Pungent and warm
Spleen and kidney
1.To warm and tonify the spleen and kidneys; 2. To prevent emissions and stop Diarrhea
1. Invasion of cold in the spleen and kidneys manifested as abdominal pain and vomiting. Bitter cardamom (Yi Zhi Ren) is used with Pilose asiabell root (Dang Shen), White atractylodes(Bai Zhu) and Dried ginger (Gan Jiang). 2. Kidney deficiency manifested as enuresis and seminal emissions. Bitter cardamom (Yizhiren) is used with Dioscorea (Shan Yao)and Lindera root (Wu Yao)in the formula Suoquan Wan. 3. Diarrhea and excessive salivation due to spleen deficiency. Bitter cardamom (Yizhiren)is used with Poria (Fu Ling), Dioscorea (Shanyao), Pilose asiabell root (Dangshen) and Pinellia tuber (Ban Xia).
This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficiency of in excessive fire, seminal emissions, frequent urination and uterine bleeding caused by heat.