He Shou Wu "Fo Ti" ~ Tonic Herb of Longevity
This Fo Ti powder is known as "White Fo-Ti" which is the uncured, unprocessed and raw root ( firm, coarse, and light brown to beige in colour.)
Other He Shou Wu available "Red Fo-Ti" is prepared through curing the roots in black bean sauce (with soy oil), which results in a more stronger version, but also increasing the sugar content. The two forms are said to have somewhat different properties.
"Black haired Mr.He"
He Shou Wu is also always known as Fo-ti, Fo-ti-teng, or Ho Shou Wu. He shou wu literally means "black-haired Mr. He" in Chinese and refers to an ancient legend of a villager named Mr. He who ate fo-ti roots and lived to the age of 130 with youthful appearance, sexual potency and vitality and died with black hair.
He Shou Wu is the prepared tuberous root of Polygonum multiflorum, a large vining plant that grows in the mountains of central and southern China.
It is one of the words most richest "Longevity herbs" and is one of China's great four herbal tonics.Like the Goji Berry, Ginseng and Reishi, it is a powerful jing tonic (Yin essence.)
This action is what is believed to enable the chi within the body to circulate freely inside the person and lead to improved and balanced health, strenght, youth and longevity.He Shou Wu's jing effects is especially tonifying to the liver and kidneys, aswell as nourishing and cleansing the blood, fortifying the muscles, tendons and bones, increasing energy, enhancing sexual drive and restoring a youthful condition to the body.
This is the greatest reason why He Shou Wu is so prized in Chinese medicine. Not only useful for maintaining youthfulness but also for providing added strength to the ligaments and bones throughout the body, thus strengthening muscle. He Shou Wu has been widely used by athletes and martial artists in Asia, so it's an incredibly beneficial tonic herb for the athletically inclined, providing strength, resilience and stamina to the body.
He Shou Wu is extremely rich in essential trace minerals zinc and Iron and other rare elements and is a potent antioxidant.Under UK Law, we are not allowed to tell you everything this superior tonic Herb can do for you. But google can!
Consistent consumption of He Shou Wu (or Ho Shou Wu), this famous "longevity herb," also known as Fo Ti, is said in the Orient to help return an aging person to youthfulness.
1/2 – 1 tsp once or twice daily, AM and / or PM, or more as recommended by your health care professional.
A typical dose of He shou wu is 3 g of the raw herb 3 times daily, the raw herb is said to be more effective for constipation.
We love this and have it often! Mix 1/2 – 1 tsp once or twice daily in food or liquid. Mix 1/4 teaspoon into hot water for a coffee-like drink, add nut milk and sweetener for a latte, cacao powder for mocca style.
100% Wildcrafted, Raw, Un-prepared He Shou Wu Root powder (Polygonum multiflorum)
Product of China.