Atractylodes Rhizoma (pai chu)

Nature: Warm: sweet and bitter; attributive to spleen and stomach.


 Atractylodes Rhizoma

(pai chu) 白朮

 

 

Nature: Warm: sweet and bitter; attributive to spleen and stomach.

 

Characteristics: The root-like stems of the wild perennial, a superior herb commonly used in Chinese medicine.

 

Therapeutic effects: Invigorate the spleen and benefit vital energy; for poor appetite, loose stools, fatigue, cold limbs; deprive dampness and promote diuresis for edema, night sweat, stagnant water in the stomach; stop vomiting in pregnancy and soothe unstable fetus.