Ingredient Name: Fu Ling, Zhu Fu Ling, Tuckahoe, White Tuckahoe, Poria, Indian Bread, China Root
Traditional Chinese Name: 茯苓 (fuling) or 雲苓 (yún líng)
- The dried and unprepared wood decay fungus which develops a large deposit (or sclerotium) of fungi clumped together
- It is most commonly known to be used in Chinese medicines
- This herb is collected between July & September and is most commonly found in China
- It has an outer layer of a brown skin and usually a white interior and is quite solid in density
- Often used in teas and drinks (especially in the summer)
- It is sweet and light in nature, but tasteless in flavor
How do I prepare it?
- Rinse in warm water before usage to ensure all dirt and soil is removed
Where can I buy this?
- Most herbal shops will carry this
- Wet marts in Hong Kong will also sometimes carry this
What is the cost?
- Relatively affordable
- Helps in digestion
- It is neutral in properties and benefits the heart, lungs and spleen
- It is ideal for removing damp-heat (ideal for Spring and wet conditions)
- Excellent for cough symptoms, removal of phlegm, and dizziness
- Use in moderation
Any additional information?
- Store in a cool, dry place
- Good for use up to 6 months