Tsaoko Fructus 草果

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 Tsaoko Fructus 草果

Tsaoko Fructus (草果) is the dried ripe fruit of Amomum tsao–ko  Crevost et Lemaire, family Zingiberaceae.

Other name   
Caoguo, Caoguo (Chinese name)

Macroscopic character

Long ellipsoid, 3-obtuse-ridged, with longitudinal furrows and ribs, fruit stalk or its scar at the base. The central part showing septa dividing the masses of seeds into 3 groups. Seeds covered with greyish-white membranous aril. Odor, characteristic aromatic; taste, pungent and slightly bitter.



Important cultivation area

Yunnan, Guangxi, Guizhou provinces.

Processing method

1.  Caoguoren: Stir-bake Caoguo on a gentle fire until external turn burnt-yellow and slightly inflated, then remove the husk to collect the seeds.

2. Jiangcaoguoren: Stir-fry Caoguoren with Ginger water on a gentle fire (use 10 kg of fresh Ginger for 100 kg of Caoguoren),  until dry.

Traditional Chinese Medicine action

Pungent; warm. Enter spleen and stomach channels.

1. Caoguoren: Pungent; hot, dry dampness, dissipate cold and warm Zhongjiao, dispel phlegm and malaria.

2. Jiangcaoguoren: Stir-fry with Ginger water reduce dry dampness activity, and more potent in warming stomach and stop vomiting.


Thai Traditional Medicine action

Usage and dosage 
3-6 g, decoction for oral use. Crush before use.

* Contraindication and precaution *
Contraindicated in patient with yin and blood deficiency.

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