Atractylodes / Bai Zhu
Atractylodes are a powerful hormone balancer, proven to fight inflammation and ease a wide range of menstrual symptoms.
How it heals
In Chinese Medicine, Atractylodes supplements the spleen and tonifies qi. It also dries dampness, promotes water metabolism throughout the body, and stops spontaneous sweating due to qi deficiency.
In Western medicine, Atractylodes has antibacterial, anti-ulcer, diuretic, and metabolic properties. It’s been proven to boost immune function, relieve stress, protect the liver, and regulate blood sugar.
Fun fact: Atractylodes is a member of the sunflower or Asteraceae family. They are named for the star-like structure of the flowering portion of the plant (but we use the root in Chinese medicine).
“Atractylodes is so commonly used and well-regarded that its importance is commonly compared to that of ginseng. It is frequently used for anything from digestion, to stress, to immunity.”
What the research says
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