Botanical Name: Poria Rubra
Category: Drain Dampness
Taste: Sweet, Bland
Channels: Lung, Heart, Spleen, Kidney
- Portion of the fungus closer to the outer skin, pinkish in color.
- Can only drain heat and mobilize water. – Prescribed for such disorders as scanty, dark urine or urinary difficulty.
- White poria – qi aspect.
- Red poria – blood aspect
- Red poria is the better choice for eliminating water and dampness, especially associated with blood stasis.