Parts used - the root


Common Uses

  • As a Laxative
  • Helps relieve symptoms of Arteriosclerosis
  • Helps lower high cholesterol levels
  • Boosts immune function
  • Rejuvenating tonic to increase vigor, encourage longevity and enhance fertility in both men and women.

Side Effects

Fo-Ti can cause a stomach upset, diarrhea, and/or skin rashes in some people. It has also been reported that high doses can cause numbness of the extremities.
Safety Issues Fo-Ti should not be taken if you are pregnant or nursing.


The History of Fo-Ti
Fo-Ti, also called he-shou-wu, is an evergreen climbing plant native to China, where it is widely grown.
It has long been an established part of Chinese medicine where it has been used to treat a wide variety of complaints.

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