Black Cardamom Seed

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Common Name: 
Chinese Black Cardamom,Alpinia Fruit, Alpinia Oxphylla Fruit, Sharpleaf Galangal Fruits, Sharp-leaf Galangal fruit, Black Cardamom Seed, Black Cardamom Fruit
Botanical Name: Fructus Alpiniae oxyphyliae
Chinese / Pin Yin Name: Yi Zhi Ren, Yi Zhen Ren
Black Cardamom Seed Dosage: Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Black Cardamom Seed Precautions: Do not use if nursing or pregnant. Do not use with Yin deficiency. 

Black Cardamom Seed Benefits & Information

There are many herbs that share the same name, Black Cardamon seed is one of them.  The herb discussed on this page is the black cardamon seed, Alpiniae oxyphyliae.  It is not the same herb as black cardamon seed with the botanical name Amomum subulatum.  They are two entirely different plants. It is always important to ensure you know the correct botanical name when using herbs.

Black cardamom seed, Alpiniae oxyphyliae, is a member of the ginger family.  It has been used medicinally and as a food source for thousands of years in China.  Black cardamom seed is harvested in the late summer and early fall when the fruit turns red. After harvest, it is dried in the sun.

Black cardamom seed is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb used for tonifying the kidney, warming the spleen, and to stop diarrhea. Studies have found black cardamom seed to have a neuroprotective effect.  It benefits cognitive function, digestive health, urinary tract health, the nervous system, and helps to ease occasional diarrhea. 
Black Cardamom Seed Herb Category: 
Herbs that Tonify the Yang.
Black Cardamom Seed Properties: 
Sweet, Warm, Pungent, Astringent 
Black Cardamom Seed Channels: Kidney, Spleen 
Black Cardamom Seed Naturally Occurring Components: eucalyptol, zingiberene, zinginerol, cineole, volatile oils,diarylheptanoids

Herbs that Combine With Black Cardamom Seed

Chinese Yam Root     Pinellia     Poria Fungus     Ginger