Chinese Herbs: Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen), Scierotium Poriae Cocos
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Chinese Herbs: Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen), Scierotium Poriae Cocos

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Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness

Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai
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Chinese Herb Actions

  • Drains Dampness and Reduces Swelling
    For edema of any etiology.
  • Promotes Urination
    For difficult urination and scanty urination due to Damp-Heat.
  • Tonifies Spleen Qi
    For loose stool, lethargy, and low appetite.
  • Transforms Phlegm
    For Spleen deficiency when congested fluids move upward, with symptoms such as dizziness, palpitations, and a thick and greasy tongue coat.

Chinese Herb Contraindications & Cautions

  • Copious and frequent urination due to deficient cold.

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Chinese Herb Dosage

  • 10-15 grams in decoction (Chen)

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: