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Bai Zhu (Chao) #1051

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Pin Ying Name: Bai Zhu (Chao)

Chinese Name: 白朮(炒)

English Name: White Atractylodes (Fried)

Latin Name: Atractylodis Macrocephalae, Rhizoma

Herbs that Tonify Qi
Category
Properties
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Bitter
Sweet
Acrid
Warm
Spleen
Stomach
3-15g
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Tonifies the Spleen and augments Qi

  • Spleen and Stomach Deficiency with diarrhea, fatigue, a sallow complexion and lack of appetite
  • Spleen Yang failure to rise

Dries Dampness and promotes water metabolism

  • Spleen Damp or accumulation of fluids affecting the digestion
  • Edema and reduced urination due to Spleen Deficiency (failure to transform and transport)
  • Tan Yin, masses, swelling
  • Auxiliary for Damp painful obstruction

Stabilizes the Exterior and stops sweating

  • Qi Deficiency with spontaneous sweating (Wei Qi Deficiency)
  • With appropriate herbs, other types of sweating

Calms the fetus

  • Restless fetus disorder due to Spleen Qi Deficiency
  • With appropriate herbs, other types of Restless Fetus Disorder
Contraindications
  • Contraindicated in those with Yin Deficiency with Heat signs.
  • Contraindicated in those with extreme thirst due to injured fluids.
  • Contraindicated in those with Qi Stagnation with feelings of distention and oppression