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❡ Poria Cocos


❡ Use in Traditional Herbalism
In herbal medicine, It covers meridians of heart, lung, spleen, and kidney.
Its key functions are percolating dampness and disinhibiting water, strengthening
the spleen and stomach, and tranquilizing heart and soothe the nerves.
Vital poria uses and indications include difficult urination, edema-induced swelling,
choking cough caused by phlegm and retained fluid, vomiting, reduced appetite
due to spleen deficiency, diarrhea, palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, forgetfulness,
and nocturnal emission, gonorrhea

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Poria, also called Fu Ling, is a famous home-grown bulk Chinese herb, which has been used medicinally for about 2,000 years. Owing to its wide range of medical uses and neutral nature, it is honored as dampness-eliminating panacea and one out of Eight Treasures. As a result, this herb is commonly used in not only many clinical formulas but also the production of numerous Chinese patent medicines. What’s more, thanks to its amazing health benefits, it was once used to make a variety of delicacies and snacks for the enjoyment of all members of the royal family.

What is poria?

Also known as Wolfiporia cocos(Schw.) Ryv.& Gibn in Latin name, poria herb refers to the sclerotium poriae cocos, which is the dried sclerotia of Poria cocos (Schw.) Wolf, a fungus in the family Polyporaceae. This herb has a few other common names, such as Indian buead, China root, Fu Ling Pi, tuckahoe, Fu Shen, hoelen, and so on. As a matter of fact, this is a white fungus on wood, in particular on the roots of Japanese red pine and masson pine in the Pinaceae family. Today it is wild or cultivated, mainly produced in Yunnan, Anhui, Hubei, Henan, Sichuan and other places in China. The species that grow in Yunnan, called “Yun Ling”, is better in quality. Us

The common form of poria fungus is its sclerotium, most of which are in the shape of irregular chunk, sphere, compressiform, oblong, or oval. They are in different sizes, usually less than 10cm in the smaller ones and 20cm to 30cm, even larger, in bigger ones. Skin is grayish brown or dark brown, in the shape of shrinking tumor, white with slightly pin inside, and composed of numerous hyphae. Fruiting body looks like mushroom, 0.5 to 2mm in diameter. It has a special odor.

Main chemical constituents of poria sclerotium are triterpenoids, polysaccharide, ergosterol, caprylic acid, undecanoic acid, lauric acid, dodecenoic acid, palmitic acid, dodecanoate, caprylate, and other elements. Triterpenoids mainly include pachymic acid, tumulosic acid, 3β-hydroxylanosta-7.9(11), 24-TCMLIBien-21-oic acid, pachymic acid methyl ester, tumulosic acid methyl ester, polypenic acid C methyl ester, and so on. And polysaccharide mainly includes pachyman, Pachymaran, and gluan H11.

Additional

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Country of origin Korea
Health Benefits blood sugar controller, calmness, diarrhea, diuretic, insomnia
Ingredients Poria cocos 100%
Directions Wash 20g of herbs on running water; boil for over 2 hours depending on symptom in 2L of water
Storage Temperature room temperature
Product Package Herb root, Paper sealed bag
Good herbal formulation No

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Health

Poria Cocos Benefits

Poria cocos fungus has long been used medicinally in China, especially in the southern regions. Since ancient times people there are accustomed to grind it into powder as medicine or for health care by consuming it on daily basis. However, then very few family could afford it due to the expensive production cost. Fortunately it is a different story now. Actually this herb is so economical and practical that everyone is entitled its health benefits.

Modern pharmacological actions

1. Diuretic effect. Experiments showed that poria mushroom alone had no diuretic effect at all. However, when used in formula of Wu Ling San, it showed significant diuresis in dogs by intravenous injection and healthy people and rabbit by oral decoction. And increased excretion of sodium, potassium, chloride was found in dogs. But it was reported that the main diuretic herbs in this formula are Gui Zhi (Cinnamon Twig), Ze Xie (Water Plantain Root), and Bai Zhu (Atractylodes);
2. Antibacterial effect. Experiment in vitro found no bacteriostatic action. Poria extract by ethanol instead of water can kill leptospira in vitro;
3. Effects on the digestive system. This herb can directly relax the isolated rabbit intestine, prevent pylorus ligation-induced gastric ulcer in rats, and reduce stomach acid;
4. Other effects. It can lower blood sugar. Its tincture and infusion can inhibit the isolated toad heart. Poria cocos extract by ether or ethanol can strengthen cardiac contractility. But it showed no antiemetic effect to digitalis induced vomiting.

Proven poria fungus related Chinese herbal remedies

Tradition Chinese medicine (TCM) believes that this herb is sweet and tasteless in flavor and neutral in properties. It covers meridians of heart, lung, spleen, and kidney. Its key functions are percolating dampness and disinhibiting water, strengthening the spleen and stomach, and tranquilizing heart and soothe the nerves. Vital poria uses and indications include difficult urination, edema-induced swelling, choking cough caused by phlegm and retained fluid, vomiting, reduced appetite due to spleen deficiency, diarrhea, palpitations, anxiety, insomnia, forgetfulness, and nocturnal emission, gonorrhea, and so on. Recommended dosage is from 10 to 15 grams in decoction.

How To

Rinse the herbs with cold running water; then soak it for 30min. Water : Herbs (3L : 100g)
Bring to a boil, lower the hear and simmer for a further 2hours.
Keep refridgerated and take 1cup 3times daily.(hot or cold)

Advice to consumers
Some individuals may have adverse reactions to certain plants, herbs, and other natural products. 
Just because something is natural does not mean it is safe for everyone. 
On any issue where no specific advice is given to consumers please follow this general advice if you are currently taking the product:

you are advised to discontinue use and consult your pharmacist or herbal medical doctor. 
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you should continue to take any medication prescribed by your doctor.

FAQ

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A: Generally you boil 20g of tea/herb with 2L. of water. The ratio does not matter. However, it is recommended that you control the
saturation of the tea (how strong it is) depending on your personal
preference and body condition.

A: It depends on the tea/herb.
For leaves: boil for 15~20 min.
For hard fruits, roots, and stems: If you soak the tea/herb in water
for 1~2 hours before boiling, you can save time in boiling, and also
get a deeper flavor than without soaking.

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and it is recommended that you boil 1~2 pieces of liquorice root along with the tea/herb to remove the toxin.

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