PORIA MUSHROOM Overview Information
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 does it work?
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.
- Difficult or painful urination.
- Fluid retention.
- Inflamed spleen.
- Stomach problems.
- Other conditions.
PORIA MUSHROOM Side Effects & Safety
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.
Special Precautions & Warnings:Pregnancy and breast-feeding: Not enough is known about the use of poria mushroom during pregnancy and breast-feeding. Stay on the safe side and avoid use.
PORIA MUSHROOM Dosing
The appropriate dose of poria mushroom depends on several factors such as the user's age, health, and several other conditions. At this time there is not enough scientific information to determine an appropriate range of doses for poria mushroom. Keep in mind that natural products are not always necessarily safe and dosages can be important. Be sure to follow relevant directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist or physician or other healthcare professional before using.