Poria ( 茯苓 ) ...Chinese Herb...
of Plant Used
Fungus adhering to a specific pine tree
Heart, Spleen, Lungs
This herb is used in formulas to treat fluid and phlegm congestion where
there is poor metabolism-particularly in digestive system-with symptoms of
poor appetite, fatigue, diarrhea, bloating, scanty urine, palpitations, insomnia,
headache, dizziness, and forgetfulness; also use to treat coughs and asthma,
anxiety, and related insomnia.
Usages and Functions
Promotes urination and leaches out dampness; strengthens Spleen and harmonizes
Middle Burner; strengthens Spleen and transforms Phlegm; quiets Heart and
Formulas Used In
Agastache; Anemarrhena, Phellodendron, and Rehmannia; Bupleurum and Dragon
Bone; Bupleurum and Tang Gui; Citrus and Pinellia; Clematis and Stephania;
Eight Immortal Long Life Pill; Ginseng and Atractylodes; Ginseng and Longan;
Ginseng and Tang Gui Ten; Hoelen and Polyporus; Hoelen Five; Major Four Herbs;
Major Six Herbs; Rehmannia and Dogwood Fruit; Rehmannia and Magnetitum; Rehmannia
Eight; Rehmannia Six; Tang Gui and Ginseng Eight; Tu-Huo and Loranthus.
Do not use where there are deficient-cold symptoms or excessive urination.