Nutmeg (rou dou kou)

Nature: Warm; pungent; attributive to stomach, spleen and small intestine.


Nutmeg / Myristica Fragrans

(rou dou kou) 肉荳蔻


 

Nature: Warm; pungent; attributive to stomach, spleen and small intestine.

 

Characteristics: It is the seeds of a tropical tree with narcotic effects in human and should be avoided with pregnancy. When the nut is ground and cooked in food, it will increase absorption of nutrients in the small intestine.

 

Therapeutic effects: Astringent to the intestine and relieve diarrhea; invigorate spleen energy to relieve abdominal pain and intestinal gas; stimulate gastrointestinal tract and expel wind.