Poria Cocos Powder
Poria cocos, a mushroom that grows at the roots of pine trees, has been used as a traditional herbal medicine for more than two thousand years. Poria cocos have mild medicinal properties and are good for the heart and spleen.
In addition, Poria cocos also have the effect of moisturizing the skin and beautifying the spots when used externally. Studies have shown that Poria cocos can increase myocardial contractility, increase myocardial nutritional blood flow, protect capillaries, protect the liver, reduce transaminase, and improve immune function.
Poria cocos powder, also known as Poria cocos extract, contains β-Poria polysaccharide, accounting for about 93% of the dry weight, and also contains Poria acid, lecithin, choline, histidine, and the like.
Poria polysaccharides can enhance immune function and protect the liver. Poria cocos powder decoction has a sedative effect and has an obvious synergistic effect on the anesthetic effects of pentobarbital sodium and thiopental sodium. Poria extract also has a cardiotonic effect. It can increase the white blood cells of experimental rats, and the small molecule polysaccharide can increase the level of 2,3-diphosphoglycerate in isolated healthy human and mouse erythrocytes.
Poria cocos extract has a certain anti-aging effect, can competitively inhibit the activity of tyrosinase, and reduce the amount of melanin production, the decoction has an inhibitory effect on Staphylococcus aureus, Escherichia coli, Proteus, etc., and has a significant antiviral effect.