Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Properties of Poria cocos

  • Sclerotium cocos, Pachyma cocos
  • Published 2011

Abstract

Poria cocos (Polyporaceae) is a saprophytic fungus that grows in diverse species of Pinus. Its sclerotium, called fu-ling or hoelen, is used in traditional Chinese and Japanese medicine for its diuretic, sedative, and tonic effects. Various studies of this fungus have demonstrated its marked anti-inflammatory activity in different experimental models of… (More)

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