Poria – To feel grounded and calm, and to clear the digestive system

download“When adversity strikes, that’s when you have to be the most calm. Take a step back, stay strong, stay grounded and press on.” –LL Cool J

Poria has several powerful benefits.  The first is that it can relieve a tendency to accumulate moisture in the body.  Poria is a chi tonic that is good for all issues that relate to systemic dampness in the body, including fungal conditions, water retention, and food intolerances.  Poria will get that stagnant water moving out of the body.

The spleen organ system is the one that most commonly suffers under damp conditions.  ‘Damp spleen’ will affect your digestion, which may be clogged up with waste.  Poria is good to help clear that waste, especially if used in combination with White Atractylodes.

Poria is also a shen tonic herb that can be of help on a spiritual level so that you feel better about life.  It’s famous for helping you feel more grounded and down-to-earth, with a calmer, broader perspective on life.

It’s a shen stabilising herb; rather than being all in your head and all over the place, you can come back down to earth and feel calmer and be more present.  It’s particularly good in combination with other shen herbs such as reishi, as found in Lion Heart Herbs Serenity formula.


Taste; bland
Treasures; chi, shen
Organs; heart, kidneys, spleen
Temperature; neutral

Elwin Robinson

Elwin Robinson is the Founder of Lion Heart Herbs, Europe's #1 Educator on the Taoist approach to Health, and #1 Supplier of High Quality and Affordable Taoist Tonic Herbs to the World.

Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.

Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.

Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.
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