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Yi Zhi Ren / Cardamon (Black) Fruit
Yi Zhi Ren
Taste: Acrid • Temperature: Warm • Category: Tonic • Sub Category: Tonify Yang


3-9g, crush before using


1. Warms the Kidneys, retains the essence, & holds in urine: for such symptoms as spermatorrhea, frequent & copious urnination, urinary incontinence, or dribbling of urine from deficient Kidney yang.

2. Warms the Spleen & stops diarrhea: used in cold deficient Spleen or Stomach patterns with such symptoms as diarrhea, cold abdomnal pain, excessive salivation & a thick, unplesant taste in the mouth. Also used for abdominal pain, vomiting, & diarrhea from cold entering the Spleen & Kidneys.


Kidney, Spleen


Contraindicated in patients with spermatorrhea, frequent urination, or vaginal discharge due to heat.