Name: Black Atractylodes (蒼朮)
Pinyin: Cang Zhu
Pharm. Name: Rhizoma Atractylodis
Acrid, Bitter, Aromatic
Dispel wind-damp, remove dampness for harmonizing stomach
Spleen, Stomach, Heart
The rhizome of the plant “Atractylodes “Lancea. This essential herb can dispel damp-turbidity by drying dampness with a bitter-warm sensation, harmonizing the spleen-stomach by invigorating the spleen with pungent-fragrants. It is most suitable for the dysfunction of spleen in transformation and transportation due to damp obstruction of middle energizer manifested as gastric and abdominal distention and fullness, nausea, poor appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, fatigue and white greasy tongue coating.