Baizhu

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Tonify Qi
01-TQ-04

Renshen / Dangshen / Huangqi / Baizhu / Gancao / Shanyao

Rh Atractylodis Macrocephalae/ Baizhu


CHINESE: BAIZHU
LATIN: Rh Atractylodis Macrocephalae
ENGLISH: Atractylodis
TRIVIAL: Atractylodis

CATEGORY: Tonify Qi
Properties: Bitter, sweet. Warm
Channels: Sp, St


ACTIONS
Tonifies Sp and augments Qi. Strengthens Sp and dries Dampness (50%-50%). Central herb of the Sp, i.e. for deficiency- and excess-patterns. Stabilizes exterior, stops sweating. Aromatic smell reduces the Damp. Strengthens Sp and calms the fetus.


INDICATIONS
Sp and St xu: diarrhea, fatigue, reduced appetite, vomiting. Digestive disorders: Sp Yang fails to rise and to transform causing accumulation of Damp. Spontaneous sweating due to Qi xu. Auxillary herb for Damp painful obstruction (Damp Bi-syndromes).


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Yin xu with Heat signs. Injured fluids


FORMULAS
Ba Zhen Tang
Ba Zhen Yi Mu Tang
Bu Zhong Yi Qi Tang
Gui Pi Tang
Liu Jun Zi Tang
Shi Quan Da Bu Tang

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