- Largehead Atractylodes Rhizome
- Atractylodis Macrocphalae Rhizoma
|Medicinal Group||Qi-tonifying medicinal|
Dried rhizome of Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz. (Fam. Compositae)
|Nature and Flavors||sweet, bitter; warm|
|Meridian Affinity||Spleen, Stomach|
To invigorate the function of the spleen and replenish qi, eliminate dampness by diursis, arrest excessive perspiration, and prevent mischarriage
Hypofunction of the spleen with loss of appetite, abdominal distension and diarrhea; dizziness and palpitation due to retention of phlegm and fluid; edema; spontaneous sweating; threatened abortion
- Xiaozhang Recipe (consisting of large head atractylodes rhizome) in combination of lamivudine could improve the liver function of chronic viral hepatitis B patients with compensated liver cirrhosis and hepatitis B virus deoxyribonucleic acid, lower their Chinese medicine symptom scores and chronic liver disease questionnaire scores, improve their Child-Pugh classification to some extent.
- Zhou ZH, Li M, Huang LY. (2011). Study of xiaozhang recipe combined with lamivudine in treatment of 84 chronic viral hepatitis B patients with compensated liver cirrhosis. Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. , 31(9):1220-3.