Fu Ling – Poria skin

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Fu Ling

Poriae cocos cortex

 

Also Known As:
Fu Ling, FuShen, Hoelen, Indian Bread, Matsuhodo, Polyporus, Poria, Tuckahoe.
Wolfiporia cocos, synonym Poria cocos.
Family: Polyporaceae.

 

 

 

Fu Ling                    Properties: SWEET, BLAND - NEUTRAL              Dosage: 9 - 15g

Fungus Nucleus                Meridian: HEART, SPLEEN, LUNG     

 

- promotes urination , drains damp 

                            -strengthen spleen, harmonize middle Jiao

                            -quiet’s heart and calms spirit

 

 

Also Used For:

Traditionally, Fu Ling / Poria mushroom filaments have been used for amnesia, anxiety, restlessness, fatigue, tension, nervousness, dizziness, dysuria and urination problems, edema, insomnia, splenitis, stomach problems, diarrhea, tumors, and as an antitussive. In herbal combinations, poria filaments have been used as a component of various herbal combinations for treating diarrhea, chronic glomerulonephritis, tinnitus, and for decreasing upper gastrointestinal tract bleeding.

 

 

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Reference:

Benskey & Gamble 1986, Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica, Seattle Washington, Eastland

 

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