Poria – a mushroom also known as Wolfiporia, Tuckahoe, and Indian Bread – is widely used in Chinese medicine. This remedy is usually prescribed for the kidneys, but it has a wide range of uses.
It has immuno modulatory, anti-inflammatory, and anti-cancer benefits. It can increase T cell count as well as activate interferon and many more processes.
It has been used to prevent aggregation of calcium oxalate which is why it is used for kidney stones.