Pungent and warm
Spleen and stomach
1. To promote qi circulation and transform dampness; 2. To calm fetus.
1. Dampness blocking spleen and stomach or qi stagnation in the spleen manifested as distension and pain, no appetite, vomiting, nausea and Diarrhea. Amomum fruit (Sha Ren) is used with Atractylodes rhizome (Cang Zhu), Round cardamom seed (Bai Dou Kou) and Magnolia bark (Hou Po) for cases of dampness blocking the spleen and stomach. Amomum fruit (Sharen), Costus root (Mu Xiang) and Immature bitter orange (Zhishi (BL52)) in the formula Xiang Sah Zhi Wan are used for cases of qi stagnation due to retention of food. Amomum fruit (Sharen), Tangerine peel (Chen Pi), Pilose asiabell root (Dang Shen) and White atractylodes (Bai Zhu) in the formula Xiang Sha Liujunzi Wan are used for qi stagnation caused by weakness of the spleen.2. Morning sickness or restless fetus. Amomum fruit (Sharen) is used with White atractylode (Baizhu) and Perilla stem (Sugeng).