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 Introduction To Tsaoko (Cardamon) (cao guo)   









Tsaoko (Cardamon) (cao guo)

Fructus Tsaoko

Properties: Pungent in favour, warm in nature, it acts on the spleen and stomach channels. The pungent and the warm properties have the warming and dispering actions. Its property is strong dessccative. It potent of dispelling dampenss and cold, and is therefore indicated for the syndromes of the damp-cold retention in the middle-jiao. Besides, it can also be used to clear phlegm, prevent attack of malaria and cure malaria with alternate attacks of chills and fever caused by the internal accumulation of phlegm-dampness. 

Effects: Dispelling dampness and cold, clearing phlegm and preventing attack of malaria.


1. For syndromes of excessive cold-dampness in middle-jiao and dampness retention in the Qi division manifested as abdominal distention, abdominal pain and diarrhea, it is used in combination with the drugs for dispelling dampness, promoting Qi circulation, warming the middle-jiao to dispel cold, such as tangerine peel, magnolia bark and atractylodes rhizome.

2. For malarial disease and the syndrome of excessive phlegm-dampness marked as aversion to cold, fever, oppressive chest, greasy tongue coating, it is used in combination with dichroa root, magnolia bark and areca seed (betel nut) to dispel dampness and prevent attack of malaria.

Dosage and Administration: 3-6g.

Precautions: Contraindicted in syndrome of deficiency of both Qi and blood, and those without internal cold-dampness.





For the convenience of customers, we offer the Tsaoko (Cardamon) (cao guo) 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, once 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 Tsaoko (Cardamon) (cao guo) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.


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