What is Fu Shen?
, which is also called Poria sclerotium
, the name of Chinese medicinal materials. Fu Shen is the part of the sclerotium of Polyporaceae Poria cocos
[(Poria cocos Schw.) Wolf] that contains pine roots. The original species is a lower plant and is a fungus parasitic on pine trees. The medicinal part is the white part with pine roots in the middle of the dry sclerotium. Nature and flavor are sweet, flat. It has the functions of expelling dampness, invigorating the spleen, and calming the mind. For phlegm retention, edema, dysuria, diarrhea, heart palpitations, dizziness. It is distributed all over the world.
Poria sclerotium is a traditional Chinese medicine product of the plant Poria cocos. The original plant is mostly parasitic on masson pine or section wood. Its growth and development can be divided into two stages: the mycelium (white filament) stage and the sclerotia stage. In the stage of mycelium growth, the mycelium mainly absorbs water and nutrients from the wood surface, and at the same time secretes enzymes to decompose and transform the organic matter (cellulose) in the wood, so that the mycelium spreads and grows vigorously in the wood. The second stage is that the hyphae coalesce into groups in the middle and later stages, and gradually form sclerotia (also known as knots, etc.).
Growth environment of Fu Shen
Fu shen herb is distributed in Hebei, Henan, Shandong, Anhui, Zhejiang, Fujian, Guangdong, Guangxi, Hunan, Hubei, Sichuan, Guizhou, Yunnan, Shanxi and other places.
Fushen parasitizes on the roots of Pinaceae plants such as red pine or masson pine, and penetrates 20 to 30 cm underground. Fushen is an aerobic fungus and likes a warm, humid, sunny, and ventilated environment. The optimum temperature for mycelium growth is 25-30°C. The optimum temperature for fruiting body growth is 24-26°C. The relative humidity of the air is 70~85%. For the soil requirements, the soil layer is deep, loose and fertile sandy loam is better. Heavy clay soil, not suitable for planting in salty soil.
Processing methods of Fu Shen
Collection and processing
Fu Shen chinese herb is generally harvested 1 year after planting. Remove the impurities from the harvested fresh Fu Shen, put it on the tripod, and turn it frequently to make it sweat. When the skin of the Fu Shen grows white hyphae, take it out and brush it to clean it. When the skin shrinks to brown, put it in a cool and dry place. Keep in the shade.
Wash the sediment, moisten it slightly, peel off the outer skin, steam for 1 to 2 hours, and cut into 0.3cm thick and 3cm wide square slices. Take the raw medicinal materials, pick out impurities, and cut into pieces.
Take the original medicinal material, soak it with water, cut it into 0.3-0.7cm thick slices after stuffing.
Take Fu Shen tablets, add 2% cinnabar and mix well. Rice soup is made from Fushen and rice soup, soaked overnight, steamed, cut into 0.3cm thick slices, and dried in the sun.
Fu Shen TCM
The white part of the sclerotia of Polyporaceae Poria cocos that naturally holds the pine root (that is, Fu Shenmu).
Sweet and light, flat.
Return heart, spleen channel.
Peace of mind, soothe the nerves, benefit water.
Control palpitation due to a guilty conscience, forgetfulness, insomnia, convulsion epilepsy, dysuria.
The dry sclerotium has the same shape as Poria cocos, except that there is a pine root running through the middle. Most of the products have been cut into square slices, which are solid and powdery, and the cut pine roots are brownish yellow, with ring-shaped textures (annual rings) on the surface. It is better if the inside is thick and the loose root is small.
Oral administration: decoction, 3-5 qian; or into pills or powder.
1. Treating restlessness, trance and depression: Fushen Erliang (peeled), Chenxiang Banliang. And make fine powder, refining honey pills, as big as adzuki bean. Take 30 pills per serving, take ginseng soup after eating. ("Bai Yi Xuan Fang" Suzaku Pills)
2. Cure heart deficiency and blood loss, absent-mindedness, trance, restless sleep: ginseng (removal of reed head), Fushen (removal of wood), astragalus (honey-roasted), cooked and dried rehmannia root (washed, roasted), angelica (washed , baked), Suanzaoren (peeled and fried), cinnabar (do not grind, half is used as medicine, and half is used as clothing). Each of the above parts is divided into fine powder, and the honey is refined into pills, which are as big as phoenix seeds. Thirty pills per serving, decocted with ginseng soup. ("Yang's Family Tibetan Recipe" Fushen Wan)
1. "Compendium": Piper longum, is the key medicine for headache, nasal sinusitis, and toothache, and its pungent heat can enter the Yangming Channel to dissipate floating heat.
2. "Materia Medica": Piper longum, its taste is pungent, and it must be used with the sweet and warm tonics of ginseng, surgery, return, and ground for special effect.
3. "Compendium of Materia Medica": Piper dial, big pungent and hot, taste like pepper, enter the stomach and large intestine, and it is also a yangming medicine. Warming the middle and dispelling cold, dispelling stagnant qi, opening stagnation, lowering qi and removing phlegm, and dispersing superfluous heat in the upper burner. All toothaches, headaches, acid swallowing and other diseases that belong to Yangming damp fire can be treated with this method.
