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Introduction To Poria (fu ling)  









Poria (fu ling)



Properties: Poria is sweet and tasteless in flavour, neutral in nature, and it acts on the heart, spleen and kidney channels. Being tasteless for inducing diuresis to alleviate edema, sweet for tonifying the heart and spleen, and neutral for inducing diuresis without impairing vital Qi, and for tonifying without drastic allects, it is used reinforcing and purging, as important herb for edema, phlegm retention, diarrhea and other syndromes caused by deficiency of spleen and retention of dampness. In addition, it also has the effects of invigorating the spleen and tranqilizing.

Effects: Inducing diuresis, excreting dampness, invigorating the spleen and tranquilizing.


1. Poria is often used in combination with white atractylodes rhizome, cinnamom twig, umbellate pore-fungus and other for inducing diuresis and alleviating edema, such as Wuling Powder, to treat retention of dampness, edema, dysuria due to insufficiency of the spleen; and with cinnamom twig, white atractylodes rhizome, liquorice to benefit Qi, support Yang and eliminate phlegm, to treat excessive dampness due to insufficiency of the spleen, and dizziness and palpitation due to phlegm retention.

2. To treat anorexia, pathologic leanness and loose stool due to weakness of the spleen and stomach, poria is often used in combination with white atractylodes rhizome, Dangshen and liquorice to benefit Qi and invigorate the spleen, such as Sijunzi Decoction.

3. To treat palpitation, uneasiness, insomnia and amnesia caused by Qi and blood insufficiency and loss of vitality, poria is often used in combination with ginseng, Chinese angelica root, wild jujube seed, longan pulp and other drugs for supplementing Qi and blood, nourishing the heart and tranquilizing the mind, such as Guipi Decoction, Anshen Dingzhi Pill, etc.

Dosage and Administration: 10-15g. When used for tranquilizing, poria can be mixed with cinnabar, known as Zhufuling.




For the convenience of customers, we offer the Poria (fu ling) as the quick-dissolving granule made through modern technology.




Every sachet is equivalent to raw herb 10 grams.


The dosage is for adults, one sachet each time, twice a day. Please put the granule into a cup, then put 50-100ml boiling water into the cup and stir it with spoon. You will get some tea, drink it when it is luke-warm. For children, the dosage should be reduced according to the weight.


Air ship 50 sachets of Poria (fu ling) in the form of quick-dissolving granule for your personal use now at $98.00.

If you would like to order this raw herb, please go to the order form.


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