Umbellate pore-fungus (Zhuling)
Pharmaceutical Name: Polyporus
Botanical Name: Polyporus umbellarus (pers.) Fr.
Common Name: Polyporus grifolia, Umbellate pore-fungus
Source of Earliest Record: Shennong Bencao Jing
Part Used: The fungus is gathered in spring or autumn, cleaned, dried in the sun and cut into slices.
Natural Properties & Taste: Sweet or no taste and neutral
Meridians: Kidney and urinary bladder
To transform dampness and promote water metabolism
Indications & Combinations : Dysuria, turbid urine, edema, diarrhea and profuse leukorrhea. Umbellate pore-fungus (Zhuling) is used with Poria (Fuling) and Alismatis rhizome (Zexie) in the formula Siling San.
Dosage: 5-10 g