HE SHOU WU (large bag)
HE SHOU WU (large bag)
HE SHOU WU (large bag)

Anima Mundi Apothecary

HE SHOU WU (large bag)

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HE SHOU WU : Root of Longevity - 1 LB BAG

This is one of those holy roots that has a whole lot of documented uses since ancient times, as well as being revered by the modern scientific community. He Shou Wu, Polygonum multiflorum, is a popular herb in traditional Chinese medicine.

Commonly known as He shou wu in China and Fo-ti in North America, studies have shown this herb to be beneficial in the treatment of cancer, supporting diabetes, hair loss, hardening of the arteries, and neurodegenerative diseases. 

Traditionally, it's also revered as a spiritual herb, known amongst monks and healers to boost spiritual potency. 

Possible Healing Benefits of He Shou Wu found in scientific studies:

- Anti-inflammatory

- Promotes Immune Function

- May Protect the Liver

- May Protect the bones from oxidative stress

- Protects tissue oxygenation in Diabetes

 Recommended Dosage:

As a typical tonic medicine found in Chinese medicine and other healing traditions in Asia, the clinical utility of He Shou Wu largely depends on processing methods. The hepatotoxicity of HSW is not easily detected when used at recommended doses and when properly processed as a decoction.  In the Chinese Pharmacopoeia the predetermined daily dose of decocted He Shou Wu is 3-6g, about 1/2-1tsp.

The main chemicals responsible for hepatotoxicity of HSW are free anthraquinones such as emodin and physcion. Which are at higher percentages when consumed in its raw form. Because it also may mimics estrogen in the body, it is not recommended for those dealing with estrogen positive cancers, or excessive estrogen count overall.