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Chinese Name Fuling
Latin Poria
English Name Indian Bread
Key Characteristics Herb that drains dampness and subsides swelling.
Source

Dried sclerotium of the fungus, Poria cocos (Schw.) Wolf (Fam. Polyporaceae)

Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered

Sweet, bland, neutral.  Heart, Lung, Spleen, Kidney

Actions

To induce excretion of urine, invigorate the spleen function, and calm the mind

Indications

Edema with oliguria, dizziness and palpitation caused by retained phlegm and morbid fluid, diminished function of the spleen, marked by anorexia, loose stools or diarrhea, restlessness and insomnia, in addition, used for postpartum urine retention, hepatitis and tumor

Precaution Use with caution in those with cold from deficiency and spermatorrhea
Chemical Composition

It mainly containsβ-pachyman, in addition, it also contains histidine, ergosterol,etc.

   
   



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