He Shou Wu

He Shou Wu written in Chinese

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

Health Conditions Treated with He Shou Wu: Gray Hair, Hair Loss, Osteoporosis

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.

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