Atractylodes lancea Rhizome(Cang Zhu) and Rhizoma Atractylodes Macrocephalae (Bai Zhu)
- Botanical Information of Atractylodes lancea Rhizome(Cang Zhu) and Rhizoma Atractylodes Macrocephalae (Bai Zhu).
- Botanical Introduction of Atractylodes lancea.
- Properties of Atractylodes lancea Rhizome(Cang Zhu).
- Phytochemicals and Constituents of Atractylodes Rhizome.
- Common Effects of Atractylodes lancea Rhizome(Cang Zhu) and Rhizoma Atractylodes Macrocephalae (Bai Zhu).
- Applications of Atractylodes lancea Rhizome(Cang Zhu).
- Indications and Pharmacology:Atractylodes lancea Rhizome(Cang Zhu).
- Indications and Pharmacology:Rhizoma Atractylodes Macrocephalae(Bai Zhu).
- Administration and Suggestions of Atractylodes lancea Rhizome(Cang Zhu).
- Research Update:Atractylodes lancea Rhizome(Cang Zhu) and Rhizoma Atractylodes Macrocephalae (Bai Zhu).
Applications and Properties:
Anti-thrombotic and anticoagulant effects.
Effect on blood sugar.
Effect on the inhibiting of CNS.
Effects on smooth muscles.
Promoting stomach functions.
Effects on diarrhea due to spleen deficiency.
Drying dampness and strengthening the spleen,
Expelling wind and clearing away cold,
Expelling wind-damp(eliminating wind and dampness),
Both baizhu and cangzhu strengthen the spleen and eliminate dampness.The former is sweet, bitter, and mild, and acts mainly to nourish the spleen and check perspiration;the latter is acrid,bitter,dry,and strong and acts mainly to dry dampness and induce perspiration.Therefore,baizhu is often used for spleen deficiency or deficiency of the defensive qi with spontaneous sweating, while cangzhu is usually applied for excess syndromes with dampness retained in the middle burner or exterior syndromes complicated by dampness.
The herb Rhizoma Atractylodis(Cang Shu) taste hot(pungent) bitter,nature warm.Enter into spleen,stomach and liver meridians.
In the TCM system,the herb Rhizoma Atractylodis(Cang Shu) is indicated for abdominal fullness and distention,abdominal distension and mass in gallbladder,anorexia or poor appetite,diarrhoea(loose bowels),vomiting and diarrhea,edema(hydroncus,oedema,dropsy),damp-edema,beriberi,phlegm and retained fluid,exterior syndrome with dampness,leg atrophy and flaccidity,rheumatism pain,wind-cold type of common cold,nyctalopia(night blindness),spleen and stomach being stranded by dampness,lassitude and addicted to lying,head and body heavy pain,warm impediment,limb ache pain heavy,Wei syndrome(flaccid paralysis),nyctalopia(night blindness).
At Europe,the herb Southern Tsangshu(Cang-Zhu,Atractylodes lancea) is indicated in folk medicine for diarrhea,feelings of fullness in the lower abdomen,lack of strenth including atrophy,rheumatic pain,colds,and night blindness,etc.
Dosage:Suggested Dosage of the herb internal as decoction 3~9 grams,or into pellets or powder.
Safety and Toxicity:
Toxicity of Swordlike Atractylodes Rhizome (Cang Zhu):Smoking mice and rats with an incense made from Cang Zhu and argyi leaves for 0.5-2 hours does not lead to abnormal outward appearances or pathologic changes. No adverse effects are experienced by any of 4000+ healthy people who have slept for 30 consecutive days in rooms where a coil of incense made from Cang Zhu and argyi leaves is burned throughout the night.
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