He Shou Wu (Fo-ti)
About our organic he shou wu (fo ti)
He shou wu is a highly prized Chinese adaptogenic herb that has been used in traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 3,000 years and is one of the most popular and highly revered tonic herbs in herbalism. He shou wu is the prepared tuberous root of Polygonum multiflorum, a plant that grows in the mountains of central and southern China.
Country of Origin: China
Botanical Name: Polygonum Multiflorum
Other Names: Chinese Knotweed, Climbing Knotweed, Kashuu, Fo-Ti
Our organic he shou wu (Fo-ti) is prepared using the traditional method, the roots of the plant are sliced, gently stewed in black bean soup (in a proportion of 10 parts he shou wu to 1 part black beans) until the soup is exhausted. The roots are then dried and ground to a powder.
Possible health benefits of he shou wu
He Shou Wu is very rich in the mineral iron, in fact, it contains more than other blood tonics such as Dong Quai and Goji Berries.
He shou wu contains as much as 42mg per 100g of zinc. Meat and animal products are considered to be high in zinc, but they only contain 3-5mg per 100g, much lower than the 42mg found in he shou wu. Zinc is an essential trace mineral required by all forms of life. Numerous aspects of cellular metabolism are zinc-dependent. Zinc plays important roles in growth and development, the immune response, neurological function and reproduction.
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Take ¼ to 1 teaspoon 1-4 times daily. He shou wu can be mixed in water, juice, smoothie or in a tonic with other Chinese herbs.
Nutritional info Per 100g
Energy KJ – 1287KJ
Energy Kcal – 306Kcal
Total Fat 1.17g
of which saturates 0.45g
of which sugars 5.59g
Dietary Fibre 21.26g
Allergen free from:
Peanut, Peanut Oil
Milk & Derivatives
Wheat & Gluten
Other Known Allergens
Free from any GMO
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