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Scientific classification
Kingdom: Plantae
(unranked): Angiosperms
(unranked): Eudicots
(unranked): Asterids
Order: Asterales
Family: Asteraceae
Tribe: Cynareae
Genus: Atractylodes

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Atractylodes is a genus in the plant family Asteraceae.

Medicinal uses

Atractylodes macrocephala Koidz., medicinally known as Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae (Chinese: 白朮), is an herb used in traditional Chinese medicine.

  • It lowers blood glucose levels by increasing the glucose assimilation
  • It has a strong and prolonged urinary effect: sustainable to up to 8 hours two- to six-fold increase of urinary output.
  • Improves body endurance.


  • Atractylodes carlinoides
  • Atractylodes chinensis
  • Atractylodes comosa
  • Atractylodes cuneata
  • Atractylodes erosodentata
  • Atractylodes japonica O'ke'ra in Japan (Japanese: オケラ (植物))
  • Atractylodes koreana
  • Atractylodes macrocephala
  • Atractylodes ovata
  • Atractylodes rubra

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Up to date as of January 23, 2010

From Wikispecies


Classification System: APG II (down to family level)

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Cladus: Eukaryota
Regnum: Plantae
Cladus: Angiospermae
Cladus: Eudicots
Cladus: core eudicots
Cladus: Asterids
Cladus: Euasterids II
Ordo: Asterales
Familia: Asteraceae
Subfamilia: Cichorioideae
Tribus: Cardueae
Subtribus: Carlininae
Genus: Atractylodes
Species: A. japonica - A. lancea - A. macrocephala


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