He-Shou-Wu, also known as Fo-Ti, is a species of flowering plant in the Buckwheat family.  It is indigenous to Central/Southern China and has been used for both culinary and healing purposes for thousands of years to promote good health and virility, and to support healthy ageing.

Literally translated as “black haired Mr He”, He Shou Wu is named for its most well-known use – to prevent and treat premature greying hair and hair loss.  This effect is thought to come from improving the health and function of the kidneys and liver.  He Shou Wu may also balance blood pressure and reduce triglyceride and cholesterol levels.

As a natural detox agent, He Shou Wu has a powerful antibacterial effect and can help remove toxins by cleansing the kidneys, liver and urinary tract.  It can also act as a gentle natural laxative.

He Shou Wu has a strong affinity to the reproductive system in men and women, increasing fertility and sexual vitality by balancing hormone production.  It may also be helpful in reducing excessive menstrual bleeding and lessening menopausal symptoms.