Polyporus Formula is available by Honso Kampo
The chief herb, zhu ling, reinforces the proper functioning of the water pathways and promotes urination. Fu ling and xe xie, the deputy herbs, work together to promote water metabolism, unblock the deep parts of the water pathways and promote urination. The assistant, hua shi, unblocks painful urinary dysfunction and clears heat due to the clumping of water. These four herbs enhance the function of promoting flow in the water pathways and clearing heat, and it is a very effective combination in resolving the clumping of water and heat. The reason that e jiao is chosen as the envoy in this formula is that it can enrich the yin but not cause retention of the pathogenic influences, and also can prevent these promoting-water-flow herbs from injuring the yin. So the focus of this formula is to promote the water flow pathways, clear the heat and nourish the yin.
3 unit packets) contains:
Polyporus (Zhu ling)...3.0g
Hoelen (Fu ling)?3.0g
Alisma Rhizome (Ze xie)?3.0g
Talcum (Hua shi)?3.0g
Asshide glue (E jiao)?3.0g
The usual adult dose is 7.5g/day orally in 3 divided doses before or between meals. The dosage may be adjusted according to the patient's age, body weight, and symptoms.