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Amomum Villosum Fruit - Shelled - Sha Ren (Guang)- Whole 1 lb

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Herbal Information on Sha Ren - Guang in Bulk Whole Form Common Name:  Amomum Villosum Fruit Botanical Name:  Amomum villosum fruit, shelled Channels/Meridians: Spleen, Stomach, Kidney Other Names: bastard …


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Herbal Information on Sha Ren - Guang in Bulk Whole Form

Common Name:  Amomum Villosum Fruit

Botanical Name:  Amomum villosum fruit, shelled

Channels/Meridians: Spleen, Stomach, Kidney

Other Names: bastard cardamom, cardamom seeds, cardamon, suo sha mi, yang sha ren

Pin Yin Name:  Sha Ren, Sha Ren Guang

Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product.

Package Size:   500 Grams   (1.1 pounds)

Form:  Unsulphured Whole, Shelled

Dosage: Follow doctors instructions on how to use this herb.

Origin: China

Brand: Plum Flower, species - authenticated herbs

Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.

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Benefits of Sha Ren

Additional Information About Sha Ren

  • Sha ren resolves dampness
  • Moves the qi and is a warm middle energizer.
  • It benefits the digestive system.
  • Sha Ren is the mature fruit from the Amomum villosum plant (member of the ginger family). The fruit is harvested when it is ripe in the late summer and fall. 

In traditional Chinese medicine, Amomum villosum is believed to have several health benefits. It is often used to address digestive issues, promote circulation, and alleviate symptoms such as nausea and vomiting. Additionally, it is thought to have warming properties. 

In culinary applications, particularly in Asian cuisines, Black Cardamom is used to add a smoky, earthy flavor to dishes. It's distinct from the more common green cardamom and has a robust and slightly camphor-like aroma.


Amomum villosum is a plant species belonging to the Zingiberaceae family. Commonly known as Black Cardamom or Sha Ren in traditional Chinese medicine, it is native to several East Asian countries, including China. The plant produces a cluster of small, aromatic fruits, and it is the dried fruit that is commonly used for culinary and medicinal purposes.

Here are some key points about Amomum villosum and its fruit:

Culinary Uses: The dried fruit of Amomum villosum, often referred to as Black Cardamom, is used in Asian cuisines to add a unique flavor to dishes. It has a smoky, earthy aroma and imparts a robust taste. It is used in both savory and sweet dishes.
Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM): In traditional Chinese medicine, Amomum villosum is known as Sha Ren. The dried fruit is used for its warming properties and is believed to have benefits for the digestive system. It is often used to address issues such as nausea, vomiting, and abdominal discomfort.
Aromatic Properties: The aroma of Black Cardamom is distinct from the more common green cardamom. It has a slightly camphor-like scent, making it a sought-after spice in various culinary traditions.
Health Benefits: In addition to its use in TCM, Black Cardamom is sometimes associated with potential health benefits, including antioxidant properties.

When using Amomum villosum or its dried fruit, it's essential to consider cultural, culinary, and traditional uses. If you are considering it for medicinal purposes, it's advisable to consult with a healthcare professional or an herbalist to ensure its suitability for your specific health needs. Always use caution and seek professional advice when incorporating herbal remedies into your health or wellness routine.

 Product Properties: Acrid, Warm, Nontoxic

Natural Occurring Components:  borneol, camphor, bornyl acetate, linalool, nerolidol, saponin

What Herbs Combined with Sha Ren?

  • Dai Dou Kou and Sha Ren
  • Ban Xia and Sha Ren
  • Gan Jiang and Sha Ren
  • Bai Zhu and Sha Ren

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Plum Flower is an established worldwide manufacturer of high-quality Chinese herbs, and innovative Chinese medicinal herbs and products. Plum Flower uses sulfur-free herbs and laboratory tests its products for contamination and heavy metals, such as mercury, lead, and pesticides.

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Amomum Villosum Fruit - Shelled - Sha Ren (Guang)- Whole 1 lb