He Shou Wu, (also known as Fo-ti or Polygonum multiflorum) is one of 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 reproductive function 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 may act as an MAO inhibitor. This inhibition essentially helps support the recycling of dopamine and serotonin in the brain instead of being broken down by MAO (Monoamine Oxidase)
He Shou Wu is very rich in the mineral Zinc, which supports reproductive and sexual energy, and Iron, which supports healthy blood building.
Like any Jing tonic, He Shou Wu can help to build potential energy used for achieving, creating, and healing.
Our He Shou Wu is traditionally prepared and concentrated into a 10:1 extract.