Atractylodes – Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae)

baizhuSource: Bai Zhu – the Rhizome of Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz, family Compositae.

Function: Bai Zhu invigorates the spleen and benefits qi. Eliminates dampness and promotes urination. Stops sweating and soothes the fetus.

Application: Bai Zhu is used for poor appetite, loose stools, fullness of the abdomen, fatigue or oedema due to deficiency of the spleen.