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Fo-Ti (Polygonum multiflorum) is a climbing herbaceous perennial vine which is a member of the Polygonaceae plant family. It has distinctive elongated heart shaped leaves, red stems, and pink or white flowers. The root is a tuber which often has the distinction of looking like a little man. Various parts of the plant, including the root, rhizome, tuber and leaves are utilized for different health purposes *.
This plant has documentation of being used for over 1000 years as a ‘royal tonic’* and is known by many names, including Fleece Flower, Climbing Knotweed, and most commonly as He Shou Wu.
The name He Shou Wu translates to ‘Mr. He’s Black Hair tonic’, or ‘King He’s White Hair Turned Black’. Chinese Legends describe a sickly, middle aged, infertile man named He, who discovered this herb and reversed the aging process *. He fathered many children into old age, and turned his gray hair back to jet black * ! While there are no studies about this cosmetic ability, the plant does have a wide range of bioactive compounds, including chrysophanic acids such as anthrone and chrysophanol, anthraquinones and stilbene glucosides. According to a 2015 review published in the journal Pharmacognosy Research, “Polygonum multiflorum (PM), officially listed in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia, is one of the most popular perennial Chinese traditional plants * .
*These statements have not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure or prevent any disease.
Complementary Product: Fo ti Alcohol Liquid Extract 2 oz
All plants have unique chemical characteristics, markers, and natural patterns that can be used to identify them (just like human fingerprints). Our in house laboratory has accumulated and preserved over 800 plant specimens, creating one of the most comprehensive collections of genetically verified plant specimens found anywhere in the world. Our state of the art laboratory equipment has identified each and every plant’s distinctive botanical fingerprint, which we then use as our baseline to analyze the quality and purity of every incoming botanical used to manufacture our products. This unique process is our Advanced Botanical Fingerprint Technology®, and we take great pride in knowing that it allows us to completely assure you that your products contain only the highest quality botanical ingredients.
Using carefully controlled extraction techniques, we capture the holistic balance® of each herb and the value is passed on to you, our customer. From plant to shelf™, you can be assured that we know exactly what’s in the product in your hand, and we guarantee it is authentic, safe, effective, holistically balanced®, and of course….Nature’s Answer®.
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