Ku Bai Ti, Fomitopsis Officinalis, Laricifomes Officinalis

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Ku Bai Ti, Fomitopsis Officinalis, Laricifomes Officinalis

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TCM Details:
Common Name: Laricifomes Officinalis
Chinese Name: Ku Bai Ti 苦白蹄
Latin Name: Fomitopsis Officinalis
Other Name: Agarikon, Quinine Conk, 阿里红、落叶松茸、药用层孔菌
Origin: Heilongjiang, Jilin, Sichuan, Yunnan, Tibet Province, China
Package: Bag
Storage: Keep in cool, dry and no light place

More About This TCM (In English):
Laricifomes officinalis is a wood-decay fungus in the order Polyporales. It causes brown heart rot on conifers, and is found in Europe, Asia, and North America, as well as Morocco. It is commonly known as agarikon, as well as the quinine conk because of its extremely bitter taste. DNA analysis supports L. officinalis as distinct from the genus Fomitopsis. The conks were once collected extensively for production of medicinal quinine, which they were thought to contain, because of the bitter taste of the powdered conk. However, they do not contain quinine, and have no anti-malarial properties.

The distinctive conks can be large, as much as two feet long, hoof-shaped or columnar. They are soft, yellow-white when young, soon becoming white and chalky throughout. The decay is brown, cubically cracked, with thick white felts in large cracks. The taste of both conks and felts is bitter and distinct for this species. A single conk usually indicates complete cull. Infected trees can be habitat for snag-nesting species.

L. officinalis was used by the Ancient Greeks to treat consumption (tuberculosis) according to the writings of Pedanius Dioscorides in 65 AD, and by some indigenous people to treat smallpox. The presence of Agarikon at burial sites may indicate that its use was once widespread. Mycologist Paul Stamets has performed numerous investigations of the biological activities of Agarikon. Agarikon extracts have demonstrated antiviral activity against a range of viruses in vitro. This activity has been specifically observed against pox family viruses, HSV-1 and HSV-2, Influenza A, Influenza B, and Mycobacterium tuberculosis in vitro. Other researchers have identified novel chlorinated coumarins in the organism which demonstrated notably low minimum inhibitory concentrations against the Mycobacterium tuberculosis complex.

Read More Info. About It (In Chinese 中文介绍):
  苦白蹄,中药名。为多孔菌科真菌药用拟层孔菌Fomitopsis officinalis(Vill.ex Fr.)Bond.et Sing.的子实体。夏、秋采收,切去粗糙外皮,晒干,磨碎。
性味
  味甘、苦,性温。
归经
  归肺、胃、肝、肾经。
功效
  止咳平喘,祛风除湿,消肿止痛,利尿,解蛇毒。
主治
  咳嗽,哮喘,慢性风湿性关节炎,胃痛,咽喉肿痛,牙周炎,尿路结石,水肿,毒蛇咬伤。
相关配伍
  治腹痛,感冒,肺结核患者盗汗,毒蛇咬伤:苦白蹄0.6g。水煎服,每日2次。(刘波《中国药用真菌》)
相关论述
  刘波《中国药用真菌》:“清肺化痰,健胃,泻下,通便。主治腹痛,感冒,慢性气管炎,盗汗。”

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