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Antrodia camphorata


Other names: Antrodia camphorata, Antrodia camphorata, Camphor mushroom, Antrodia camphorata


Effects of Chinese medicine/

English name: Antrodia camphorata, Antrodia cinnamomea, Taiwanofungus camphoratus


First published in "Taiwan General History"

Taiwan's General History records that in the 38th year of Emperor Qianlong's reign (1733), settlers followed Wu Sha into the eastern Taiwan wasteland, which was full of poisonous miasma. Wu Sha, who was somewhat proficient in medicine and knew the aboriginal language, married an aboriginal woman. In the process of marrying the aboriginals, he discovered that the aboriginals often held a piece of Antrodia cinnamomea in their mouths, which had the effects of expelling evil spirits, strengthening tendons, activating blood circulation, and detoxifying and strengthening the liver.


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Medicinal properties/ warm

Taste/ pungent , bitter

Active ingredients/ triterpenes, polysaccharides, phenols, adenosine, sterols, konjacs, diterpenes, lignans, etc.

Pharmacological effects/

It has antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, liver-protecting, anti-alcoholic hepatitis, anti-allergic, three-high lowering, nerve-protecting and anti-cancer properties.


Anisomeles indica


Other names: ragweed (Hakka), false perilla, wild perilla, wild patchouli, broad fangfeng, fangfeng grass, native fangfeng, wind-removing grass, earth bud fragrance, fallen horse clothes


Effects of Chinese medicine/ Expel wind, remove dampness, and detoxify. Treat colds, fever, vomiting, abdominal pain, muscle and bone pain, ulcers, eczema, and hemorrhoids.


English name/ Anisomeles indica (L. ) Kuntze


First recorded in "Nanning City Pharmacopoeia"

"Nanning City Pharmacopoeia" records: "Saposhnikovia divaricata is pungent, warm, slightly bitter, can dispel wind and heat, detoxify and relieve pain, and treat ulcers and joint pain." Therefore, people often use Saposhnikovia divaricata to treat colds, abdominal pain and vomiting, gastroenteritis, rheumatic arthritis and other inflammations.


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Medicinal properties/ Warm

Taste/pungent, bitter

Active ingredients/ phytosalicylic acid, β-sitosterol, apigenin, etc.

Pharmacological effects/

Inhibit gastric Helicobacter pylori, inhibit influenza virus, anti-inflammatory, anti-cancer, anti-cancer cell metastasis, etc.




Other names: wild boar dung, pig droppings, pig droppings, pig droppings, pig dung, pig dung, wild boar food, pig dung, Sima Biao, pig dung

Chinese medicine effect/ Diuresis and moisturizing. Used for urinary incontinence, edema, diarrhea, stranguria, and leucorrhea.

English name/ POLYPORUS

First recorded in Shennong Bencao Jing

"Zhuling, all the four-ling, five-ling and other prescriptions, all use this. Although it has a similar laxative nature, it also enters the bladder and kidney meridians, relieving heat and removing dampness, promoting diuresis and benefiting the kidneys. However, when the water disappears, the spleen will be dry, and when the water is exhausted, the qi will leave."

Meridians: Kidney meridian, bladder meridian

Drug properties/ neutral

Taste/ sweet, light

Active ingredients/ Ergosterol, polysaccharides

Pharmacological effects: diuretic, anti-edema, anti-tumor, hepatitis prevention, antibacterial, liver protection, immune regulation, etc.


Image source: 360 Encyclopedia "Zhu Ling"


Fleckedflesh Polypore


Other names: mulberry eyes, mulberry ears, needle-layer fungus, mulberry, mulberry mushroom, mulberry parasite, tree chicken, mulberry yellow fungus, plum tree fungus

Efficacy of Chinese medicine/ Treats metrorrhagia, hematuria, rectal prolapse, diarrhea, leucorrhea, and amenorrhea.

English name/ Fleckedflesh Polypore


First published in / "Yao Xing Lun"

The Compendium of Materia Medica records that mulberry fungus can "benefit the five internal organs, promote intestinal and stomach qi, and expel toxins."

Meridians/ Liver Meridian, Kidney Meridian

Medicinal properties/ Cold

Medicinal taste/bitter

Active ingredients: polysaccharides, triterpenes, adenosine, SOD, etc.

Pharmacological effects/ Anti-cancer, immunomodulatory, anti-diabetic, antioxidant, anti-inflammatory, etc.

Image source: Baidu Encyclopedia "Mulberry Immature Fungus"


Cordyceps militaris


Other names: Cordyceps sinensis, Cordyceps sinensis


Chinese medicine effects/Benefits the lungs and kidneys, replenishes the essence, stops bleeding and resolves phlegm, treats impotence and spermatorrhea, and pain in the waist and knees. Modern medical research has further proved that the effects and effects of Cordyceps sinensis on the central nervous system, sex hormones, anti-arrhythmia, anti-tumor, antioxidant and antibacterial are similar to those of Cordyceps sinensis.


English name/ Cordyceps militaris

First recorded in "Ben Cao Cong Xin": "It is sweet and mild, protects the lungs, benefits the kidneys, replenishes the essence, stops bleeding and resolves phlegm, cures cough and diaphragmatic diseases."


Meridians / Lung Meridian, Kidney Meridian

Medicinal properties/neutral

Medicinal taste/sweet

Active ingredients/ Cordyceps sinensis, cordycepic acid, cordyceps polysaccharides, SOD, adenosine, polysaccharides, etc.

Pharmacological effects/

Protect the liver, enhance immunity, lower blood sugar, etc.


Indian Buead


Other names/ Poria cocos, Poria cocos peel, Poria cocos block, red Poria cocos, white Poria cocos, ...

Chinese medicine effect/ It can promote diuresis and invigorate the spleen and calm the mind. It is used for edema, oliguria, phlegm and palpitations, spleen deficiency, poor appetite, loose stools, restlessness, palpitations and insomnia.


English name/ Indian Buead, Tuckahoe


First recorded in Shennong Bencao Jing

"It is used to treat chest and stagnation of qi, anxiety, anger, fear, palpitations, heart pain, cold and heat, irritability, cough, dry mouth and tongue, and promotes urination."

Meridians/ Heart, Lung, Spleen

Drug properties/ neutral

Taste/ sweet, light

Active ingredients/ Polysaccharides, triterpenes, sterols, etc.

Pharmacological effects: diuretic, hypoglycemic, anti-tumor, immunomodulatory, anti-hepatitis, antioxidant, etc.

Image source/ Wikipedia "Flora Sinensis"


Rhizoma Curcumae Longae


Other names: turmeric, hairy turmeric, baodingxiang, yellow silk tulip

Chinese medicine effect/It can promote blood circulation and qi circulation, relieve pains from menstruation. It is used for chest pain, amenorrhea , dysmenorrhea , rheumatism , shoulder and arm pain, and swelling and pain from falls.




First recorded in / Tang Materia Medica

"Compendium of Materia Medica" states: "Turmeric, tulip and radix ophiopogonis are similar in shape and function, but tulip enters the heart and treats blood, while turmeric enters the spleen and treats qi, and radix ophiopogonis enters the liver and treats the blood in qi, which are different. The ancient recipe Wubi Decoction uses sliced turmeric to treat arm pain caused by wind, cold and dampness."

Meridians/ Spleen Meridian , Liver Meridian

Medicinal properties/ warm

Taste/ pungent , bitter

Active ingredient/ Curcumin

Pharmacological effects/

Anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, prevention of Alzheimer's disease, anti-cancer, prevention of cardiovascular disease, promotion of blood circulation, liver protection

Image source: 360 Encyclopedia "Turmeric"

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