Simple Herbal Extracts | Bai-zhu Atractylodes

Name

Bai-zhu Atractylodes

Botanical Name

Atractylodes macrocephalai

Part Used

root

Contraindications

Not for use in pregnancy *

Traditional Information*

Known in Chinese medicine as Bai Zhu, this root is a useful tonic for the Chinese spleen. It dries dampness and stagnation, so it is an effective remedy for gas, diarrhea, dysbiosis and bloating. It is included in many Fu Zheng formulas to improve nutrition in cancer patients (Cachexia) and prevent diarrhea in AIDís patients.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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