Dr. Joseph D. Denis - BS; OMD; Dipl. acu (NCCAOM); ND.
PORIA 15 FORMULA : PORIA 15 FORMULA ( Shi Wu Wei Fu Ling Pian ) is designed to help treat obesity. It improves digestion, increases elimination, aids in lipid metabolism, and reduces serum cholesterol, phlegm, and water excess. Suitable for all types of overweight persons, this formula is balanced and safe for long-term use.  Ingredients: Alismatis Rhizoma ( Asian Water Plantain/ Ze Xie) 11% -  Cassiae Semen (Cassia Seed, Sickle-pod Senna/ Jue Ming Zi) 9.2% - Atractylodis Macrocephalae Rhizoma ( White Atractylodes Rhizome/ Bai Zhu) 9.2% - Poria (Poria, Hoelen, Tuckahoe/ Fu Ling) 9.2%  - Cinnamomi Ramulus ( Cassia, Cinnamon Twig/ Gui Zhi) 7.3% - Aurantii Fructus Immaturus ( Immature Bitter Orange Fruit/ Zhi Shi) 7.3% - Citri Reticulatae Pericarpium ( Tangerine Peel/ Chen Pi) 7.3% - Crataegi Fructus ( Chinese Hawthorn Fruit/ Shan Zha) 7.3% - Rhei Radix et Rhizoma (Chinese Rhubarb/ Da Huang) 7.3% - Raphani Semen (Radix Seed / Lai Fu Zi) 6.1% - Cistanches Herba ( Broomrape, Cistanches/ Rou Cong Rong) 6.1% - Glycyrrhizae Radix ( Chinese Licorice Root/ Gan Cao) 5.4% -  Dolomiaeae Radix ( Costus Root, Vladimiria Root / Chuan Mu Xiang) 4.9% -  Pharbitidis Semen ( Morning Glory Seed/ Qian Niu Zi) 2.4% Chinese Medical Actions: Drains dampness, moves qi and blood, relieves food stagnation, moves stool, benefits the spleen and kidneys, clears the liver. CONTRAINDICATIONS: Do not use during pregnancy or while nursing.  Decrease dose if diarrhea occurs.