Herbal Information on Prepared Fo-Ti Root in Bulk Cut Form
Common Name: Fo-Ti Root
Botanical Name: Polygonum multiflorum; Radix prepared
Channels/Meridians: Heart, Liver, Gallbladder
Pin Yin Name: Shou Wu (Zhi)
Other Names: Radix Polygoni Multiflori, fleece flower root
Other Ingredients: Prepared w/ Black Bean (Soy)
Package Size: 1 Pound (1 lb.)
Dosage: Consult your healthcare professional for correct dosage.
Brand: Nuherbs Organic
Cautions: Do not use if pregnant or nursing.
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Naturally Occurring Components: Anthraquinones, phospholipids such as lecithin, stilbene glycoside (2,3,5,4-tetrahydroxystilbene-2-O-ß-D-glucopyranoside)
Product Properties: Bitter, Slightly Acrid, Cool
Benefits of He Shou Wu
He Shou Wu is a Traditional Chinese Herbs, which is commonly used as a kidney tonic. It is a powerful antioxidant. The sliced form of He Shou Wu is commonly used as a decoction, or made into an liquid extract.
The word processed is used when describing He Shou Wu or Fo-Ti, as it is cooked (stewed or stemmed) in black soybean for up to three days. Robert Rister a College Instructor states " Black beans contain saponins that precipitate compounds in the herb. They take compounds out of the medicine that might not necessarily be "toxic" but that interfere with the intended use of the herb. Of course, the ancient sages of Traditional Chinese Medicine didn't talk about saponins or precipitates. Our understanding is a lot more straightforward. " The roots are very dark, almost black once this process has been completed. Fo-Ti is used in several formulas such as Seven Treasures for Hair Teapills and Nourish the Surface Teapills.
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Each batch of herbs is dual-lab tested by in-house lab and independent third party lab. In-house lab is equipped with instruments such as a high performance liquid chromatograph, moisture determination meter, Fourier transform infrared spectrometer, atomic absorption spectrophotometer, gas chromatograph, etc.
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Traditional Chinese Herbs
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