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.
Poria Five Combination is a classical
formulation. What distinguishes Dragon Herbs classic formulations from other
brands is the quality of the herbs used to produce it and the production
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
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 its 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
Capsules 500 mg each
plantago rhizome, Polyporus, Poria
sclerotium, Bai-zhu Atractylodes rhizome, Cinnamon twig.
Ingredients: Vegetarian capsules**, rice powder.
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.”
caps 100% natural, water- soluble polysaccharide produced through a
fermentation process; vegetable origin; non-GMO; no starch, preservatives or
chemical modifications; gluten free.
*These statements have not been evaluated by the FDA.
This product is not intended to
diagnose, treat, cure or
prevent any disease.