Pharmaceutical Latin: Coriolus
Common English:
Tonic Herbs: Herbs that Tonify QI
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Strengthens the Spleen, promotes diuresis, clears Heat and removes toxicity

Jaundice due to Dampness and Heat, poor appetite, loose bowels, hypochondriac pain, lassitude, general weakness

Hepatitis, hepatic cirrhosis, nephritis, rheumatoid arthritis

Treats cancer Breast cancer, Lung cancer, leukemia, Stomach cancer, esophageal cancer

Stops coughing and eases breathing

Chronic coughing and asthma








  1. This herb increases the availability of white blood cells.
  2. It enhances the immune system.
  3. It relieves the adverse effects from tumor therapy.
  4. It helps alleviate adverse effects from chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
  5. Clinical studies of post-chemotherapy treatment indicated that Yun Zhi not only strengthens
    the immune system of the patient but it also has a positive impact on stabilizing the conditions
    of the symptoms, improving the quality of life and increasing survival rate.
  6. The black and green Coriolus Yun Zhi are beneficial to one's spirit and vital energy, and strengthen one's tendons and bones. If Yun Zhi is taken for a long time, it will make one vigorous and live long.
  7. The texts call for 6-12g dried mushrooms per day, prepared in a tea. The daily amount, taken as tea, should be split between morning and evening.
  8. Researchers have found that PSK, one of the substances that can be extracted from Coriolus, has several anti-cancer properties, including slowing the spread of cancer cells in the body. PSK also appears to have some immune boosting properties in people getting chemotherapy, and may lessen some side effects of chemotherapy and radiation therapy. PSK is also believed to be a strong antioxidant, a compound that blocks the action of activated oxygen molecules, known as free radicals, and can damage cells.