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Largehead Atractylodes Rhizome


Chinese Name Baizhu
Latin Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
English Name Largehead Atractylodes Rhizome
Key Characteristics Herb that tonifies qi
Source Dried rhizome of Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz.
Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered Bitter, sweet, warm; Spleen, Stomach

To invigorate the function of the spleen and replenish qi, eliminate dampness by diuresis, arrest profuse sweating, and prevent miscarriage


Deficiency in the spleen with loss of appetite, abdominal distension and diarrhea,  dizziness and palpitation due to retention of phlegm and morbid fluids, edema, spontaneous sweating, threatened miscarriage, in addition, used for cirrhosis, ascites, aural vertigo, acute enteritis, leucopenia and constipation

Special Usage Dry-fried ones can strengthen the effect of invigorating the function of the spleen and replenishing qi to stop diarrhea

It is not suggested to prescribe to those with internal heat from yin deficiency or thist from exhausted fluids.

Chemical Composition

It contains volatile oil, fructose, inulin, amino acids.


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