Where it Grows – Poria Cocos is a mushroom that grows in the orient and in China it’s called Fu-Ling. The Poria mushroom that grows in rotting logs and in the roots of trees and is used for cooking in China… and it looks like a very large truffle.
Poira has been used in China for over 2,000 years, and it even grows in the US and was used in the past as food by Native Americans when food was hard to find.
Poria is well known in Chinese Medicine as a very powerful herb that works wonders for many disease processes… and has been used for centuries for those who are stress out and over worked.
Large Mushroom – It can be very large truffle and has a white flesh that is sliced very thin and then dried and used for medicinal purposes or made into a powder.
Cancer – Poria contains simple sugars that have the ability to stop the progression of tumours and boosts interferon production.
Inflammation – Poria works well for arthritis, joint pain, swelling of the joints, and other inflammatory diseases.
Diuretic – Poria is a good diuretic making it important for getting rid of water retention and stocking of the legs from edema caused by cardiovascular problems.
Great Antidepressant – Poria works great for depression… some say it works just as well as modern Prozac with the same effectiveness.
Skin – Poria skin cream is great for scares, ageing, wrinkles, and revitalises skin in general. It is being used in some cosmetics.
Chronic Fatigue – Poria helps with chronic fatigue and has been used in combination with ginseng for hundred of years for fatigue.
Powerful Antioxidant – Poria contains many compounds that are powerful antioxidants that help to prevent DNA damage and slow the ageing process.
Boost Immune System – Poria being a powerful antioxidant also boosts your immune system thus helping to prevent disease.
Insomnia – Poria also works well for relaxing so a person can get a good nights rest.
Supports Hippocampus – Poria in studies has been shown to nourish and support the Hippocampus regions of the brain associated with memory.
Contains – Poria contains powerful compounds such as polysaccharides, caprylic acid, palmitic acid, caprylate, dodecanoate, dodecenoic acid, ergosterol, and teriterpenoids.
GI Problems – Poria works great for gastric ulcers, helps to relax the intestines, and works wonders for excess stomach acid.
Relaxing – Poria has a profound effect on the nervous system, soothing and relaxing, and helping with stress.
Antibacterial – Poria is a good antibacterial agent that kills unwanted bacteria in the body such as bacillus coli.
Lowers Blood Sugar – Poria has the ability to lower blood sugar levels making it good for diabetics.
Heart Action – Poria strengthens the contractions of the heart… making it important for certain types of heart disease.
Chinese Medicine – Poria is used often in Chinese Medicine for getting rid of dampness, bringing strength to the stomach and spleen, soothing the nerves, and bringing tranquility to the heart.
Often used for edema, coughs, painful urination, anxiety, and insomnia. Poria is also used in combination with other herbs for menstrual problems, dizziness and edema, stomach problems, fatigue, and heart and spleen problems.
Spring Tea – In Chinese Medicine some use Poria as a spring time tea for morning grogginess, fatigue, poor concentration, and indigestion.
Dose – The dose can vary from 3 to 40 grams a day… of the powder used in a tea.
Ordering – You can find Poria on-line or ask for it at your local health food store. But the best way to use Poria is to work with your local Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner in your area.
This article is meant to get you started… so you can do more research on your own… dig a little deeper and find what works for you. This article is for educational purposes only, I strongly recommend that you seek advice from your own GP, private doctor, or medical specialist for any ailment, illness, or medical condition.. this article not meant to be a scientific analysis in any way, shape, or form.
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