Poria cocos is a mycorrhizal plant parasitic on the root of a tree. It is shaped like sweet potato, with black-brown skin and white or pink inside. Sex is sweet, light and flat. Traditional Chinese medicine, diuresis and dampness, invigorating the spleen and tranquilizing the heart. It is used for edema and urine, spleen deficiency and food deficiency, diarrhea, restlessness, palpitation and insomnia.
Red Poria cocos: After peeling off the light red part, the function of permeability and dampness and heat.
White Poria cocos: Cut off the white part of red Poria cocos, also known as Poria cocos, cut into small cubes, function of dampness and spleen.
Poria God: Poria cocos center with pine roots, cut into square thin slices, the function of tranquility and tranquility.
Records of ancient books
"Compendium of Materia Medica": Poria cocos smells light and permeable, its sexual ascent, Shengjin liquid, open mushroom, nourishing water source and descending, convenient urine, so Zhang Jiegu said that it belongs to Yang, rising, saying its sex; Dongyuan said that it is Yin in Yang, descending, saying its merits.
"Materia Medica Yanyi": Poria cocos, Poria god, many achievements in water, benefit the heart and spleen is also indispensable.
"Materia Medica Zheng": can benefit Qiao to remove dampness, benefit Qiao to be happy and wise, guide turbidity to generate Jin; remove dampness to dry the spleen and invigorate the stomach; dispel epilepsy, thick intestines, the root of phlegm treatment, the drop of medicines. It tastes slightly sweet, so it is called Buyang. But make up for less and make more profits.