Fu Ling (Poria, China Root) - Chinese Herbal Medicine

  • English Name:  Poria, China Root
  • Pinyin Name:  Fu Ling

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  • Promotes urination, drains dampness, transforms phlegm - urinary difficulty, diarrhea, edema, headache, dizziness, greasy tongue coat.
  • Strengthens the spleen, harmonizes the middle jiao - diarrhea, loss of appetite.
  • Quiets the heart and calms the spirit - palpitations, insomnia, forgetfulness.
Functional Grouping (See All)
  • Herbs That Drain Dampness

  • Dosage and Preparation Notes
    • Dosage: 9-15g
    Channels/Meridians Influenced (See All)

     ◦ Heart ◦ Lung ◦ Spleen

    Associated Temperature and Taste (See All)

     ◦ Neutral (Ping) ◦ Sweet (Gan)

    Contraindication Notes:
    • Avoid Vinegar While Using This Herb.


    Herbal Formulas Which Include Fu Ling

    Below you will find Traditional Chinese Medicine herbal formulas which contain Fu Ling (in alphabetical order). You May click on the name of the formula for more details or click on any of the products from our store to read usage information or to purchase a particular formula.

    TCM FormulaClinical Functions
    Ba Zhen Wan

    Pale complexion, fatigue, low stamina, light headedness, vertigo, palpitations (may be frequent), anxiety, poor appetite, reduced energy for speaking.

    The Pulse will be thin and frail or large and weak and the Tongue will be pale with a white coat.

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    • Ba Zhen Pian - Anemia, Heavy Menstruation, Weakness Herbal Formula
    Ban Xia Hou Po Wan

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    Bao He Wan

    Useful for overeating, over drinking and/or eating contaminated food.  Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, belching, reflux, nausea, vomiting, aversion to food, possibly diarrhea.

    The Pulse will be slippery and the Tongue will often have yellow, greasy tongue coating.

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    • Bao He Wan (Indigestion, Bloating, Reflux Herbal Formula)
    Bao Ji Wan

    Empirical formula for food poisioning.  Also useful for overeating, excessive drinking - over indulgence in general.  Symptoms include abdominal pain, bloating, belching, reflux, nausea, vomiting, aversion to food, possibly diarrhea.

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    Chai Hu Jia Long Gu Mu Li Wan

    Used for heat that is lodged in the chest affecting all yang stages, also for phlegm in the liver/gall bladder.  Generally used for a range of psychological conditions, aiding with drug withdrawal and related issues.  Symptoms include chest oppression, anxiety, irratiblity, palpitations, excessive/delirious speech, heavy sensation of body, constipation, urinary issues.

    The Pulse will be wiry and rapid and the Tongue will be red with a slippery tongue coating.

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    Chu Kou Wei Wan

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    Du Huo Ji Sheng Wan

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    Er Chen He San Zi Yang Qin Wan

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    Er Long Zuo Ci Wan

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    Geng Nian An Wan

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    Gui Pi Wan

    The formula is used to tonify both the spleen and heart which can be damaged from excessive overthinking, compulsions, etc. along with poor dietary habits and stressful lifestyle.  General indications are anxiety, phobias, palpitations, insomnia, dream disturbed sleep, poor appetite, pallid complexion.

    In women spleen and heart deficiencies may lead to prolonged periods with little flow or early periods, heavier with pale blood.

    The Pulse will be thin and frail and the Tongue will be pale with a thin white coat.

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    Gui Zhi Fu Ling Wan

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    Huo Xiang Zheng Qi Wan

    Fever w/chills, chest oppression, abdominal pain, nausea, possibly vomiting and/or diarrhea, loss of taste, headache.

    The Pulse will be soggy and moderate and the Tongue will have a white greasy coating.

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    Jia Wei Xiao Yao Wan

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    Jian Pi Wan

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    Jin Gui Shen Qi Wan

    Kidney yang deficiency signs - low back pain, weakness in the legs, knees, low back, low energy, low libido.

    The Pulse will be empty or frail and the Tongue will be pale and swollen with a thin white moist coat.

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    Liu Wei Di Huang Wan

    Classic formula for yin deficiency of the kidney and liver - vertigo, tinnitus, poor hearing, night sweats, heat in the five palms (hands, feet, a/or chest), spontaneous seminal emissions (a/or nocturnal), weak low back, light headedness.

    The Pulse will be rapid and thin and the Tongue will be red with little (or no) coating.

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    Ming Mu Di Huang Wan

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    Qi Ju Di Huang Wan

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    Qing Qi Hua Tan Wan

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    Ren Shen Bai Du Wan

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    Shen Ling Bai Zhu Wan

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    Shi Quan Da Bu Wan

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    Shu Gan Wan

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    • Shu Gan Pian - Acid Reflux, Distention, Liver Stagnation Herbal Formula
    Si Jun Zi Tang Wan

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    Suan Zao Ren Tang Pian

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    Te Xiao Zao Ren An Mian Wan

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    Tian Ma Gou Teng Wan

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    Tian Wan Bu Xin Wan

    Anxiety, insomnia, irritability, night sweats, low grade fever, restless sleep, poor memory, poor focus and concentration, nocturnal emissions, dry stools.

    Pulse will be thin and rapid and the Tongue will be red with little coating.

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    Wu Ling San Wan

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    Xi Guan Jie Xiao Tong Wan

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    Xiang Sha Liu Jun Zi Wan

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    Xiao Yao Wan

    Depression, anxiety, Headache, vertigo, hypochondriac pain, fatigue, poor appetite, bitter taste in the mouth.  In women - PMS, breast distention, irregular menstruation, fertility issues.

    The Pulse will be wiry and deficient and the Tongue will be pale-red/purplish.

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    • Xiao Yao Pian
    • Ease Tonic (concentrated capsules of xiao yao wan, easier to take over longer periods of time)
    • Jia Wei Xiao Yao Pian (modified version with the addition of heat clearing herbs, better for issues listed above along with skin issues such as eczema or dermatitis and/or stronger headaches, flushed face, etc.)
    Yu Quan Wan

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    • Yu Quan Pian - Excessive Thirst, Urination, Type II Diabetes Formula
    Zhi Bai Di Huang Wan

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    Zhong Feng Hui Chun Wan

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    Zuo Gui Wan

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    Related Conditions:

     ◦ Urinary Disorders (Lin Disease) ◦ Diarrhea ◦ Edema ◦ Headache ◦ Dizziness (Vertigo) ◦ Insomnia ◦ Forgetfulness

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