- Anti-aging and longevity properties
- Used for gray hair
- Revered for increased fertility and sexual drive
- Calming to nervous system
The Chinese common name for Fo-Ti, He-Shou-Wu, was the name of a Tang dynasty man whose infertility was supposedly cured by fo-ti; In addition, his long life was attributed to the tonic properties of this herb. Fo-ti Root, the scientific name of which is Polygonum multiflorum, known by many different names, the most popular of which may be He-Sho Wu, a Mandarin name meaning “He has black hair.” According to Chinese legend, Fo-ti Root restores youthful vigor in older men; Lord He-Sho Wu reportedly lived to the ripe old age of 132 since then, traditional Chinese medicine has used fo-ti to treat many ailments.