He Shou Wu | Wildcrafted

He Shou Wu | Wildcrafted

Regular price $50.00 Sale

90 servings- 4oz 16:1

from Root and Bones

This powerful yin, qi and blood/rejuvenation/longevity tonic is nicknamed “Mr. He’s Black Hair”, after the legendary elder who restored his youthfulness and virility by fortuitously consuming the root. Centuries later, when a Ming dynasty emperor was gifted the ‘seven treasure beard beautifying pill’ soon after, an elixir composed primarily of He Shou Wu, and experienced “great success” fathering children, He Shou Wu was catapulted and , revered for its anti-aging and fertility-enhancing properties. Both energizing and calming, blood purifying and building, hormone balancing and organ tonifying, He shou wu stimulates the body to produce longevity-promoting substances, including the most powerful antioxidant superoxide dismutase, strengthens red blood cell membranes, increases circulation of red blood cells,  and builds blood, which helps restore hair color (hair and skin being a reflection of our health), tonifies and nourishes the blood and organs.

He Shou Wu has been shown to help maintain youthful levels of SOD (super oxide dismustaste) in laboratory animals even as they age. It is widely believed that the SOD generating capacity of He Shou Wu is one of the reasons it has been found to have anti–aging and longevity increasing activity.

He Shou Wu enhances immunity, adrenocortical function, and is known traditionally as a Kidney, blood and yin tonic.

Our HeShouWu is harvested from the di tao Yunnan Province in China and is prepared the traditional way with black beans.

 

 HeShouWu for anemia https://www.sciencedirect.com/science/article/pii/S1875536419300755

HeShouWu for a variety of health conditions: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4471648/

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Potential Adverse Effects of He Shou Wu

Adverse effects are rare with extracts of properly prepared He Shou Wu. Potential adverse effects of this herb are mainly digestive, resulting in loose stool in cases where the herb is not tolerated, and occasional light abdominal pain, nausea, and vomiting. Raw, unprepared He Shou Wu is a laxative and should NOT be consumed as a tonic herb, i.e. on a long term basis. Some companies selling He Shou Wu products are unaware of this issue and sell unprepared He Shou Wu, resulting in adverse effects.

Raw, un–prepared He Shou Wu is used as a laxative in Chinese herbalism, and is NOT used in tonic herbalism.