Atractylodes (black) – Cang Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis)

cangzhuSource: Cang Zhu – the rhizome of Atractylodes lagncea (Thunb.) DC. or A.chinensis (DC.) koidz., family compositae.

Function: Cang Zhu eliminates dampness and invigorates the spleen. Also expels wind, damp & cold.

Application: Cang Zhu regulates the function of stomach and intestines. It is used for distention and pain in the abdomen, poor appetite, nausea and vomiting. It can also help joint pain that is due to rheumatoid arthritis. It is suitable for thick vagianal discharge, damp ulcers and eczema etc.