Poria Five Combination
Poria Five Combination is a classic formulation that supports fluid metabolism, especially as described in classical Chinese health theory. All the herbs in this formula improve fluid circulation throughout the body, in normal healthy people. This formula is warming and promotes the flow of Qi throughout the body and in particular through those areas controlled by the Spleen Meridian. Poria Five Combination can be very useful for a large number of people.
Quality of the Herbs
What distinguishes Dragon Herbs classic formulations from other brands is the quality of the herbs used to produce it and the production technology. All herbs in china (and from most places) come in different grades based upon their variety, seed stock, growing source, growing conditions, care of the cultivators or collectors, and processing at various stages of the supply chain and during production.
That's a lot to consider. But dragon herbs does take all factors these into account in selecting our raw materials and in producing our herbal products.
Poria Five Combination (sometimes called Hoelen Five Combination) is so widely consumed in China that many domestic herb factories produce it. Most of this production uses low grade herbs for price reasons. Many of the peasants of China take Poria Five Combination, so many factories produce it with very cheap materials so that it costs just pennies.
Dragon Herbs does not use low grade, less effective, raw materials for Poria Five Combination or any of its products. Dragon herbs identifies sources of the best raw material, the kind preferred in shanghai or hong kong by those who know herbs and want the best. We use this premium material to produce this important formula.
Production technology also matters. Most factories just throw the herbs into a tank and cook the whole thing for a couple of hours, then they make a powdered extract of the tea using a lot of excipient (usually not natural). Dragon Herbs uses low temperature extraction using very pure water and no chemicals. We add the herbs carefully at incremental stages. Some of the herbs in Poria Five Combination can only be cooked for a few minutes. These "short cook" herbs are cooked separately and carefully and added at the end. For example, the Cinnamon twig in Poria Five Combination is loaded with aromatic oils, so it must be cooked just for a few minutes at most because of its aromatic oil content.
One very important process that most factories skip involves the collection of aromatic oils from the tea. Real Poria Five Combination has a mildly sweet-spicy aroma. This is from the aromatic oils in the herbs. If the herbs are overcooked and the oils are allowed to evaporate away, the true power of Poria Five Combination cannot be achieved – even if good quality herbs are used.
Dragon Herbs always processes it herbs using an "oil trap." An oil trap is a sophisticated device connected to the extraction system. It captures evaporating aromatic oils and collects them in crystallized form. These collected essential oils are therefore not lost. They are blended back into the extract at the end of the process. The function of Poria Five Combination is completely dependent upon the presence of the aromatic oils. And all the oils that were in the original herbs are in the final powder inside the capsule. And this makes all the difference!
Specifications: 100 Capsules 500 mg each
Ingredients: Alisma plantago rhizome, Polyporus, Poria sclerotium, White Atractylodes rhizome, Cinnamon twig
Other Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules**, rice powder
Usage: Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional
Remember Ron Teeguarden's "First Rule of Tonic Herbalism," summed up in a single word – Compliance. If you don't take the herbs, they won't work."
**Pullulan caps 100% natural, water- soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or chemical modifications; gluten free.
- Alisma plantago rhizome, polyporus, poria sclerotium, bai-zhu atractylodes rhizome, cinnamon twig.
- Other ingredients
- Vegetarian capsules, rice powder.
- Suggested Use
- Take 3 capsules, 2 times per day or as directed by a healthcare professional.
- Additional info
- Pullulan caps 100% natural, water-soluble polysaccharide produced through a fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or chemical modifications; gluten free.
- Quantity & type
- 100 capsules 500 mg each.
- Dragon Herbs
- 100 Caps