Alchemica Botanica Cang Zhu

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Rhizoma Atractylodis
Cang Zhu, CO2 extracted Rizoma Atractylodisis (one of the most used Chinese medicinal herbs), is bitter and warm in nature and covers meridians of spleen, stomach, and liver. Its main functions are to dry damp and strengthen spleen, expel pathogenic wind and cold, and improve eyesight. The oil's sharp aroma is used to open and dry nasal passages and to clarify thought and improve mood. And like all Alchemica Botanica essential oils, Cang Zhu is easy to use, fast acting and cost effective.

Common Uses
* To dry Damp and strengthen the spleen. For Damp obstruction in the Middle Jiao (e.g. digestive disturbances)
* For Wind Damp exterior disorders with symptoms such as headaches and body aches, fever, chills, and blocked nasal passages
* Dry Dampness in the Lower Jiao.
* Often combined with the appropriate heat clearing herbs to treat damp heat conditions such as Damp Leg Qi and aching and swollen joints.

Major known chemical constituents: B-eudesmol, hinesol, atractyodin, atractylone

Available in 5ml bottles
Alchemica Botanica was started by Evelyn Robert, L.Ac. It grew out of her deep respect for Chinese medicinal herbs developed over more than 30 years as a TCM practitioner - and chiefly inspired by Daoist Master Dr. Jeffrey Yuen whose teaching on the use of essential oils in TCM has guided practitioners into new dimensions of treatment.

From the beginning Evelyn’s search for reputable extractors in China and testing oils has been a slow but important process. She began visiting large and small extractors, distillers, and perfumers who were enthusiastic and dedicated to producing high quality essential oils from the finest authentic herbs. Her suppliers gradually fell into place – among them a factory/plantation using CO2 extraction in Guangdong Province, a small family-run steam distillery in Jiangxi Province, and a large distillery in southern China focusing on the Chrysanthemum scent.

In the end Evelyn’s persistence paid off. Alchemica Botanica TCM Essential Oils became the first line of essential oils dedicated purely to traditional Chinese herbs and substances, intended for therapeutic use in acupuncture and Chinese medicine in general. It fills a void in currently available essential oils by providing practitioners and their patients with authentic Chinese medicinal herb essences that are easy to use, fast acting and cost effective.
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