Fu Shen benefits
Peace of mind
Fushen is sweet and light in taste, flat and slightly warm in nature, enters the heart meridian, calms the mind and calms the nerves.
Replenishing deficiency and treating fatigue
Fushen has the effect of being happy, improving intelligence and nourishing the spirit.
Diuresis and swelling
Fushen can be used for dysuria and diuretic effect. It can also cure edema.
Leaking water and dampness
Fushen is good at expelling water and dampness, so that there is no accumulation of dampness and no production of phlegm. It has a certain conditioning and alleviating effect on spleen deficiency and damp excess diarrhea, and dizziness and heart palpitation caused by phlegm retention.
Fu Shen side effects
If the patient is allergic to Fu Shen, or takes large doses of Fushen, skin allergic reactions may occur. Patients usually have symptoms such as skin redness, itching, papules, etc., and in severe cases, allergic asthma may be induced.
The main function of Fu Shen is to calm the mind and calm the nerves. Taking Fushen according to the doctor's advice and dosage will have a good effect on the auxiliary treatment of insomnia, and can improve sleep conditions and sleep quality. However, if the drug is used improperly or taken in large doses, it is prone to drowsiness, which is not good for the recovery of the disease.
Fu Shen belongs to a kind of traditional Chinese medicinal material. Taking large doses can easily cause damage to the gastrointestinal mucosa, leading to abdominal pain, diarrhea and other conditions. In severe cases, it may also cause gastroenteritis and gastric ulcers.
How to take Fu Shen?
Take an appropriate amount of Fu Shen, clean it, put it into a pot, add an appropriate amount of water, decoct the medicinal liquid, and then eat it.
When Fushen decoction is taken orally, the usual dosage is 9-15g.
Fu Shen Soup
Functions and indications: control wind dizziness, nausea, vomiting, and hearing people's voices.
Prescription 1: Fu Shen (remove the wood. Four liang), Duhuo (four liang), tragacanth (five liang), Polygala (remove the heart. Five liang), Fangfeng (five liang), ginger (three liang), licorice (one 2), ginseng (1 liang), angelica (1 liang), oyster (calcined. 1 liang), Atractylodes macrocephala (1 liang), cistanche (1 liang), aconite (1 liang).
Usage: Take one bucket and two liters of waterlogged water, boil three liters, take Wuhe, and use it up all day and night.
Pig Heart Fu Shen Zaoren Soup
1 pig heart, Fu Shen 15g, Suanzaoren 15g, polygala 6g.
Cut open the pig's heart, wash it, and put it in a casserole, then put the washed and broken wild jujube kernels, washed Fushen and polygala into the pot together, and add an appropriate amount of water.
First boil it with strong fire, beat off the floating foam, then switch to slow fire, and simmer until the pig heart is cooked through. Only eat pig heart and soup. You can add a little salt to taste when eating.
Da Zao Fu Shen Porridge
Efficacy: This prescription has the functions of invigorating the spleen and nourishing the heart, calming the nerves and improving intelligence.
Ingredients: 5 jujubes, 50 grams of corn, 10 grams of Fu Shen.
Preparation method: decoct Fushen with water, filter out the juice, and cook the Fushen medicinal liquid with jujube and corn to make porridge.
Usage: 2 times a day, morning and evening.
Made into powder or pill
Fu Shen Dan
Efficacy: Indications for white turbid urine, dream omission of essence, long-term unhealed.
Composition: cinnabar half-liang (the one with bright light), 1 piece of pig heart.
Preparation method: Put the cinnabar into the pig's heart, but bind it with hemp skin, take it out when the soup is boiled to 1 volt, grind the cinnabar carefully, don't use the pig's heart, don't grind the Fushen.
At the end, the paste is made into pills, which are as big as phoenix seeds.
Usage: Take 5 pills per serving, hollow out, decoct ginseng jujube seed soup before eating, and send it down.
How to choose Fu Shen?
Genuine Fu Shen
The authentic Fu Shen is born with real wood, and there is a pine wood core in the middle of Fushen. The core of Fushen wood has bark and natural growth lines. There are ring-shaped growth rings on the surface of the wood core. The pine cores are of different sizes. Each piece of Fushen has a piece of pine wood. There is a state of separation between the root skin and the wood part of the pine in Fukami. The surface of the authentic Fushen is affected by the growth of the pine core, which has different growth lines and the overall color is natural.
Sticking Fu Shen
Artificial counterfeiting is commonly known as Sticking Fu Shen. One to two weeks before picking, artificial intervention is inserted into the pine wood to create a similar Fushen, thereby obtaining high profits, but in fact it has no medicinal effect.
Artificial Fu Shen
The surface of artificial Fu Shen is usually smoother, the cut surface is neat, and the appearance looks whiter.
Poor quality Fu Shen
Poor quality Fu Shen, old goods, moth-eaten, moldy spots, Fushen is not neat and scattered, not every Fushen owns pine wood, and some Poria cocos may be added and sold together.
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