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Fu Ling (Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China Root, Poria, Hoelen)

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Neutral Fu Ling (Scierotium Poriae Cocos)
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Scierotium Poriae Cocos
Tone Marks:
fú líng
Alt Names:
Yun Ling, Bai Fu Ling, Fang Ling Kuai


  • 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.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • Copious and frequent urination due to deficient cold.

Herb-Drug Interactions

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Toxicity and Overdose

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  • 10-15 grams in decoction (Chen)

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