Botanical Name: Poria Rubra

Category: Drain Dampness

Taste: Sweet, Bland

Temperature: Neutral

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.