fu ling 茯 苓, fu shen 茯神, fu ling pi 茯苓皮 (in English and Chinese 中英文)
By: Joe Hing Kwok Chu
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Present Day Applications:
2. Tumors: Fu ling compound was used on 70 different type of tumors. In some cases only fu ling was used, and in others fu ling was used with chemo therapy, or radiation therapy or surgery. It showed that fu ling can strengthen the body, improve body weight, improve appetite, lessen or prevent side effect of chemo therapy, protect bone marrow, improve liver and kidney functions, improve radiation therapy on nose and throat cancers. (2)
3. Infant diarrhea
4. Improve schizoid condition
5. Improve liver function
6. For baldness after giving birth:
Use 10 g of fu ling. Make into decoction. Twice a day. Externally apply bu gu zhi and han lian cao tincture. All of the eight patients healed in two months. Source: Chinese Dermatology Journal.
產後 禿頭: 每服１０ｇ. 日用二次，加上 外用補骨脂旱蓮草酊劑 (中華皮膚科雜 誌)
Sclerotium Poriae Cocos
Poria Cocos (Schw.) Wolf
Pron. in Japanese:
Pron. in Korean:
Pron. in Cantonese:
yun ling 雲苓﹐bai fu ling 白茯苓, fang ling kuai 方苓塊﹐chuan ling 串苓﹐huo shen 获神﹐huo shem mu 获神木﹐chi huo ling 赤获苓﹐huo ling pi 获苓皮﹐zhu fu ling朱茯苓. 按此看茯苓處方名。
poria, sclerotium of tuckahoe, china root, hoelen
Hubei, Anhui, Henan, Yunnan, Guizhou, Sichuan provinces of China
湖 北，安 徽，河南， 云南，贵州等省。
sweet, bland, neutral
Channels (meridians) entered:
heart, spleen, lung, kidney
Actions and Indications:
as diuretics, in urinary difficulty, diarrhea, water retention, pixu with water retention. Urination difficulty due to damp heat. Pixu with mucus production and headache, dizziness, palpitations, with thick greasy tongue coating. Palpitation, insomnia or forgetfulness, loss of appetite. Inflammation of the uterus and chronic sinusitis.
Note: Balance with other herbs in case yinxu condition.
利水 滲 濕 ﹐ 健 脾 化 痰 ﹐ 寧 心 安 神。濕熱 小
便 不 利 ﹐ 水 濕 停 滯﹔ 脾 虛﹕ 腹 瀉 ﹐ 食 少 脘 悶 ﹐
痰 飲 咳 嗽 ﹐ 痰 濕 入 絡 ﹐ 肩 背 酸 痛 ﹐ 咳 逆 ﹐ 胸 悶 ﹐
心 悸 ﹐ 失 眠 等 。 子 宮 炎 症 ﹐ 慢 性 副 鼻 竇 炎 。
diuretics, reducing plasma glucose, tranquilizing, inhibits bacteria, relaxing effect on smooth muscles, improves immune system .
降 血 糖 ﹐
增 強 免 疫 功 能
pachymose 84.2%, albuninoid 0.68%, fiber 2.84%, pachymaran (3), b-pachyman, b-pachymanase,
pachymic acid, tumulosic acid,eburioic acid, pinicolic acid, 3 b-hydroxy lanosta-7, 9 (11), poricoic acid A (16 a-hydroxy-3,
4-secolanosta-4 (28), 7, 0 (11), 24-trien-21-oic acid, poricoic acid B (16 a-hydroxy-2, 4-secolanosa-4 (28), 7, 9 (11),
24-tetraen-3, 21-dioic acid) (8), Fatty acid:caprylic acid, undecanoic acid, lauric acid, dodecenole acid, palmitic acid. Others:
ergosterol, gum, histadine, choline, chitin, protein, fats, glucose, sterols, histamines, lecithin, lipase, choline, adenine. Other non organic items: SiO2, Mg, P, Fe, Ca, S, Na, K, Mn, Cl.
5 to 15 g
常 用 量 5 - 15 克 。
Samples of formulae:
Samples of formulae:
Not suitable for patients with yinxu (yin deficient) condition. 
The characteristics of the herb fu ling is that it is more of a diuretic than a tonic herb. Over usage can weaken the eyes. Not compatible with chronic weakness of the body. 
Not to use in cases of shenxu (kidney deficient) with urinary incontinence, or in cases of clear sperm or spermatorrhea due to yangxu (yang deficient). 
Not compatible with rice venegar.
《本 草綱目》：“ 陰虛者 不宜用也。”《本草正》：“茯苓，補少利多，故多服最能損目，久弱極不相宜。”《得配本草》：“氣 虛下陷， 水 涸口干俱禁用。”《本 草經疏》 ：“病人腎 虛， 小水自利或不禁或虛寒 (陽 虛)精 清滑，皆不得服。”《藥性論》：“忌米醋。”
Ben Cao Gang Mu
 Jin Yue Quan Shu, Ben Cao Zheng
 Ben Cao Jing Shu
Fu ling pi (literally means the skin of fu ling) are those fu ling with dark brown skin. It is effective in ridding of skin edema. Normal dosage: 15~30 g.
Chi fu ling is the light red variety. It is also called chi fu shen or zhu fu shen. and is used in treatment of damp-heat.
Bai fu ling (literally means white fu ling) is those after skin or chi fu ling being removed. Also called fu ling.
Yun ling: because of those produced in Yun Nan are famous, thus usually fu ling is called yun ling, denoting it is produced in Yunnan.
Fu shen is the part around the root. Usually it is used as fu ling but considered as a stronger effect on calming emotion.
茯苓皮： 茯苓皮為茯苓菌核的黑色外皮。性味同茯苓，功專行皮膚水濕。多用於皮膚水腫。常用量：15～30 克。
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