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
- Bacterial infections
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)
- 10g dried China Root
- Pot and bowl
- 200ml whole milk
- Dash of cold water
- Blend down the Poria into a paste
- Mix this powder with a dash of cold water and allow to thicken
- Pour the milk into a pot, then pour the milk on top and allow to boil over a medium-low heat
- Add the Poria paste into the pot, then stir gently throughout to bind
- Once bound together, remove from the heat
- 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:
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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