fu ling


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fu ling

Chinese medicine
A fungus that grows on the roots of various conifers; it is diuretic, sedative and tonic, and used for anorexia, bloating, cardiac arrhythmias, hypertension, indigestion, insomnia and oliguria.

fu ling (fōō lēng),

n Latin names:
Poriae cocos, Sclerotium poriae cocos; part used: fruiting body, outer peel; uses: diuretic, relaxant; decrease blood glucose; improve general health; clear dampness; tonify spleen functions; calm the mind; act as an edema; relieve mucus imbalances; relieve urinary imbalances, diarrhea, palpitations, vertigo, relieve restlessness, anxiety; insomnia; precautions: recurring, profuse urination associated with coldness and deficiency. Also called
Poria, hoelen, poria cocos, fu ling pi, and
fu shen.
References in periodicals archive ?
Chai Hu (Radix Bupleuri) Zhi Qiao (Fructus Aurantii) Dang Gui (Radix Angelicae Sinensis) Bai Shao (Radix Alba Paeoniae) Bai Zhu (Rhizoma Atractylodis Macrocephalae) Ci Ji Li (Fructus Tribuli) Yin Yang Huo (Herba Epimedii) Tu Si Zi (semen Cuscutae) Ji Nei Jin (Endothelium Corneum Gigeriae Galli) Ye Jiao Teng (Caulis Polygoni Multiflori), 15g each Fu Ling (Poria) Mai Ya (Fructus Germinatus Hordei) Dan Shen (Radix Salviae Miltiorrhoizae), 20g each Yu Jin (Tuber Curcumae), 10g
If edema is pronounced, add Fu Ling (Poria), 15-30g, and Ze Xie (Rhizoma Alismatis), 15-30g.
If there was lower burner damp heat, 15 grams of Che Qian Zi (Semen Plantaginis) and 30 grams of lu Fu Ling (Rhizoma Smilacis) were added.