Bai Zhu - Tonify Qi
SP, ST (3-12g)


Bai Zhu - "Can I Buy Zhu Something Mother Earth??" - An Ode to Mother Earth..."

Oh Mother Earth, who augments the qi, Oh Mother Earth who dries the rain, mother earth who harbors us as her fetus. To our mother Earth whose atmosphere stops our water from sweating away and stabilizes the exterior. After 312 years of abuse from the industrial revolution, can we the people of the Earth " Bai Zhu" something to say thank you?

Because we've been careless with global warming we see that the Earth has developed (cc: yin deficiency with heat signs or injured fluids)

English Name: white atractylodes, large-headed atractylodes
Pharmaceutical Name: Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae
Properties: bitter, acrid, warm

  Explanation of Key Words in this story...
Earth who augments the qi Tonifies SP; augments qi
Earth who dries the rain Strengthens SP; dries dampness
stops our water from sweating away.... stabilize the exterior Stabilizes exterior, stops sweating
fetus of earth Strengthens SP; calms fetus
312 (dosage: 3-12g)


      Bai Zhu Actions and Indications
  • Tonifies Spleen; augments qi (diarrhea, fatigue, poor appetite)
  • Strengthens SP; dries dampness (phlegm fluids, edema, reduced urination, painful obstruction)
  • Stabilizes exterior, stops sweating (spontaneous sweating due to qi deficiency)
  • Strengthen SP; calms fetus (restless fetus due to SP deficiency)
  • (cc: yin deficiency with heat signs or injured fluids)
  • (note: compare to cang zhu)
    Alternate Forms of Bai Zhu:
  • Sheng: dries damp
  • Chao: tonifies SP; stops sweating; calms fetus
  • Chao Jiao: stops diarrhea
    Other Notes:
  • Bai Zhu decoction is an immunostimulant that increases the activity of macrophages and reticuloendothelial cells

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