茯苓

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Pachyma cocos; china root fungus; tuber
simp. and trad.
(茯苓)

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Noun[edit]

茯苓

  1. a medicinal mushroom, Wolfiporia extensa (Peck) Ginns (formerly known as Poria cocos and Daedalea extensa), commonly used in traditional Chinese medicine to "protect the kidney and the liver".

See also[edit]

  • 土茯苓 (wild tuckahoe)
  • 利湿药 ("dampness-eliminating" medicinal materials in traditional Chinese medicine)
  • 药材 (medicinal materials in traditional Chinese medicine)

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