Organic Chao Cang Zhu Black Atractylodes Rhizone Rhizoma Atractylod Chinese Herb


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Product Overview

Type: Herb
Packaging: Bag
Origin: China
Description: Atractylodes comes from the perennial herbal plant, atractylodis macrocephala Koidz, a type of sunflower. It has long been used in Chinese herbal medicine. According to Traditional Chinese Medicine, the rhizome of this plant contains oils, polysaccharides, amino acids, and vitamins that account for the medicinal qualities of the plant. The herb grows in the mountainsides in Manchuria, Korea, China, and Japan.
Atractylodes is an ancient Chinese herb that has been used for centuries in Chinese medicine. It is also being used more frequently in the Western world as a naturopathic supplement. There is some good research supporting the role of atractylodes in supporting health and fighting disease.
According to Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM), it is acrid, bitter, and warm in nature and covers meridians of spleen, stomach, and liver.
Main functions are to dry damp and strengthen spleen, expel pathogenic wind and cold, and improve eye sight. Main uses and indications are abdominal fullness and distention, diarrhea, edema, beriberi, atrophy and flaccidity, arthralgia due to wind and dampness, common cold due to wind-cold, night blindness, dampness obstructing spleen-stomach, lassitude, loss of appetite, vomiting, and phlegm and retained fluid, etc.
Digestive Uses
Aractylodes has long been used in Chinese medicine as a tonic for its ability to promote digestion, reduce stomach ache and bloating, treat diarrhea, and regulate fluid retention. It has been stir-fried until scorched in TCM. Chemicals found in actractylodes have been found to improve the overall function of the digestive tract and alleviate symptoms of discomfort.
Rheumatoid Arthritis Treatment
Atractylodes ia an effective preventative treatment for arthritic inflammation. Oral administration of this component produced a marked decrease in processes that lead to inflammation and edema in arthritis.
How to use: Decoct 5~10 g.  


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