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Fu Shen (Poria Spirit)

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Neutral Fu Shen (Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos)
Channels:
HT, SP, LU
Properties:
Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Latin:
Scierotium Pararadicis Poriae Cocos
Chinese:
茯神
Tone Marks:
fú shén

Actions

  • Calms the Spirit
    For irritability, palpitations, insomnia, and forgetfulness.
  • Promotes Urination
    This action is mild.

Contraindications and Cautions

  • None Noted

Herb-Drug Interactions

  • None noted, but this herb has a mild diuretic effect and care should be used in patients taking diuretics.

Toxicity and Overdose

  • None noted though allergic reactions to Fu Ling are possible.

Dosage

  • This herb is used mostly for its calming effects on the mind and spirit.

Notes

  • None noted 12
  • 6-15 grams in decoction 13

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas: