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Atractylodes Rhizome

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Chinese Name Cangzhu
Latin Rhizoma Atractylodis
English Name Atractylodes Rhizome
Key Characteristics Herb that resolves dampness.
Source Dried rhizome of Atractylodes lancea (Thunb.) DC. or Atractylodes chinensis (DC.) Koidz. (Fam. Compositae)
Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered Acrid, bitter, warm; Spleen, Stomach, Liver
Actions

To remove dampness and invigorate the function of the spleen, dispel wind-cold, and improve vision

Indications

Epigastric distension and diarrhea, edema, especially edema of legs, rheumatic arthralgia, common cold due to wind-cold, night blindness, in addition, used for gastroptosis, child anorexia, diabetes, and rhinopolyp

Precaution

It is forbidden to prescribe to those with internal heat from yin deficiency and  profuse sweating from deficiency of qi.

Chemical Composition

It mainly contains volatile oil.

   



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