Atractylodes is a plant. People use the root to make medicine.
- Atractylodes is used for indigestion, stomachache, bloating, fluid retention, diarrhea, loss of appetite, weight loss due to cancer, allergies to dust mites, and joint pain(rheumatism).
- Atractylodes is used with other herbs in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for treating lung cancer (ninjin-yoei-to) and complications of dialysis, a mechanical method for “cleaning the blood” when the kidneys have failed (shenling baizhu san).
- Atractylodes is a well-known herb in Chinese medicine that improves digestive health and energy levels.
- It strengthens digestion and metabolism and can be used for weight loss when digestive weakness is causing weight gain.
- It is used for cases where fatigue, lack of appetite, vomiting, diarrhea, or spontaneous sweating in weakened individuals is present.
- It is sometimes taken during pregnancy with other herbs to alleviate morning sickness. Atractylodes promotes urination and can reduce edema (swelling due to accumulation of fluid in organs and tissues of the body).
- It is used in formulations for some types of arthritic pain.
- Atractylenolide, a chemical found in atractylodes, seems to be safe when taken in appropriate amounts (1.32 grams daily) for a short period of time (up to seven weeks). It can cause nausea, dry mouth, and leave a bad taste in the mouth. There isn’t enough information to know if other atractylodes products are safe.
- Special Precautions & Warnings:
- Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of atractylodes during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
- Allergy to ragweed and related plants: Atractylodes may cause an allergic reaction in people who are sensitive to the Asteraceae/Compositae family. Members of this family include ragweed, chrysanthemums, marigolds, daisies, and many others. If you have allergies, be sure to check with your healthcareprovider before taking atractylodes.
We currently have no information for atractylodes Interactions. Please consult with your doctor.
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