Source Polyporus Sclerotium is the scierotium of Polyporus umbeltatus (Pers.) Fries, (Fam. Polyporaceae.)
Producing Areas Shaanxi, Hebei and Yunnan, etc.
Properties Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Channels Kidney, Bladder
- Promotes diuresis to resolve dampness
Treats dysuria (difficulty in urination) and edema, specifically swelling due to spleen-deficiency
- Treats stranguria
- Treats diarrhoea associated with cold-dampness in the stomach and intestines
- Relieves vomiting
Usage and Dosage
6−12 g is used in decoction for oral use, or in pills or powder form.
Contraindicated in the patient without dampness syndrome.
Description of Quality Herb
The good one is big, heavy with black skin and white flesh.
Keep in a ventilated and dry place.