Sharen

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Transform Dampness
11-TD-04

Huoxiang / Houpo / Cangzhu / Sharen

Fr Amomi Villosum/Sharen
Fr Amomi Rotundus/Sharen


CHINESE : SHAREN
LATIN : Fr Amomi
ENGLISH : Amomum
TRIVIAL : Cardamon/sand seeds

CATEGORY : Transform Dampness
Properties : Acrid. Warm, aromatic
Channels : Sp, St


ACTIONS
Moves Sp Qi, transforms Dampness, stops vomiting. Promotes movement of Qi, strengthens St. Calms the fetus. Increases appetite.
Counteracts other herb actions i.e. Rx Rehmanniae Glutinosae Conquitae/Shudihuang, which is a Damp creating herb.
In herbal prescriptions Fr Amomi/Sharen is combined with tonifying herbs to prevent them from causing stagnation.
Non-Physical: helps to find new thoughts, when stuck in thoughts.


INDICATIONS
Sp- or St stagnant Qi patterns. Main herb for nausea, vomiting (also in pregnancy), St-pain, distension, discomfort in epigastrium, abdominal pain, diarrhea. Morning sickness, restless fetus.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Yin xu with Heat signs.

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