Poria/Hoelen Fungus- Spirit (Fu Shen (Spirit) Plum Flower Cut Form 1 lb
Fu Shen - Spirit
|Chinese Name||Fu Shen, unsulfured|
||One Pound (1 lb.)
||Sweet, bland, neutral, heart, spleen, lung.|
About Fu Shen
This mushroom contain the root of the tree, usually a pine tree which it as grown on. Fu Shen is noted for calming the shen to help with insomnia and anxiety. This fungus produces underground mycelial "tubers" of concentrated tissue, called sclerotia, associated with fir tree roots. In Chinese medicine, it is one of the most widely used and highly respected herbs as well as a popular food--the superb yin tonic. It is said that it "restores and refreshes the body and mind." Hoelen is used to soak up excess moisture and improve spleen function; it is also favored as a sedative and when used regularly will prolong life." Major known constituents: significant amounts of lecithin, polysaccharides and tetracyclic triterpenes Beta-pachyman, tumulosic acid, 3B-hydtoxylanosta-7, chitin, and protein, with documented immunostimulant, antitumor, and antiviral properties. It is often used for forgetfulness and to calm the spirit. Mildly sedative, relaxing to the mind, these anxiety relieving effects are credited with lengthening life as much as anything. Further studies are reviewing Fu Shen, as an aid to help chronicfatigue syndrome, post-traumatic stress disorder, and used as an anti-inflammatory. Fu Shen (Spirit) as been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine and has a wide range of beneficial properties. It has therapeutic benefits for several medical conditions.