Indian Bread is the dried sclerotium of the fungus, Poria
cocos (Schw.) Wolf (Fam. Polyporaceae). The drug is collected
mostly in July to September, removed from soil, piled up,
spread, and air-dried on the surface. Repeat this operation
for several times until wrinkles appears and the inside
water evaporated, then dired in the shade. It is known as
"Fulingge". Or the fresh sclerotium is cut and dried
in the air. According to the cut portions, and known as "Fulingpi"
and " Fulingkuai", respectively.
To cause diuresis, to invigorate the spleen
function and to calm the mind.
Edema with oliguria; dizziness and palpitation caused
by retained fluid; diminished function of the spleen marked
by anorexia, loose stools or diarrhea; restlessness and insomnia.