AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE HERBS
Pinyin: he shou wu (zhi)
ENGLISH NAME: Processed Fo-Ti
LATIN NAME: Polygoni Multiflori Radix
Properties: sweet,bitter, astringent, slightly warm
Channels Entered: Kidney, Liver
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Replenishes Jing (Essence) and Nourishes the Blood of the Liver and Kidney
2. Eliminates Toxins
3. Treats Malarial Disorders
4. Moistens the Intestines and Unblocks the Bowels
5. Lowers Cholesterol, Treats Cardiovascular Disorders
10 to 30 grams in herbal decoction.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• He Shou Wu should neither be decocted nor stored in metal containers. It should not be combined with Ci Shi (Magnetitum), Dai Zhe Shi (Haematitum), Yu Yu Liang(Limonitum) or Sheng Tie Luo (Frusta Ferri).
• He Shou Wu should be used with caution in patients with Spleen deficiency, loose stools, or diarrhea. It is not suitable for patients with dampness or phlegm.