Poria cocos, also known as cloud cocos and pine cocos, is a fungus that has both medicinal and food properties. It often parasitizes on the roots of Pinaceae plants such as red pine or masson pine. The most common ones are Poria slices, Poria cubes and Poria rolls. Good Poria should have the characteristics of solid texture, white color, light taste, and sticky teeth when chewed. Poria cocos is neutral in nature and sweet in taste. Traditional Chinese medicine often says: "Ten medicines and nine Poria cocos", which means that Poria cocos can be combined with many medicinal materials. The most important function is dehumidification, so it is also called "human dehumidifier".
1. Diuretic and dampness, strengthening the spleen and stomach, calming the mind and calming the mind.
2. Improve spleen deficiency: dull complexion, lack of energy and laziness, physical weakness, abdominal distension and diarrhea.
Lotus Leaf Poria Porridge
Ingredients: 1 lotus leaf, 50 grams of Poria, 100 grams of japonica rice or millet, appropriate amount of white sugar.
Method: decoct lotus leaves and remove residue, add Poria cocos, washed japonica rice or millet into the soup and cook into porridge. Add white sugar to taste before serving.
Function: clearing away heat and relieving summer heat, calming the mind and calming the mind, stopping diarrhea and dysentery, and has auxiliary therapeutic effect on patients with cardiovascular disease and neurasthenia.