LATIN NAME: Atractylodes Macrocephala
CHINESE NAME: Bai Zhu
ACTIONS: Atractylodes Macrocephala provides anti-inflammatory, antibacterial, hepatoprotective, anti-tumour, pain reliever, hypoglycemic, tonic effects.
BOTANICAL INFORMATION: Atractylodes Macrocephala is a perennial herbaceous plant 30-50 cm high with a thickened fleshy tuberous rhizome. Leaves are alternate, petiolate, dissected into 3 lanceolate segments, upper ones are lanceolate, entire; at the edge are serrate-dentate. Inflorescences are single baskets. Flowers are small, tubular, white in the lower part and light purple in the upper part. Fruit is seed, almost spherical.
PARTS USED: Traditional medicine uses all parts of this plant (rhizome, root, inflorescence, leaves, seeds).
CHEMICAL COMPOSITION: All of the plant parts have a unique and rich chemical composition, which causes a favorable broad spectrum of action on the body. Stems and leaves contain ascorbic acid, vitamins P, B, various organic acids. Atractylodes Macrocephala root contains carbohydrates, sucrose, coumarins, copper, potassium, magnesium, iron, and more.
- dries dampness
- promotes urination
- tonifies the spleen
- stabilizes pregnancy and calms the fetus
- effectively relieves fatigue
- is effective in chronic periodic pain in the abdomen, colic
- thanks to a complex of polysaccharides, helps reduce blood glucose levels
- promotes water and metabolism
- triggers oxidation and rapid death processes in tumor cells, protecting the digestive tract from tumor processes
- normalizes intestinal motor function
- stabilizes the exterior
- stops sweating
- resolves phlegm
- prevents the development of gastritis, peptic ulcer of the stomach and duodenum
- protects hepatocytes from excessive exposure to negative factors, prevents their mutation and promotes liver regeneration
INDICATIONS FOR USE:
Atractylodes Macrocephala is considered to be a good remedy when having
- water and dampness accumulation
- poor appetite
- loose stools
- shortness of breath
- reduced urination
- restless fetus disorder
- spontaneous sweating
- sallow complexion
- fetus lack of nutrition
- distention in the epigastric region and abdomen
- threat of miscarriage
SPECIAL WARNINGS: Atractylodes Macrocephala is contraindicated when having a feeling of oppression or distension, yin deficiency, extreme thirst, qi stagnation.
DRUG INTERACTIONS: The plant interacts with omeprazole, anticoagulants, diuretics.
This medicinal plant has a beneficial, fortifying effect on women's health. Atractylodes tincture is also successfully used to treat pulmonary tuberculosis and dry cough.
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