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BAI ZHU

Names for Bai Zhu
Pharmaceutical: Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Botanical: Atractylodes macrocephala Koidzumi (Compositae)
Other names: Sheng Bai Zhu
Description: Largehead Atractylodes Rhizome.

Actions
Tonifies Qi; Strengthens the Spleen; Dries Dampness; Diuretic; Stops sweating; Prevents miscarriage; ...

Origin of bai zhu
Zhejiang, Hubei, Hunan, Jiangxi, Fujian, Anhui.;

Preparation of bai zhu
The drug is collected in winter while the lower leaf of the plant turns yellow and the upper leaf becomes fragile, removed from soil, baked or sunned to dryness, and then removed from fibrous root. The drug can also be simple stir-fried, or processed with terra (stir-fry the slices of Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae with fine powders of Terra Flova Usta until the outer surface ashen, and sift).;

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