Rou Dou Kou - Stabilize and Bind
LI, SP, ST (3-9g)


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      Rou Dou Kou Actions and 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!!)
    Alternate Forms:
  • wei- roasted to remove oil for internal use to firm the stool
    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.

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