Fo-Ti Root

Fo-Ti Root

Fo-ti ( Polygonum Multiflorum ) is a herbaceous perennial vine, climbing plant from the Polygonaceae Family. It is Native to East Asia and has been used in Chinese Medicine for centuries. Believed to increase the number of hair follicles and stimulate hair growth, Fo-ti i the herb is processed by taking the root of the plant and curing it.
 The unprocessed root is white fo-ti while the processed root is called red fo-ti. White Fo-Ti Root is used to relax the bowels and detoxify the blood. Red Fo-Ti is used to strengthen the blood, improve the function of your liver and kidneys, memory issues and increase overall vitality. In addition, Fo-Ti is used to treat premature aging, unusual vaginal discharges, bacterial infections, mild angina pectoris, muscle weakness and erectile dysfunction. You can also apply this herb directly to your skin to assist in the healing of carbuncles, skin eruptions, itching and sores.
Our opinion is to use this herb extremely sparingly and never for more than a week. Though there are many benefits to this herb and it has some great properties; this herb is not to be taken in larger doses or for an extended period of time. 

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This herb is only to be taken for 1 week at 1/4 tsp a day. Do not use Fo-Ti if you are pregnant/breastfeeding, have hormonal imbalances I.e. P.C.O.S./Endometriosis, have existing liver issues/disease, on blood thinners I.e. warfarin or if your child is under 14 years of age. Signs of possible liver toxicity are 

  • Fatigue
  • Abdominal Pain (upper right side)
  • Dark Urine
  • Jaundice 
  • Nausea
  • Vomiting

If you are on “Common Medications”, I.e. Digoxin, Diabetes Medications or Stimulant Laxatives, consult with your physician before taking.


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