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Herb Information
Name: Poria
Biological Name: Poriae cocos

Polyporaceae

Other Names: Poria, hoelen, poria cocos, fu ling, fu ling pi, fu shen
Parts Used: fruiting body, outer peel (fu ling pi)
Remedies For

Diuretic, sedative, lowers blood sugar, tonic.

Clears dampness, tonifies the spleen functions, calms the mind. It is used for edema, mucus, urinary imbalances, diarrhea, palpitations, vertigo, restlessness, anxiety, and insomnia.
The outer peel can be used for clearing edema. Fu shen mushroom is most effective for calming the spirit.

Dosage: 6-15 grams
Safety:

Poria cocos should not be used when there is frequent, copious urination associated with deficiency and coldness.

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