3 ways Fo-Ti (He Shou Wu), is the Miracle Root for Health and Hair

by Leila Causey April 17, 2019

Fo-Ti (He Shou Wu), the Miracle Root for Health and Hair


Fo-Ti, He Shou Wu or Fallopia Multiflora (Polygonum Multiflorum), is a tonic and astringent medicinal plant very important in the use of Oriental Natural Medicine given the number of benefits it provides.


The plant He Shou Wu is of Chinese origin, country where the largest cultivation of this plant is carried out, it also grows in the territories of Taiwan and Japan, it can reach four meters with fifty centimeters of height, they have a black tuber or brown of great size and very particular shape, its leaves are heart-shaped and uses insects to pollinate its flowers with hermaphroditic reproductive units.


This medicinal plant little known in the West is a powerful remedy used for thousands of years to improve health, has rejuvenating properties that help to delay aging and stop hair loss and gray hair.


Fo-ti is the name of a plant native to China that is also grown in Japan and Taiwan. The common Chinese name of the plant is He Shou Wu, which is attributed to the name of a man of the Tang dynasty whose infertility was supposedly cured after taking fo-ti, also recovering youth and hair color


Benefits of Fo-Ti or He Shou Wu


  • Help rejuvenate the hair. Promotes hair growth and provides pigmentation to hair.


The fo-ti has a long history of use as a tonic to reverse hair loss and restore its natural color. Being rich in iron and zinc, which are two important essential minerals in the structure and growth of hair, it has beneficial effects that help prevent premature graying of the hair (it helps restore the hair's natural color), the thinning of the strand of the hair, and hair loss due to weakening of the hair follicle. In fact, as it is said to return color to graying hair, the Chinese translation of he shou wu is "Mr. He's Black Hair".


Its positive effects come from helping to improve internal organs such as the kidney and liver. The health of the kidneys and the liver plays an important role in hair coloring and growth. By toning and restoring the proper functioning of these internal organs, this plant works on the fundamental causes of gray hair and hair loss.


In addition, this plant helps restore hair loss and gray hair because it balances the hormonal system in both men and women, reducing stress and feeding the immune system.


A study in 2017 on several animal species that was published in the Journal of Advanced Pharmaceutical Technology & Research found evidence that fo-ti used in safe doses can act as a potential agent for the treatment of premature graying of hair and other diseases related to the loss of pigmentation. Fo-ti appears to significantly induce melanin synthesis, having a positive effect on hair pigment.

Leila Causey
Leila Causey