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CANG ZHU

Names for Cang Zhu
Pharmaceutical: Rhizoma Atractylodis
Botanical: Atractylodes lancea (Thunb.) DC.,Atractylodes chinensis (DC.) Koidz(Compositae)
Other names: Sheng Cang Zhu, Sheng Mao Zhu
Description: Swordlike Atractylodes Rhizome.

Actions
Dries Dampness; Strengthens the Spleen; Expels Wind-Damp; ...

Origin of cang zhu
* Atractylodes lancea (Thunb.) DC.: predominantly: Jiangsu, Hubei, Henan. * Atractylodes chinensis (DC.) Koidz: Inner-Mongolia, Hebei, Shanxi, Liaoning, Heilongjiang.;

Preparation of cang zhu
The rhizomes are collected in spring and autumn (with autumn preferable). They are cleaned, dried in the sun, soaked into water or rice water, and cut into pieces. They are then stir-fried until pale yellow.;

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