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Cang Zhu Herb Uses, Benefits, Cures, Side Effects, Nutrients

General Name
Atractylodes Lancea
Glycemic Index / Load
Atractylodes Lancea
Botanical Name
Atractylodes Lancea
Chinese Name
Cang Zhu

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Side Effects, Risk Factors of, and Cautions for Cang Zhu

It can cause Nausea, Dry Mouth.
Avoid in case you are suffering from excessive sweating.

Drug Interaction :
If you are taking Atractylodes Lancea then do not take Antidiabetic medications. This interaction can take blood sugar levels below the normal range.
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Atractylodes is a plant.
It is perennial.
It grows in a humid climate.
It grows up to 60 Cm.
Best used for Stomach Diseases, Spleen Disorders.

In TCM :
Rhizome of Atractylodes : Cang Zhu
Prepared Rhizome of Atractylodes : Zhi Cang Zhu
Meridians associated : Spleen and Stomach

Note: Atractylodis Rhizoma and Phellodendron Amurense are best used for treating Gout. Any other herb or remedy may only serve as a diuretic.


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Materia Medica for Cang Zhu

Atractylodes Lancea General

Atractylodes Lancea is a very good energy tonic.
It strengthens the Digestion and Assimilation of food. It moves moisture through the body and improves Digestive efficiency.
Atractylodes Lancea treats improper Digestion and problems associated with it, like Distention in the Abdomen, Loose Stools, Diarrhea and may result in Nausea.
It helps overcome reduced Appetite, lack of energy and spontaneous Sweating.
It also builds powerful muscle and provide physical endurance.
It helps to stimulate the Appetite.
In pregnant women, it protects the Foetus and provides strength to the mother. It helps Pregnant women to stay strong, energetic and soothes the fetus.
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Herbal Treatment For Leprosy 1

Prepare a decocotion of Cockelburr Fruit and Atractylodes Rhizome. Drink half a cup for 2-3 days.
Caution: Do not use after 3 days.
Over dosage may lead to toxicity.

Herbal Treatment For Chills 1

Prepare a decoction of Atractylodes Rhizome, Siler Root, Blue Poppy flowers. Take half cup in the morning and half cup in the evening.

Herbal Treatment For Fever 2

Prepare a decoction of Atractylodes Rhizome, Siler Root, Blue Poppy flowers. Use it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Headache 1

Prepare a decoction of Atractylodes Rhizome, Siler Root, Blue Poppy flowers. Use it twice a day.

Herbal Treatment For Indigestion 22

Take 3 parts of both Asafoedita ( Hing in India ) and Atractylodes and 2 teaspoons of Cumin Seed ( Jira in India ), Caraway Seed ( Shahi Jeera in India ), Long Pepper ( Pippali in India ), Black Pepper ( Kali Mirch in India ), Ginger ( Adrak in India ), Dandelion ( Dudal in India ), Slippery Elm, Green Citrus Peel and Rock Salt ( Sendha Namak in India ).
Grind all these together and make a fine powder.
Take One tablespoon after meals.
It improves digestion and relieves gas.

Herbal Treatment For Curing Spleen Diseases

Following herbs, in conjunction are beneficial for Spleen nourishment and cure Spleen Disorders, if any. Even if you do not suffer from any disease, it is recommended that you take the combination for 15 days every year. This acts as a tonic for Spleen.

Atractylodes Rhizome
Dong Quai
Indian Gooseberry
White Peony
Common Marshmallow

You may buy the formula, containing the above mentioned Herbs. Capsule form, is readily available. Consume one capsule everyday , for 15 days.
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Meg ( Oregon/USA )
15 Aug 2017
I would like to buy this root... how?
Dr. M. Hossain
01 Dec 2020
Atrctylodes root buy online
Riyazkhan Pathan ( Gujarat )
10 Jun 2018
How it works for Gout ? Is it lowdown uric acid in the body ? or it just have antiinflammatory , anti spasmodic property, Kindly clarify.

Riyazkhan Pathan
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