He Shou Wu, (also known as Fo-ti or Polygonum multiflorum) is one the premiere Superior class tonic herbs. It is a longevity and Yin Essence replenishing herb of the highest order. Legend has it that it can return an aging person to his or her youthful years. It builds essence, builds blood, and enhances fertility for men and women alike. It is also used in formulas for supporting hair growth and reversing premature graying of hair.
He Shou wu has been prized for centuries because of its ability to prevent premature aging and enhance longevity and youthfulness. According to Chinese theory, He Shou Wu restores and nourishes the primal energy of the body known as "Jing" or "Essence." By nourishing that root energy the skeletal system, the muscular system, and the nervous system are tonified and energized.
He Shou Wu has also been shown to increase the body's level of SOD (superoxide dismutase), a critical antioxidant that the body produces to fight free radical damage. SOD helps the body maintain proper cellular function and replication with protection against DNA damage.
He Shou Wu is very rich in the mineral Zinc, which supports reproductive and sexual energy, and Iron, which supports healthy blood building.
He Shou Wu’s extraordinary ability to strengthen the kidneys and adrenals, as well as to modulate the hormonal system, results in its classification as a ‘jing tonic’. A jing tonic boosts sexual energy, fertility, mental clarity, and the development of tissues and fluids like hair, tendons, and blood. Most of all, He Shou Wu is considered to be the number one anti-aging tonic.
He Shou Wu Benefits:
- Relieveing ithing, eczema, and dry skin
- Reducing symptoms of alopecia - the name “shou-wu” means “full head of black hair” Chinese
- Slowing the degradation of glands
- Reducing the accumulation of lipid peroxidation
- Reducing the risk of cancer
- Improving cardiovascular health by reducing cholesterol
- Enhancing immune function
- Cleansing the liver and the kidneys
- Protecting and maintaining blood vessel health
- Protecting against free-radical damage from ultraviolet light
Who can use it? Anyone
Ingredients: Organic Prepared Polygonum multiflorum (He Shou Wu, Fo-ti) root extract
Method of Extraction: Double extraction (hot water and organic grain alcohol)
Other Ingredients: None
Usage: 1/2 – 1 tsp twice daily, AM and PM, or as directed by a healthcare professional
 The Way of Chinese Herbs Michael Tierra. 1998 pp. 47
 Today's Herbal Health: The Essential Reference Guide, Louise Tenne. 2007 pp. 160-161
 Fo-ti-What You Need To Know. Cathy Wong. 2007
*THESE STATEMENTS HAVE NOT BEEN EVALUATED BY THE FOOD AND DRUG ADMINISTRATION. THIS PRODUCT IS NOT INTENDED TO DIAGNOSE, TREAT OR PREVENT DISEASE.