Botanical Name: Poriae

Fu Ling

Fu Ling

Category: Drain Dampness

Taste: Sweet, Bland
Temperature: Neutral
Channel Entered: Kidney, Spleen, Lung, Heart

Dosage: 9-15g

Cautions and Contraindications:

  • Use caution in those with yin deficiency, sunken spleen qi, or cold from deficiency with spermatorrhea.

Actions and Indications:

  • Promotes urination and leaches out dampness: Used to treat symptoms such as urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema due to stagnation of the fluids or dampness, and scanty urine from damp-heat.
  • Strengthens the spleen and harmonizes the middle jiao: In cases of spleen deficiency compounded by damp with symptoms such as loss of appetite, diarrhea, and epigastric distention.
  • Strengthens the spleen and transforms phlegm: Treats spleen deficiency with thin mucus in which phlegm is ascending to the chest and head causing palpitations, thick greasy tongue coat, dizziness, headache, and possibly extreme depression.
  • ?Quiets the heart and calms the spirit: Indications include palpitations, insomnia, and forgetfulness from heart spleen dual vacuity or internal obstruction of turbid phlegm.