Pinyin name: Chi Fu Ling
Source: Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing
English name: Poria Red, Red Poria Fungus
Botanical name: Poria Rubrae, Poria Cocos Rubra Sclerotium
Pharmaceutical name: Poria cocos sclerotium-red
Properties: Sweet, Bland, Neutral
Channels entered: Heart. Kidney, Spleen, Lung
Chinese therapeutic actions: promotes urinaiton and leaches out dampness.
This herb is available by the pound in either raw or powdered form.