- What other names is Atractylodes known by?
- What is Atractylodes?
- How does Atractylodes work?
- Are there safety concerns?
- Dosing considerations for Atractylodes.
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).
Insufficient Evidence to Rate Effectiveness for...
- Loss of appetite. Developing research shows that taking a purified atractylodes ingredient called atractylenolide seems to improve appetite in people who have lost weight due to stomach cancer.
- Joint pain (rheumatism).
- Other conditions.
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