Rou Dou Kou


Rou Dou Kou in TCM:

Explore the properties of Rou Dou Kou according to Chinese
Nutrition and Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM):

English Name: myristica, nutmeg
Pharmacuetical Name: Semen Myristicae
Properties: acrid, warm

Temperature: warm

Channels: LI, ST, SP

Flavors: pungent

Special Properties:
disperses cold

    Alternate Forms:
  • wei- roasted to remove oil for internal use to firm the stool

Actions / Indications:
  • Binds the Intestines; stops diarrhea (chronic diarrhea or cock's crow diarrhea due to deficient cold of SP and KD; chronic dysentery)
  • Warms middle jiao; moves qi; alleviates pain (epigastric and abdominal coldness, pain and distension in epigastrium and abdomen; poor appetite, vomiting due to deficient cold of SP/ST)
  • (cc: hot diarrhea or hto dysenteric disorders)
  • (cc: modern research shows toxicity especially in raw form)
  • (note: Must CRUSH!)
  • (note: Do not Cook Too Long!!)

    Special Notes:
  • Rou Dou Kou and He Zi both treat diarrhea. The difference is that Rou Dou Kou is focused more on the middle jiao while He Zi is focused more on the upper jiao to treat wheezing and chronic cough.