Bai Shu or Atractylodis Macrocephalae,a Miracle herb for deficiency and wind-cold-dampness arthralgia.
- Basic botanical information of Bai Shu or Atractylodis Macrocephalae.
- Atractylodis Macrocephalae:Plant morphology and distribution,cultivation matters.
- Atractylodes harvest storage,and traits!
- Chemical Constituents of Atractylodis Macrocephalae.
- Preparations of Atractylodes macrocephala.
- Pharmacological Action of Atractylodes macrocephala,and Safety.
- Property and Suggestions of Atractylodes macrocephala.
- Notes from Ancient Classics of Bai Shu.
- Research Update:Atractylodis Macrocephalae.
Applications and Properties:
Significant and long-lasting diuretic effect.
Strong or roborant effect.
Promote Hematopoietic Function.
Property and flavor:bitter;sweet,character warm.
Indications:nurish spleen and tonify Qi; moisten; antiperspirant; tocolysis. Main for spleen Qi weakness;fatigue and lassitude; eat less and abdominal distension;loose stools;difficulty in urination;edema;Phlegm vertigo;spontaneous perspiration due to deficiency of vital energy;threatened abortion.
Dosage:Oral taken as decoction,6 ~ 12g; or into cream paste,into pills, powder.
Safety and Toxicity:
Acute Toxicity:Mice intraperitoneal injection decoction median lethal dose(LD50) is 13.3 ± 0.7g/kg. Anesthetized dogs,intravenous decoction 0.25g/kg,most cases showed drastic blood pressure decline, the average result decreased to 52.8% of the original level,did not recover in 3-4 hours.
- 1.Bai Shu or Atractylodis Macrocephalae,a Miracle herb for deficiency and wind-cold-dampness arthralgia.
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