pain.

Effects: Astringing intestines to arrest diarrhea; warming the middle-jiao to promote circulation of Qi.


1. For deficiency-cold syndrome of the middle-jiao and protracted diarrhea, it is often used with herbs for replenishing Qi, warming the middle-jiao and astringing the intestine to arrest diarrhea, such as Radix Ginseng, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, Cortes Cinnamomi, Rhizoma Zingiberis, Fructus Chebulae, etc. For diarrhea before dawn because of deficiency of both spleen-yang and kidney-yang, it is often used with Fructus Schisandrae, Fructus Euodiae, Fructus Psoraleae, as in Pill of Four Miraculous Herbs (Sishen Wan).

2. For Qi-stasis due to cold with gastric distending pain, it is often used with herbs for promoting Qi-flow andwarming the middle-jiao to elieve pain, such as Rhizoma Cyperi, Rhizoma Galangae, Radix Aucklandiae, etc.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g; 1.5-3g used in bolus or powder.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Nutmeg (rou dou kou) as the  quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 6 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Nutmeg (rou dou kou) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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