Black Atractylodis Rhizome （CangZhu）
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Strongly dries Dampness and tonifies the Spleen；
Induces sweating and expels Wind-Dampness；
Clears Dampness from the Lower Jiao；
Dampness Obstructing the Middle Jiao and blocking transformative and transportive functions of the Spleen with anorexia, diarrhea, epigastric distention and pressure, fatigue, nausea and vomiting and a thick, greasy tongue coat；
Wind-Cold Dampness and Wind-Dampness with chills and fever, headache, body aches and nasal congestion；
Painful extremities due to Wind-Damp Bi；
Damp-Heat Pouring Downward with Leg Qi, some forms of atrophy disorders, vaginal discharge, swollen, sore joints；
Night blindness and diminished vision with a rough sensation in the eyes
Contraindicated in excessive sweat due to Qi Deficiency.
Contraindicated in Yin Deficiency with Interior Heat with dry clumped stools.
Caution with loose, watery stools.
Older sources say do not mix with peach, watermelon, honeydew melon or pheasant meat.
This herb may be an inhibitor of H+,K+-ATPase and may enhance the inhibitory effect of omeprazole on H+,K+-ATPase.
Use Cang Zhu with caution with insulin, sulfonylureas and other antidiabetics such as tolbutamide (Orinase), glipizide (Glucotrol) and glyburide (DiaBeta/Micronase).
Concurrent use with diuretics such as chlorothiazide, hydrochlorothiazide, furmoside (Lasix), bumetinide (Bumex) and torsemide (Demadex) may lead to increased elimination of water and/or electrolytes.