Cang Zhu (Certified Organic)

Cang Zhu (Certified Organic)

Cang Zhu (Certified Organic)

SKU NHB134-O
Brand NuHerbs
Unit Size 1 pound
Dosage 3-9 grams in decoction - Bensky
Potency 1:1
Taste acrid, bitter - Bensky
Properties Warm - Bensky
Contraindications Contraindicated for internal heat from yin deficiency or where there is profuse sweating from deficiency in the exterior. - Bensky
Chinese Symptomology Reduced appetite, diarrhea, epigastric distention and pressure, fatigue, nausea and vomiting: Chills, fever, headache, bodyaches, nasal congestion; Vaginal discharge, swollen and sore joints: Night Blindness, diminished vision, rough sensation in the eyes - Bensky
Actions Dries dampness, induces sweating, strengthens the Spleen and Stomach, treats atrophy disorders from damp-heat in the lower burner, helps the vision.
Pattern Dampness obstructing the middle burner and blocking the transportive and transformative function of the Spleen; Wind-dampness; Wind-cold-dampness; Damp-heat pouring downward - Bensky
Channels Entered Spleen, Stomach - Bensky
Tongue Thick, greasy tongue coating - Bensky
Chinese name Cang Zhu
English name atractylodes rhizome
 
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Description

Excerpted from Bensk:  Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, 3rd ed.

  • Strongly dries dampness and strengthens the Spleen:  for dampness obstructing the middle burner and blocking the transportive and transformative functions of the Spleen.  Symptoms include reduced appetite, diarrhea, epigastric distention and pressure, fatigue, nausea and vomiting, and a thick, greasy tongue coating.*
  • Induces sweating and dispels wind-dampness:  for exterior conditions due to wind-cold-dampness as well as wind-dampness.  Symptoms include chills, fever, hadache, body aches, and nasal congestion.*
  • Clears dampness from the lower burner:  for damp-heat pouring downward (as in leg qi and some forms of atrophy disorders), vaginal discharge, and swollen, sore joints.  Although this herb is warm, it is very effectve for drying dampness; when combined with herbs that clear heat, it is used for damp-heat disorders.*
  • Improves the vision:  for night blindness or diminished vision with a rough sensation in the eyes.*
Ingredients

Cang Zhu - Atractylodis Rhizoma (Certified Organic)

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