砂仁 壳（3 oz）
Amomum villosum Lour/Sha Ren (3 oz)
We love the pungent taste and digestive benefits of cardamom. These shell pods can be used to flavor tea or coffee. . .
Some women boil cardamom, strain the liquid and use it to condition hair and scalp. The spice and pods nourish the hair follicles and enhances hair strength. Cardamom husk water can be used as shampoo or before a shampoo. (stylecraze.com)
The husks have effects similar to the seeds
- Antioxidant and Diuretic Properties
- May Lower Blood Pressure.
- May Contain Cancer-Fighting Compounds.
- May Protect from Chronic Diseases, Anti-Inflammatory Effects
- May Help with Digestive Problems, Including Ulcers. .
- May Treat Bad Breath and Prevent Cavities.
- May Have Antibacterial Effects and Treat Infections (healthline.com)
Sha Ren Cardamom and TCM
Sha Ren influences Spleen, Stomach, Kidney. Transforms dampness [nausea] and restores appetite. Warms the Spleen and stops diarrhea. Regulates Qi and calms the fetus.
Pharmaceutical name: fructus amomi
Properties: acrid, warm, aromatic . . .
Chinese therapeutic actions: regulates Qi, dissolves dampness, strengthens the spleen, warms the middle, stops diarrhea, stabilizes pregnancy
From the manufacturer:
It is the husk of the ginger family plant Sunchunsha or shrunken sand. It is used for spleen and stomach stagnation, abdominal distension and nausea. The taste is spicy and warming. It enters the Spleen, Stomach and Kidney meridians.
Indications: Reduces dampness and increases appetite, warms the spleen and relieves diarrhea, regulates qi and relieves fetus. It is used for spleen and stomach stagnation, abdominal distension and nausea. "Chinese Medical Dictionary": The function is the same as Sharen, but is milder.
Dosage: Oral administration: decoction, 2.5g; or preserved powder.
The decoction should be simmered.
External use: powdered