Fo-Ti, Polygonum multiflorum, Hydrocotyle Asiatica Minor, He shou wu.
The botanical name of He Shou Wu is Polygonum multiforum. It is also known as the mountain spirit, Fo-ti Root and Hydrocotyle Asiatica Minor. It has skin tonic, sedative, hypo-glycaemic, estrogenic, astringent, aphrodisiac, anti-scrofulous, anti-cancer, analgesic, and adaptogens.
In ancient times, it was firmly believed that He Shou Wu is able to bestow immortality on those who use it. The traditional Chinese medicinal system attributes it to the nourishment of the spirit and heart. It has been prescribed for promoting and enhancing fertility, treating diarrhoea, piles, menstrual and post-partum problems, tumours, and skin conditions.
It is also well-known for its ability to reverse greying of hair. It is also perhaps the best ever energy tonic you will ever use. Its sedative properties calm the nerves and enhance the performance of the liver and kidneys. It is also prescribed for strengthening the bones, tendons, and muscles. He Shou Wu is also used to sustain sexual drive, increase sperm count and improve the health of the egg in women.
He Shou Wu is also a rich source of iron and powerful antioxidants, which is why it is so effective as an anti-aging remedy.