Fu Shen (Poria Spirit)

Fu Shen (Poria Spirit)

Herb 15 of 28 in Herbs that Regulate Water and Drain Dampness

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
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Chinese Herb Actions

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

Chinese Herb Contraindications & 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.

Chinese Herb Toxicity & Overdose

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

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

Chinese Herb Notes

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

This Herb Appears in the Following Formulas:

References Used

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