FO-TI (Polygonum multiforum) aka - Chinese Knotweed, Climbing Knotweed, Flowery Knotweed, Fo-ti-Teng, He Shou Wu, Ho Shou Wu
Traditional Chinese medicine uses Knotweed to balance energy in the kidney meridian, strengthen bones, prevent hair loss and premature graying, and protect the skin from sun damage. It is believed that an alkaloid present in the tuber (root) is responsible for the rejuvenating effect on the brain cells, the endocrine glands, and the nerves. In China, it is widely believed that Fo-Ti returns the natural black color to previously gray hair. Fo-Ti appears to stimulate the adrenal gland and help detox the body. It has been used to get rid of atherosclerosis, blood deficiency, carbuncles, eczema, goiter, heat toxicity, high cholesterol hypertension, lymph node inflammation, nerve damage, scrofula, sores, and wind rash. Chinese Knotweed has a reputation as an herb that can increase fertility naturally in males and as an herbal impotence remedy. Fo-Ti is also believed to be a good herbal remedy to elevate the immune system naturally and to lower bad cholesterol and relieve exhaustion.
- Primary uses: Here are just a few of the maladies that FO-TI can provide relief for: • Atherosclerosis • Weakened Adrenals • Male Infertility • Immune System • Cholesterol • Goiter • Eczema