Poria cocos is a very old and widely used herb especially in Chinese medicine. Poria cocos is a solid fungus also known as Fu Ling, Poria, Tuckahoe, Indian bread, or Hoelen, and grows on the roots of old, dead pine trees. Poria cocos has been traditionally used as a tonic to good for the internal organs. Poria is normally white in color, and also called “white poria”. The variant with light red color is called “red poria”.Main chemical constituents of Poria cocos includes: beta-pachyman, a polysaccharide beta-pachymarose, several organic acids such as tumulosic acid, eubricoic acid, pinicolic acid, and pachymic acid, 3-beta-hydroxylanosta-7,9(11). 24-trien-21-oic acid, chitin, protein, fat, glucose, sterols, lecithin, gum, choline, etc. Poria cocos has tranquilizing, diuretic, and cardiotonic effects. Poria cocos also lowers blood sugar levels, and has anti-bactrial, immunotonic, anti-cancer effects.
1.Poria Cocos can anti-cancer, owning the strong suppression to transplantable cancer of growth retardation.
2. Poria Cocos anti-inflammatory and anti-viral, it will ease the side-effects of chemotherapy and radiation treatment, cure hronic hepatitis and delay aging;
3. Poria cocos polysaccharide can enhance the cytotoxicity of T lymphocyte, that is to say, it will strengthen cellular immune response.