February 14, 2016


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How does Atractylodes work?

Chemicals in atractylodes might improve function of the digestive tract and reduce inflammation.

Are there safety concerns?

There isn't enough information to know if atractylodes might be safe. It can cause allergic reactions in people who are allergic to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and other related herbs.

Taking a isolated chemical found in atractylodes rhizome called atractylenolide can also cause nausea, dry mouth, and leave a bad taste in the mouth.

Do not take atractylodes if:
  • You are pregnant or breast-feeding.
  • You are allergic to ragweed, marigolds, daisies, and other related herbs.

Dosing considerations for Atractylodes.

The appropriate dose of atractylodes depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for atractylodes. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.

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