The exalted adrenal tonic of the Orient, He Shou Wu (also known as Fo-Ti) is one of the most revered herbs in traditional Chinese herbal medicine.
It has long been used to counter exhaustion, balance hormone function, boost libido, increase ‘jing’ energy and increase our ability to cope with stress. To top that, it is also often referred to as 'the longevity herb', displaying a host of anti-ageing benefits relating to DNA protection and repair as well as hair growth and rejuvenation (read more here).
Considered a great Shen and Yin tonic herb of Taoist tradition, He Shou Wu increases our kidneys’ life-giving jing energy. When we restore depleted jing energy, we rebalance our adrenals, restore optimal hormone function, boost low libido, and increase our body’s ability to cope with stress.
According to the spiritual practices of Chinese medicine, He Shou Wu is also known to enhance intuition and is often used extensively by artists, meditators and other creatives who often refer to the herbs ability to foster creativity, inspiration, and intuitive guidance.
Beyond centuries of use in traditional Chinese medicine, laboratory testing has also indicated a number of potential health benefits associated with He Shou Wu including anti-inflammatory, antidiabetic, antibacterial, and antitumor effects (read more here).
Generally Speaking, He Shou Wu Supports:
- Liver & blood
- Kidney Yin Jing
- Healthy Joints
- Healthy antioxidant activity (source of superoxide dismutase)
Start with ¼ - ½ tsp daily. Stir into hot water or plant milk for an instant tonic tea. Works well in hot or cold drinks, broths and meal.