Poria Mushroom

18/Description

About

Poria mushroom is a fungus. The filaments, threads in which food material is stored, are used for medicine.

In traditional medicine, poria mushroom filaments have been used for loss of memory (amnesia), anxiety, restlessness, fatigue, tension, nervousness, dizziness, urination problems, fluid retention, sleep problems (insomnia), an enlarged spleen, stomach problems, diarrhea, tumors, and to control coughing.

Poria filaments have been used in various herbal combination products for treating diarrhea, ongoing kidney inflammation (chronic glomerulonephritis), ringing in the ears (tinnitus), and for decreasing upper gastrointestinal (GI) tract bleeding.

How it works

Poria mushroom contains chemicals that might improve kidney function, lower serum cholesterol, reduce inflammation, and suppress immune function. It might also have antitumor and anti-vomiting effects.

Effectiveness

Not Proven
Amnesia
Anxiety
Restlessness
Fatigue
Tension
Nervousness
Dizziness
Difficult or painful urination
Fluid retention
Insomnia
Inflamed spleen
Stomach problems
Diarrhea
Tumors
Coughs
Other conditions

Concerns

Poria mushroom appears to be safe for most people. There aren't any known harmful effects of poria mushroom, but it hasn't been well researched by scientists.

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Warnings

Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of poria mushroom duringpregnancyandbreast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.Dosing considerations for Poria Mushroom.

Interactions

No information available.

The information provided on this page is for reference purposes and is not meant to be used as a medical advice, diagnosis or treatment. Always consult with a medical professional.