The sporophore or mycelium of Polystictus versicolor (L.) Fr., family
The pileus semiorbicular or shell-like, coriaceous, usually jointed with
each other as imbrication, and with concentric half-annulus bands, multicoloured;
the gill white; without stipe. Sweet and bland in taste, slightly cold
in nature, and attributive to spleen, lung and liver channels.
1. Invigorate the spleen and eliminate dampness: For spleen-deficiency
syndrome with anorexia and loose stools. Recently, used for hepatitis,
hepatocirrhosis, nephritis, rheumatoid artbritis, etc.
2. Relieve cough and dyspnea
3. Anticarcinogenic: For leukemia, lymphoma, early stage of liver cancer,
and cancers of the stomach, breast and cervix.
1. Its polysaccharide increases the amount of macrophages and promotes
phagocytic function,and enhances the rates of lymphocyte-blastogenesis
and rosette forming.
2. Antagonizing immunosuppression caused by cyclophosphamide, 5-Fu or
3. Inhibiting the synthesis of DNA and RNA in tumor cells, and aileviating
the side effects of chemotherapy and radiotherapy.
Instant granules: 1 package tid.
Ampoule (containing 40mg of its polysaccharide): 1 ampoule IM bid, 4 weeks
as one course, another course may be continued after an interval of 2
weeks; or 3-4 ampoules added in 10% glucose solution 300 ml IV for drips
daily for 10 days, and then continue for 10 days after an interval of