FoTi Root Chunks (He Shou Wu) Cured
- Cured in black bean sauce according to traditional Chinese standards.
- Also known as Chinese climbing knotweed or “he shou wu,” which means “the black-haired Mr. He.” It’s a climbing plant that’s native to China. It’s also grown in Taiwan and Japan.
- Fo-ti extracts are used in creams and ointments for skin conditions. Shampoos containing the herb are available to help combat hair loss and graying. It’s also brewed into teas and made into pills.
- In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM), fo-ti has been used in longevity tonics to ward off aging. It’s also been used to treat a variety of other conditions, such as constipation and skin problems.
Storage: Store in a cool, dark, dry place.
Safety: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using any herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications. Consult a health care practitioner if symptoms persist or worsen. Those with gluten sensitivities may want to avoid using this product.
Source: Rebecca Morris. Medically reviewed by Dena Westphalen, Pharm.D. . (July 13, 2019). Fo-Ti: The Cure to Old Age?