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He Shou Wu

Polygonum | 何首烏
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SKU H4790
Ingredients: Fo-ti root (he shou wu).


Mandarin: 何首烏
Pin-Yin: He Shou Wu
English: Multiflorum
Romaji: Kashu
Kanji: 何首烏
Kampo: No



Pharmaceutical Name:

  • Polygoni multiflori Radix


  • Chinese Herbal Medicine Materia Medica (Bensky et al.)


  • Raw: Bitter, sweet, astringent, neutral
  • Processed: Bitter, sweet, astringent, slightly warm

Channels Entered:

  • Raw: Liver, heart, large intestine
  • Processed: Liver, kidney

Herb Actions:

  • Raw: Moistens the intestines and unblocks the bowels; Relieves fire toxicity; Checks malarial disorder
  • Processed: Tonifies liver and kidneys; Expels wind from the skin by nourishing the blood



  • Use caution with those who are pregnant
  • Processed: not recommended to be combined with other drying, hot herbs
  • Not recommended in large doses

Commonly Found In:

  • He-shou-wu & Lycium Formula, Tang-kuei & Tribulus Combination

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