Polyporus umbellatus

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Historical Use of Polyporus umbellatus

Polyporus umbellatus in Traditional Chinese Medicine


Fenzhuling ·ÛÖíÜß Chinese Name (pinyin): Zhuling

Chinese Name  :

Common Name  :Umbellate Pore

Specific Name  : Polyporus

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Collection  : The drug is collected in spring and autumn, removed from soil and dried.

Description  : Strip shaped, subrpounded or compressed lumped, sometimes branched, 5 - 25cm long, 2 - 6cm in diameter. Externally black, greyish black or brownish black, crumpled or warty. Light texture, hard, fracture whitish or yellowish white, somewhat granular, odour slight and taste weak.

Identification  : 1.Section: All consisting of interweaved hyphae. The outer layer 27 - 54µm thick, hyphae brown, uneasily separated, the inner hyphae colorless sinous. 2 - 10µm in diameter, sometimes septa visible with branches or tubercular swellings. Numerous prisms of calcium oxalate among the hyphae, mostly in octahedron cubes, regular, double conical octahedrons or irregular polyhedrons, 3 - 60µm in diameter, up to 68µm long, sometimes with several crystal aggregated.2.Boil 1 g of the powder with 10 ml of dilute hydrochloric acid on water bath for 15 minutes and stir, a viscose is produced. To a small quantity of the powder, add a quantity of sodium hydroxide solution (1Õ5) and stir, a suspension is produced.Total ash: Not more than 12.0%

Processing  : Eliminate foreign matter, soak in water, wash clean, soften thoroughly, cut into thick slices and dry.

Action  : To induce diuresis and remove damp.

Indication  : oliguria, edema, diarrhea, dysuria, excessive leukorrhea

Precautions  :

Dosage  : 6 to 12 g.

Storage  : Preserve in a ventilated and dry place.

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1st Five Results: pubmed search

Xiong Gao, Xiaofei Li, Jingjing Mu, Chi-Tang Ho, Jiyan Su, Yuting Zhang, Xiaorong Lin, Zhongzheng Chen, Bin Li, Yizhen Xie
Preparation, physicochemical characterization, and anti-proliferation of selenium nanoparticles stabilized by Polyporus umbellatus polysaccharide.
Int. J. Biol. Macromol.: 2020;
[PubMed:32087224] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I a)

Xiao-Yu Bian, Tian-Lin Pei, Zong-Suo Liang, Zhao-Yang Chang
[A landscape of transcriptome analysis of three sclerotia growth stages in Polyporus umbellatus].
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi: 2019, 44(17);3718-3723
[PubMed:31602944] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Rui-Qi Song, Tie-Gui Nan, Yuan Yuan, Yan Jin, Quan Yang, Min Zhang, Kai-Yong Hu
[Study on polysaccharide content and monosaccharide composition of Polyporus umbellatus from different production areas].
Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi: 2019, 44(17);3608-3614
[PubMed:31602930] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (P p)

Ning Guo, Zongli Bai, Weijuan Jia, Jianhua Sun, Wanwan Wang, Shizhong Chen, Hong Wang
Molecules: 2019, 24(14);
[PubMed:31295903] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)

Qing Huang, Liyuan Li, Huiling Chen, Qingfei Liu, Zhao Wang
Nutrients: 2019, 11(7);
[PubMed:31261807] [WorldCat.org] [DOI] (I e)



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