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Bai Zhu

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Bai Zhu
Atractylodes macrocephala

Uses: Medicinal  .  20 seeds

Duration: Perennial (hardy in zones 5-8)
When to Sow: Spring/Late Summer/Early Fall Ease of Germination: Easy
Chinese medicinal herb noted for strengthening the spleen and building chi energy. Rhizomes are used to treat diarrhea, fatigue, lack of appetite and vomiting related to deficiencies of spleen or stomach. Animal studies suggest it strengthens endurance. Also used as a diuretic and to reduce excessive sweating. Purple flowers; grows up to 60cm/2 ft high.
  • Tonifies the Spleen and Supplements the Qi
    For deficiency in the Middle Jiao (Spleen and Stomach) with symptoms such as loose stools, diarrhea, fatigue, shortness of breath, sallow complexion, and lowered appetite.
  • Dries Dampness, Moves and Transforms Water Accumulation
    For Edema caused by Spleen Qi Deficiency where the Spleen fails to transform and transport water and dampness accumulates.
  • Strengthens the Wei Qi and Stops Sweating
    For spontaneous sweating caused by Qi Deficiency.
  • Stabilizes Pregnancy and Calms the Fetus
    For Restless Fetus Syndrome caused by lack of nutrition to the fetus caused by Spleen Qi Deficiency.