Dried Atractylodes (Cang Zhu) is an aromatic herb found throughout Asia, especially China. The rhizome is used medicinally as it is comprised of essential oils, including hinesol, elemol, atractylodin, selinene and furaldehyde. It is predominantly used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM).
The main active ingredients of Dried Atractylodes (Cang Zhu) are essential oils, which comprise approximately 5% of the dried rhizome. Scientific reports indicate that Dried Atractylodes (Cang Zhu) is effective in treating pruritis, urticaria, dermatitis and eczema.
Dried Atractylodes (Cang Zhu) can also be available as a tea, tincture, extract or powder.
Benefits may include:
- May help with indigestion, stomach ache and bloating
- Can help retention of fluids
- May assist with loss of appetite
- Can help with weight loss
- May assist with allergies
- Can help with joint pain
- May help treat diarrhoea
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