Simple Herbal Extracts | He Shou Wu


He Shou Wu

Botanical Name

Polygonum multiflorum

Part Used



Not for use in pregnancy, diarrhea*

Traditional Information*

A major Chinese tonic herb, also known incorrectly as Fo Ti. It nourishes the Chinese kidney, liver and the blood (xue). It is used to stimulate male reproductive function, improve sports performance, stimulate liver and bowel function and lower cholesterol levels.

Herbal Therapeutics Research Library, David Winston (RH) AHG

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