Poria (China Root/Fu Ling): About, Benefits & Uses

Poria (China Root/Fu Ling): About, Benefits & Uses | Vita Herbal Nutrition

Dried China Root (茯苓), also known as Poria or Fu Ling, has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for centuries as a powerful health-boosting remedy.

With a bright complexion and square-like shape, this herb has a wide range of properties which make it a great option for wellbeing goals. 

So, without further ado here's an overview of Dried China Root and how they could be a great addition to your everyday routine...

What is Dried China Root?

Dried China Root is a type of fungus which typically grows on pine trees. It has a soft skin, with an odourless smell and an elastic property. 

The species typically range in colour, from pale red to white/grey. 

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Dried China Root possess a sweet-to-bland taste and neutral properties which target the heart, spleen, lung and kidney meridians. 

What are the potential health benefits?

Being traditional used to treat a variety of ailments, consuming this herb may potentially assist with the following:

  • Promote urination and leaching out dampness
  • Strengthen the spleen
  • Assist to calm the spirit
  • Soothe the nerves
  • Help with hot flashes
  • Insomnia
  • Anxiety
  • Memory
  • Fatigue
  • Diabetes
  • Bacterial infections
  • Inflammation

In addition, Dried China Root are suitable for vegans and gluten-free.  

How can I use Dried China Root?

As eagerly anticipated, here are some fantastic fast ways to use Dried China Root in your everyday routine...

Milk Tea Decoction

With Poria possessing a rather bland taste, pairing this with whole milk to create a tea decoction is a great way to steep the essence from the herb into a delicious drink (perfect with breakfast). 

Here's how you create this sip of heaven... 

What You'll Need (1 serving)


  1. Blend down the Poria into a paste
  2. Mix this powder with a dash of cold water and allow to thicken
  3. Pour the milk into a pot, then pour the milk on top and allow to boil over a medium-low heat
  4. Add the Poria paste into the pot, then stir gently throughout to bind 
  5. Once bound together, remove from the heat
  6. Serve and enjoy! 

Soups & Porridges

Creating a Poria powder allows this herb to be infused in soups or porridge, making a delicious dish with additional health boosting benefits!  

    How can I get hold of Dried China Root?

    This herb is available in the following quantities:

    Dried China Root 茯苓 (Fu Ling/Poria) | (100g)

    Dried China Root 茯苓 (Fu Ling/Poria) | (500g)


    Now that you've got some great ways to incorporate this versatile herb into your daily routine, show off your Poria knowledge with your friends and family!

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