Name: Poriae cocos
Names: Poria, hoelen, poria cocos, fu ling, fu ling pi, fu shen
Used: fruiting body, outer peel (fu ling pi)
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.
Poria cocos should not be used when there is frequent, copious urination associated with deficiency and coldness.
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