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 Introduction To Atractylodes Rhizome (cang zhu)   









Atractylodes Rhizome (cang zhu)

Phizoma Atractylodis

Properties: Bitter and pungent in flavour, warm in nature, it acts on the spleen and stomach channels. The pungent flavour is dispelling, the dry property is dampness removing and the warm property dispels the cold. So, this herb possesses the functions of expelling the wind-cold from the superficial parts of the body, as well as the cold-dampness and excessive fluid in spleen and stomach. It is therefore indicated for the diseases caused by dampness no matter it is in the exterior or the interior of the body.

Effects: Eliminating dampness, strengthening the spleen, dispelling wind and cold, relieving exterior syndrome.


1. For the syndromes of dampness retention in the middle-jiao, poor appetite and loose stool, oppressive chest, mass in the abdome, and white and greasy tongue coating, it is often used in combination with the drugs for removing dampness, promoting Qi circulation and relieving abdominal distention, such as tangerine peel and magnolia bark, known as Ping Wei San (Peptide Posere).

2. For arthralgia due to wind-cold and dampness, it is often used in combination with ledebouriella root, notopterygium root and clematis root. In cases of arthralgia caused by damp-heat, it is often used in combination with the medicines for clearing heat and dampness, such as phellodendron bark, coix seed, etc. For treating affection by exopathogens marked by aversion to cold and fever, it is used in combination with ledebouriella root, dahurian angelica root and Chuanxiong rhizome to dispel wind, cold and dampness and alleviate pain.

In addition, it is tenebit to vision and to used for night blindness.

Dosage and Administration: 5-10g. The prepared atractylodes rhizome is often used for removing dampness and strengthening the spleen, and the unprepared for dispelling wind to relieve exterior syndrome.





For the convenience of customers, we offer the Atractylodes Rhizome (cang zhu) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Atractylodes Rhizome (cang zhu) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.


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