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Transform Dampness
11-TD-03

Huoxiang / Houpo / Cangzhu / Sharen

Rh Atractylodis Lancea/ Cangzhu


CHINESE : CANGZHU
LATIN : Rh Atractylodis Lancea
ENGLISH : Gray atractylodis
TRIVIAL : Gray Atractylodis

CATEGORY : Transform Dampness
Properties : Acrid, bitter, warm. Aromatic
Channels : Sp, St


ACTIONS
Strengthens Sp, strongly dries a/o transforms Dampness obstructing Middle Jiao and blocking Transporting and Transforming function (Yun Hua) of the Sp. Clears Dampness in Lower Jiao (Damp-Heat pouring downward). Expels Wind-(Cold)-Damp causing painful obstruction in the extremities. Induces sweating, releases exterior disorders (External Pathogenic Factor Wind-Damp-Cold). Improves vision.


INDICATIONS
Reduced appetite, diarrhea, epigastric distension and pressure, fatigue, nausea, vomiting. Wind-Damp Bi. Vaginal discharge, swollen sore joints. Headache, body aches, absence of sweating and/or oozing Yin sores. Night blindness or reduced visual acuity with a rough sensation in the eyes.


CONTRA-INDICATIONS
Excessive sweating due to Qi xu or Yin xu with Heat.
Caution: loose, watery stools.

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