Zhu Ling Polyporus Grifola Polyporus Umbellatus (Pers.) Fries.
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Zhu Ling (Grifola)——Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing (Shen Nong’s Herbal)
The Processing of 猪苓
The sclerotium of Polyporus umbellatus (Pers.) Fries. of family Polyporaceae. The sclerotium mostly parasitizes on the rotten root of birch, Chinese sweet gum, etc.
Shaanxi, Hebei, and Yunnan provinces, etc.
Dug and collected in autumn and spring.
The true smell and taste
Sweet and bland.
Large, firm, black and bright in the skin, white inside, and full.
Cut into pieces, unprocessed.
The Effect of 猪苓
Sweet, bland, neutral; kidney, and bladder meridians entered.
Induce diuresis to alleviate edema.
A. Dysuria, edema
Its action of inducing diuresis is stronger than Fu Ling . It is indicated for all kinds of edema due to water-damp retention. For edema and dysuria due to water-damp retention, it could be used singly or combined with damp-draining diuretic. For instance, it is combined with Fu Ling, Ze Xie, Bai Zhu, Gui Zhi in Wu Ling San from Shang Han Lun. For dysuria due to yin deficiency with heat, it is combined with heat-clearing, yin-nourishing and diuresis-inducing herbs. For instance, it is combined with Fu Ling, E Jiao, Ze Xie in Zhu Ling Tang from Shang Han Lun.
It can arrest diarrhea by inducing diuresis. It is suitable for diarrhea of water-damp type. It is often combined spleen-invigorating and diuresis-inducing herbs to increase curative effect. For instance, it is combined with Fu Ling, Ze Xie and Bai Zhu in Si Ling San from Dan Xi Xin Fa. For frequent diarrhea due to damp-clod retained in stomach and intestine, it should be combined with middle-energizer-warming, intestine astringing and diarrhea-checking herbs. Fe instance, it is combined with Rou Dou Kou in Zhu Ling Wan from Sheng Ji Zong Lu.
Additionally, it is indicated for stranguria, profuse leucorrhea, downward flow of damp turbidity to the foot and jaundice for its action of draining dampness.
Dosage and Administrations
Decoct 6~12 g.
This bulk herb Zhu Ling 猪苓 Polyporus Grifola Polyporus Umbellatus (Pers.) Fries. is of premium quality. Our bulk Chinese herbs are mostly wild harvested but some herbs are farm grown to protect their natural habitats and meet incremental market demands. The harvests of right species at proper maturity are identified by experienced professionals, cleaned, cut or sliced, and dried. Cases, special processing methods such as soaking with rice wine, steaming, roasting are applied as mandated by traditional Chinese medicine traditions to prepare the Chinese herbs to achieve desired properties, enhance efficacy, and reduce toxicity.
In the course of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect. In TCM, Chinese herbs are mostly combined in the context of formulas to enhance each other's desirable action and to minimize any potential side effect.