Herbal Information for Certified Organic Fu Ling Kuai in Cubed Pieces
Common Name: Poria
Botanical Name: Poria cocos; Sclerotium
Channels/Meridians: Heart, Spleen, Lung, Kidney
Pin Yin: Fu Ling Kuai
Other Names: Hoelen; Tuckahoe, Cubed Fu Ling, Sclerotium Poriae Cocos, Sclerotium of Tuckahoe, China root,
Other Ingredients: None, nothing has been added to this product
Package Size: One Pound (1lb)
Form: Cut/Cubed Pieces
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage
Brand: Nuherbs Certified Organic
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
Additional Information About Poria Cocos
Promotes Healthy Urination
Tonifies Spleen Qi
Support Natural Body Fluid
Product Properties: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Healing Properties For Fu Ling Kuai
This medicinal plant is most effective in combating conditions relating to the spleen and the digestive tract. Improves intestinal health and supports the restoration of gut flora. It strengthens the stomach by evenly circulating the energy produced by food. It is known as a potent tonic for the bladder and kidneys regulation. Poria Cocos contains chemicals that aid to improve kidney function. Assists in reducing inflammation. Fu Ling Kuai also comes with diuretic properties that help the body rid itself of excess dampness.
The Importance Of Poria Cocos
Poria Cocos is not actually a mushroom, but rather a sclerotium. A sclerotium is essentially a hardened fungal mass that holds food reserves. One specific role of sclerotium's is to survive in extreme environments. Like it's friendly counterpart, another notable sclerotium is Chaga. It is a wood-decay fungus that grows subterranean. Poria Cocos grows like a tuber underground that resembles a brown potato or a small coconut. Poria Cocos contains beneficial triterpenes and polysaccharides(abundant carbohydrate found in food). The most famous compound in Fu Ling Kuai is pachymic acid which is a naturally occurring steroid, used to support the immune system.
Skin Health Advantages
Fu Ling Kuai has various constituents which provide various benefits on the skin. It acts as an antioxidant, so it saves skin from oxidative stress and free radical damage. It is used to purify skin since Poria Cocos has astringent properties. It not only removes the dead skin cell layer but also dirt and bacteria attached to it. By detaching and removing them from the skin, it purifies it. The compound polysaccharides has moisturizing benefits aiding to supple and softness. Helps support skin restore its diminishing content of hyaluronic acid, which is a moisture reservoir needed to make skin look plump. Fu Ling Kuai improves microcirculation in the skin, thereby making it look more vibrant. Poria Cocos is used in anti-aging, body care formulations.
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DetailsCurrent Stock:SKU: U15160UPC:Global Trade Item Number: 714490080595Manufacturer Part Number U15160Condition: NewAvailability: Usually ships in 1 business day.Width: 4.00 (in)Height: 6.00 (in)Depth: 2.00 (in)