Ingredients Glossary


Botanical name: Poria Cocos

Alternative Names
Wolfiporia cocos
Wolfiporia extensa
Fu ling
Indian bread
Poria mushroom
Sclerotium of tuckahoe

Poria cocos contains two principal groups of chemicals, the triterpene fraction and the polysaccharide fraction. The triterpenoids of sclerotia are said to have anti-inflammatory and anti-tumor promotion effects, anti-emetic activity and an efferent activity of the gastric vagus nerve.

Poria has been used to support the immune system.

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