Antibiotic Associated Diarrhea and Poria Cocos

Antibiotic overuse has become a major concern, leading to a notable increase in cases of antibiotic-associated diarrhea (AAD). Recent studies highlight the disruptive effects of antibiotics on gut microbiota, contributing to AAD.

Interestingly, traditional Chinese medicine, particularly Poria cocos polysaccharide (PCP), shows promise in addressing this issue. PCP not only alleviates AAD symptoms but also fortifies the body's immune response, offering a holistic approach to managing this condition.

These findings open doors to exploring alternative therapies for AAD, emphasizing the importance of integrating traditional medicine into modern healthcare practices. 


Xu, Huachong, et al. "Poria cocos polysaccharide ameliorated antibiotic-associated diarrhea in mice via regulating the homeostasis of the gut microbiota and intestinal mucosal barrier." International Journal of Molecular Sciences 24.2 (2023): 1423.