Elixir of Life: A highly prized Chinese Adaptogenic Herb that is said to preserve the Stamina, Vigour, and Strength of Youth.
He Shou Wu has been used in Traditional Chinese Medicine for more than 3,000 years and is one of the most popular and highly revered tonic herbs in Asian herbalism. He Shou Wu is the prepared tuberous root of Polygonum multiflorum, a plant that grows in the mountains of central and southern China.
He Shou Wu (Fo-ti) is prepared with black beans
The tuber of He Shou Wu must be prepared in order to be used as a consumed tonic herb. The roots are sliced, gently stewed in black bean soup (in a proportion of 10 parts He Shou Wu to 1 part black beans) until the soup is exhausted. The roots are then dried and ground to a powder.
He Shou Wu contains iron, even more than other blood tonics such as Dong Quai and Goji Berries.
A Zinc Supplement
He Shou Wu contains as high as 42mg per 100gms the herb. Animal type foods are considered to be high in zinc, but they only have 3-5mg per 100 gram, much lower than the 42mg in He Shou Wu.
Zinc is an essential trace mineral required by all forms of life. Numerous aspects of cellular metabolism are zinc-dependent. Zinc plays important roles in growth and development, the immune response, neurological function, and reproduction. Zinc supports the metabolism of testosterone, and supports sperm quality and motility.
Serving Size: Take ¼ to 1½ teaspoons 1-4 times day.
Mix in water, Juice or smoothie.