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Herbal Information for Certified Organic Fu Ling Kuai in Cubed Pieces Fu Ling Kuai refers to a form of Poria, which is a type of fungus known scientifically as Wolfiporia extensa. It grows predominantly on the roots of p…

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Herbal Information for Certified Organic Fu Ling Kuai in Cubed Pieces

Fu Ling Kuai refers to a form of Poria, which is a type of fungus known scientifically as Wolfiporia extensa. It grows predominantly on the roots of pine trees and is highly revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for its health benefits.

In TCM, Poria is used to promote diuresis (the increased production of urine) and to help with the spleen's health, which in TCM is thought to contribute to digestion and the distribution of nutrients. The fungus is also believed to calm the mind and is often used to treat conditions related to stress and sleep disturbances.

how to use fu ling cubed, what is fu ling, what is poria, is fu ling a mushroom, how is fu ling used, poria powderFu Ling Kuai typically refers to the dried and sliced form of this fungus, making it ready for use in various traditional preparations. It is commonly used in decoctions, powders, and TCM formulas, often in combination with other herbs, to enhance its effects on health, particularly for managing fluid balance, improving sleep, and supporting digestive health.

What Are The Health Benefits Of Fu Ling Kuai?

Fu Ling, also known as Poria or Poria cocos, is a type of medicinal mushroom that has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries. It offers a variety of health benefits due to its unique properties:


  1. Diuretic Effects: Fu Ling is well known for its ability to promote urine production, which helps in the regulation of fluid balance and the elimination of toxins from the body. This diuretic effect makes it beneficial for treating conditions like edema and urinary difficulties.

  2. Spleen Health: In Traditional Chinese Medicine, the spleen is considered essential for digestion and assimilation of nutrients. Fu Ling is often used to strengthen the spleen, helping to alleviate issues like bloating, diarrhea, and fatigue that are associated with a weak spleen function.

  3. Neurological Benefits: Fu Ling is believed to have calming properties that can help to reduce stress and promote better sleep. It is often prescribed for symptoms related to anxiety, restlessness, and insomnia.

  4. Immune System Support: This fungus contains beta-glucans and other polysaccharides that are known to boost the immune system. These components help to enhance the body's resistance to infections and overall immune responsiveness.

  5. Anti-inflammatory Properties: Fu Ling has natural anti-inflammatory effects that can help reduce inflammation in the body. This is beneficial for conditions such as arthritis and other inflammatory diseases.

  6. Antioxidant Effects: It contains antioxidants that protect the body from oxidative stress and reduce the risk of chronic diseases like heart disease and cancer.

  7. Liver Health: Fu Ling is also used to support liver health by helping to regulate liver enzymes and improve liver function, which is important for detoxifying the body.

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

Origin: China

Brand: Nuherbs Certified Organic

Product Properties: Sweet, Bland, Neutral 

Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing. Fu Ling has an effect on fluid and electrolyte balance. May cause gastronintestional issues if taken in large doses.  

California Prop 65 

How To Use Fu Ling

Using Fu Ling, or Poria, especially in its cubed form known as Fu Ling Kuai, involves a few traditional preparation methods. Here's how to use Fu Ling cubes effectively in various applications:
1. Decoction (Herbal Tea)

  • Preparation: To prepare a decoction, take about 9 to 15 grams of Fu Ling cubes. Rinse them briefly under running water to clean any debris.
  • Brewing: Place the cubes in a pot with several cups of water. Bring the water to a boil, then reduce the heat and simmer for 30 to 60 minutes. The longer you simmer, the stronger the decoction will be.
  • Usage: Drink the tea once or twice daily. This method is commonly used for its diuretic and spleen-supporting benefits.

2. Cooking with Meals

  • Integration: Fu Ling cubes can be added to soups, stews, or congees. The cubes will soften and release their beneficial compounds into the dish, making it not only healthier but also adding a subtle flavor.
  • Cooking Time: Add the Fu Ling cubes at the beginning of the cooking process, as they take time to soften and infuse the food with their properties.

3. Powder Form

  • Grinding: If you prefer a more convenient form, you can grind the dried Fu Ling cubes into a powder using a spice grinder.
  • Use as a Supplement: The powder can be mixed into warm water to drink as a tea, blended into smoothies, or even incorporated into meals.

4. Topical Application

  • Poultice: For topical use, typically for inflammation or to aid skin health, prepare a poultice by simmering Fu Ling cubes until soft and mushy. Apply the warm mash to the affected area, wrapping it with a clean cloth.

5. Medicinal Formulas

  • Combine with Other Herbs: In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Fu Ling is often used in combination with other herbs to enhance its effects. Depending on your health needs, it may be combined with herbs that support digestion, calm the mind, or boost immunity.

Summary of Health Benefits For Poria Cocos

Promotes Healthy Urination
Tonifies Spleen Qi
Transforms Phlegm
Support Natural Body Fluid

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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Each batch of herbs is dual-lab tested by in-house lab and independent third party lab. In-house lab is equipped with instruments such as a high performance liquid chromatograph, moisture determination meter, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, etc.

In addition, the following additional tests are performed:

  • Microbacteria
  • Pesticides - over 200 pesticides tested for (Uab 2000 screen).
  • Heavy Metals - Lead, Mercury and Arsenic


Poria; Hoelen; Tuckahoe - Cubed (Fu Ling Kuai) - C.O. 1 lb - Nuherbs