The scierotium of Polyporus umbeltatus (Pers.) Fries, family Polyporaceae.
The sample appearing as irregular tuberculate masses with a dark brown
Prepared as pieces, striped or round masses, yellow-white or yellow-brown
in colour. Fine in texture. Sweet and bland in taste, mild in nature,
and attributive to kidney and urinary bladder channels.
1. Promote diuresis to eliminate dampness from the lowerjiao: For dampness-retention
syndrome, such as edema, dysuria, leucorrhagia and jaundice; stranguria
caused by dampness (such as urinary stone, chyluria and those of heat
type). Decoction of Polyporus Umbelkitus (composed of Polyporus Umbellatus,
Pona, Rhizoma Alismatis, Talcum and Colki cbrii Asini) is used for urinary
stone. The polysaccharide of Polyporus Umbellatus may be used for chronic
hepatitis and for turning HBsAg to negative.
2. Antitumorigenesis: Injection of its polysaccharide may be used together
with chemotherapy and radiotherapy for cancers of the lung and liver and
1. Its polysaccharide inhibits sarcoma180 and hepatic carcinoma in mice.
2. Its decoction promotes macrophage phagocytosis and enhances lymphocyte-blastogenesis
Ampoule (containing its polysaccharide): 40mg IM once or twice daily.