Cang Zhu

Shop Cang Zhu Forms and Sizes of Bulk Herbs Below

Common Name:
 Atractylodes Black, Black Atcratylodes Root, Swordlike Atractylodes, Chinese Atractylodes Rhizome, Gray Atractylodis, Red Atractylodis
Botanical Name: Rhizoma Atractylodis, Atractylodes Lancea Rhizome
Pin Yin Name: Cang Zhu
Cang Zhu Dosage: Consult your healthcare provider for your correct dose.
Cang Zhu Precautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.  Do not use with loose, watery bowels.

Cang Zhu Benefits & Information

Atractylodes, a member of the Asteraceae family, is a flowering plant originating in Asia.  The rhizomes of the Atractylodes lancea (Black Atractylodes) species of atractylodes are harvested and dried for the Chinese medicinal herb Cang Zhu.  Cang Zhu has been used for thousands of years in traditional Chinese medicine for digestive issues, viral infections, joint health, and digestive concerns.  Cang Zhu is an excellent source of sesquiterpenoids, these compounds contain powerful antioxidant and anti-inflammatory properties.   

The Chinese medicinal herb Cang Zhu is a tonic, expels wind-damp-cold, dries dampness, induces sweating, and alleviates pain.  Studies have found that Cang Zhu benefits night vision, aids with digestive issues, and contains adaptogen effects.  Cang Zhu supports eye and vision health, promotes healthy gastrointestinal function, eases extremity pain, and alleviates body aches.

Cut Cang Zhu can be used to make a tea, decoction, or tincture.  Use Cang Zhu powder to make your own fresh filler-free Cang Zhu capsules.
Cang Zhu Herbal Category:  Herbs That Release the Exterior: Warm, Acrid Herbs that Release the Exterior
Cang Zhu Properties:
  Spicy, Bitter, Warm, Aromatic
Cang Zhu Channels / Medians:  Stomach, Spleen, Liver
Cang Zhu Naturally Occurring Components:  atractylol, sesquiterpenoids, atractylenolide I, atractylenolide II, atractylenolide III, atractylone, atractylodin, stigmasterol, beta-sitosterol, hinesol, β-eudesmol, β-selinene, elemol, 3β-acetoxy-attractylol, Vitamin A, Vitamin B, inulin, essential oils

Herbs That Combine With Cang Zhu

Patchouli     Coix Seed     Nutgrass     Stephania     Bai Zhi     Magnolia Bark


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