TCM Materia Medica
The TCM herb "zhu ling" which in english is "polyporus sclerotium", is categorized within the "herbs that drain dampness" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney, spleen and urinary bladder channels and exhibits cool and sweet (gan) taste/temperature properties.
Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, zhu ling is generally included in the following 1 formula:
As noted above, zhu ling is within the herbs that drain dampness functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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