Poria, also called Fu Ling, has been one of the most widely used remedies in traditional Chinese medicine formulations for about 2,000 years. Approximately 10% of medicinal preparations in the 2000 Pharmacopoeia of the People's Republic of China contain poria (fu-ling). Traditionally Poria was used to reinforce and balance the effects of other herbs in medicinal formulas, and has beenconsidered a tonic, diuretic, and sedative. Animal studies have suggested potential uses as an immunomodulator and anti-inflammatory agent. Mushroom Wisdom Poria provides the beneficial polysaccharides and triterpenes which helps maintain a balanced immune system, promotes kidney health.
Mark Kaylor is a passionate advocate for the value of natural mushrooms. In this interview Mark will discuss the traditional uses Poria, explain the concept of “dampness”, Poria & kidney health, Poria & immune health and other Poria research.
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Posted in WholeFoods Magazine online 2/27/2017