Atractylodes Alba ( 白术 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
Most often used in formulas to treat symptoms of edema with decreased urination,
spontaneous sweating, diarrhea, fatigue, poor appetite, and sometimes vomiting
(TCM: for deficiency conditions causing poor metabolism of moisture in body);
and has been used in formulas to prevent miscarriage (TCM: due to Spleen
Usages and Functions
Tonifies Spleen and benefits Qi; strengthens Spleen and dries dampness;
stabilizes exterior and stops sweating.
Formulas Used In
Agastache; Angelica; Bupleurum and Tang Gui; Ginseng and Astragalus; Ginseng
and Atractylodes; Ginseng and Longan; Ginseng and Tang Gui Ten; Hoelen Five;
Major Four Herbs; Major Six Herbs; Stephania and Astragalus; Tang Gui and
Ginseng Eight; Tang Gui and Indigo.
Do not use where there is Yin deficiency with Heat and thirst.
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