Pharmaceutical Latin: Polyporus
Common English: Sclerotum Polyporus
Umbel Polypore Mushroom
Pig Fungus
Herbs That Drain Dampness (Diuretics)
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Cool
Urinary Bladder
Tincture; 2-4ml
Actions Indications/Syndromes

Promotes urination and leaches out Dampness

Dampness (Fluid Stagnation) with edema, scanty urination, vaginal discharge, turbid painful urinary dysfunction (Milky Lin), jaundice and diarrhea

Can be used alone for Lin Syndrome during pregnancy

Dispels Damp-Heat

Damp-Heat with turbid painful urinary dysfunction (Milky Lin) and jaundice

  • Do not use in absence of Dampness.
  • Do not use long term. It may injure Yin.
  • Concurrent use with diuretics such as chlorothiazide, hydrochlorothiazide, furmoside (Lasix), bumetinide (Bumex) and torsemide (Demadex) may lead to increased elimination of water and/or electrolytes.

Fu Ling

Per. Arecae
Da Fu Pi

Caulis Akebiae
Mu Tong
Hua Shi

Lin syndrome, scanty urine, edema, loose stools, vaginal discharge, jaundice, leg Qi and diarrhea.

Urinary difficulty, edema, and abdominal distention.

Bloody Lin and abdominal distention with Heat signs.

Rz. Alismatis
Ze Xie

Fu Ling

Rz. Alismatis
Ze Xie

Hua Shi
Colla Corii Asini
E Jiao

Drains Damp, unblocks and drains urinary pathways and drains Heat from the Bladder.

Edema due to Spleen Deficiency.

Fever, dysuria, thirst and irritability due to water and Heat Accumulation with Yin Deficiency.

Caul. Akebiae
Mu Tong
Sm. Plantaginis
Che Qian Zi
Hua Shi

Sm. Myristicae
Rou Dou Kou
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai

Hb. Polygoni Avicularis
Bian Xu
Hb. Dianthi
Qu Mai
Caul. Akebiae
Mu Tong
Hua Shi

Damp-Heat Lin syndrome.

Diarrhea due to Cold-Damp in the Intestines.

Epigastric distention and fullness.

Hb. Artemisiae Scopariae
Yin Chen Hao
Fr. Gardeniae
Zhi Zi
Cx. Phellodendri
Huang Bai
Rz. Alismatis
Ze Xie
Rx. et Rz. Rhei
Da Huang






  1. This is a plant parasite.
  2. This is a stronger diuretic than Poria Fu Ling, however Fu Ling also has a tonic effect. It also harmonizes the Middle and calms the Spirit.
  3. This herb is used mostly to treat abdominal bloating with thirst.
  4. This herb can be used alone for generalized edema.
  5. It is used when the Kidney is not functioning properly, generating edema in the Middle and Lower Jiaos.
  6. It is usually used in formulas that clear Damp-Heat or relieve Yin Deficiency.
  7. This herb facilitates fluid metabolism.
  8. It clears high fever in Exogenous disease, promotes diaphoresis, subsides swelling and abdominal bloating and relieves acute abdominal pain.
  9. This herb enters the Spleen and is the single fastest treatment for watery diarrhea, unblocking Lin, expelling Dampness and treating jaundice.
  10. Modern medicine uses this herb to treat various types of cancer.
  11. It inhibits the growth of cancer cells and reduces the size of tumors.
  12. It is reportedly effective in treating Lung cancer.
  13. Both Zhu Ling and Rz. Alismatis Ze Xie enter the Kidney and Bladder channels to promote urination, It is also a stronger diuretic. It treats spermatorrhea due to Lower Jiao Damp-Heat with Dampness predominant which manifests as turbid urine. Ze Xie is Cold and therefore better at cooling Heat. It treats spermatorrhea due to Damp-Heat with Heat predominant. It is especially appropriate for treating ministerial Fire.