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Introduction To Bitter Cardamon (yi zhi ren)









Bitter Cardamon (yi zhi ren)

Fructus Alpiniae Oxyphyllae

Properties: Pungent in flavour, warm in nature, it is tropistic to the kidney and spleen channels. Being pungent and warm in property, it can strengthen Yang to dispell cold, especially can warm the middle-jiao, the stomach and spleen to reduce the secretion of saliva, serving to treat excessive salivation due to deficiency-cold of the mild-jiao and epigastric pain in the type of excess-cold. It can also act on the kidney channel to warm the kidney, strengthen Yang and  astringe the lower-jiao, serving to treat debility due to kidney-deficiency and diarrhea in the deficiency type of both spleen and kidney.

Effects: Tonifying the kidney, keeping vital essence, warming the spleen and arresting diarrhea.


1. For insufficiency of kidney-yang, debility due to kidney-deficiency spermatorrhea and spontaneous seminal secretion, frequent micturation, it is often used with tonics with warm nature and astringents, such as Rhizoma Dioscorea, Radix Linderae, Fructus Psoraleae, Semen Cuscutae, etc.

2. For deficiency-coldness of the middle-jiao, abdominal pain and diarrhea, it is often used with Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, Rhizoma Zingiberis, Radix Glycyrrhizae, Fructus amomi to warm the spleen and stop diarrhea; For treatment to hypofunction of the spleen, failure in keeping body fluid due to deficiency of Qi, excessive salivation with spontaneous discharge, it is often used with herbs for replenishing Qi and invigorating the spleen, such as Radix Astragali seu hedysari, Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae, Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae, etc.

Dosage and Administration: 3-10g.


For the convenience of customers, we offer the Bitter Cardamon (yi zhi ren) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 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 Bitter Cardamon (yi zhi ren) 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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