He Shou Wu
Pinyin Name: He Shou Wu
English Name: Radix Polygoni Multiflori
Other Names: Chinese Knotweed, Fallopia Multiflora, Fo Ti, Polygala Vine, Tuber Fleeceflower Root
Tastes: Bitter, Sweet, Astringent
Origin: Henan, Hubei and Guangxi provinces in China
Benefits of He Shou Wu:
He Shou Wu is one of the most popular herbs in Chinese medicine. It is the root of Polygonum Multiflorum Thunb, harvested during autumn. Benefits of He Shou Wu include anti-aging, improving red blood cells, improving immune system, protecting liver function, regulating blood sugar, reversing hardening of arteries, stimulating adrenal cortex.
Side Effects: Side effects can occur in some people after taking He Shou Wu. It may include diarrhea, nausea, abdominal pain, vomiting.
Common TCM Herbal Formulas with He Shou Wu:
He Ren Yin, He Shou Wu Wan, Qi Bao Mei Ran Dan, Shou Yan Shou Dan.