Origin: Dried rhizome of Atractylodes Chinensis
Also Known As:
Black atractylodes rhizome
Overview: Atractylodes chinensis is the dried root of the cang zhu plant native to China. It is used in traditional Chinese medicine and is described as a spicy, pungent, bitter, wam, and aromatic.
It is commonly used for indigestion, stomachache, bloating, fluid retention, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss due to cancer, allergies to dust mites, and joint pain (rheumatism). It is also thought to be effective for treating lung cancer and complications of dialysis and cleaning the blood when the kidneys have failed.
Common Dosage: 1.32 grams per day