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Fu Ling Pi (Poria Skin)

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Neutral Fu Ling Pi (Sclerotii Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Sclerotii Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯苓皮
Tone Marks:
fú líng pí

Actions

  • Promote Urination and Reduce Edema
    It is for urinary difficulties and it is better for skin edema than Fu Ling. Also for abdominal distension by facilitating the water pathways.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Use with caution in cases of Yin deficiency or spermatorrhea

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • None noted but this herb has a diuretic effect and care should be used when taken with other diuretics

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None noted, but allergic reaction to Fu Ling have been noted with symptoms including itching, rashes, vertigo, nausea, and achy extremities.

Dosage

  • 10-15 grams in decoction 12
  • 15-30 grams in decoction 13

Notes

  • Fu Ling Pi is less tonifying than Fu Ling but has a stronger diuretic effect without draining the Qi.

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: