FO TI (HO-SHOU WU) - Turns White Hair to Black

Ho-Shou wu is a Chinese herb, the discovery of which is associated with a Chinese man who was 58 years old and got trapped by the floods in the mountains for many days. The only food available to him was Fo-ti herb, later known by the name of Ho-Shou wu. At such an age he developed a strong sexual desire and fathered many offspring thereafter. One of them was named Ho-Ven-Shiu who lived up to the age of 160 years. Another offspring named Ho Shou-wu lived up to the age of 130 years and had black hair at the time of death. FO TI is known for its anti-aging properties as it helps in turning white hair back to black and in restoring hair growth.

This herb has stilbenoids which are also found in Resveratrol and has been suggested to have many anti-aging health benefits. Tetrahydroxystilbene-glucoside is one of, or the major, active ingredient of this herb. This herb also has many substances including anthraquinones, polydatin, and resveratrol, chrysophanol, physcion, emodin, aloeemodin, rhein, physcion, tetrahydroxy-stibene, noreugenin, apigenin, daucosterol, beta-sitosterol, stearic acid. Anthraquinones, physcion, emodin, and questin inhibit the enzymatic activity of Cdc25B phosphatase. CDC25B has oncogenic properties that has the potential to cause cancer.

Zhongguo Zhong Xi Yi Jie He Za Zhi. 2005. Institute of Geriatrics, Xiyuan Hospital, China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing. This paper reviews the brain protective effect and mechanism of Polygonum multiflorum, its extracts and active component, tetrahydroxystilbene-glucoside published in recent decade. They have major effects as calcium channel antagonists, antioxidant, cholinomimetic drugs and cholinesterase inhibitors, as well as actions in regulating cell apoptosis and prolonging the ageing. The brain protective mechanism is multi-target, multi-link and multi-way. Therefore, Fo Ti herb has great applicative value in prevention and treatment of senile neuropathies, such as Alzheimer's disease, Parkinson's disease and vascular dementia.

Many clinical studies have been done to find the medicinal properties of this natural herb. After extensive research, the studies found that Ho-shou wu is an excellent herb for boosting immune system. It enhances the circulation of blood and increases libido in men and women. It helps in cleansing of the blood and frees your body from harmful effects of chemicals substances that may produce harm to your body. Research shows that the emodin found in Fo-Ti Root may be very helpful for the people suffering from autoimmune diseases or organ transplant rejection due to its ability to boost the immune system. Fo-Ti root increases the immunological functions by increasing the weight of the thymus gland where maturation of T-cells take place and also delay its atrophy with advancing age. It is also known to increase the phagocytic function of abdominal macrophages (large white blood cells), immunological function of T and B lymphocytes and the production of g-interferon.

This herb consists of two anti-tumour agents, emodin and rhein. It also helps in strengthening muscles and tendons. It is an excellent herb for joint pain, bruises and backache. It is an excellent tonic for endocrine functions. It improves overall health of an individual and also increases resistance to diseases. Lecithin is also found in this herb which helps in controlling blood cholesterol levels. It is an excellent natural remedy for angina pectoris, diabetes and atherosclerosis.

It is an excellent remedy for gastrointestinal symptoms such as it cleanse and soothe inflamed mucous membranes of the gastrointestinal tract. It is a useful herb for people suffering from constipation. Ho-Shou wu also helps in lowering blood pressure and correction of liver inflammation.

Fo-ti is an ideal combination of minerals such as iron, zinc and copper. Zinc is a micronutrient required by our body for performing several important functions. It helps in neurological functions, proper growth and development and for boosting immune system. Fo-ti is an excellent source of natural zinc. Semen of men consists of high amounts of zinc. It is lost in men who involve themselves in reckless ejaculation during life. Deficiency of zinc causes low libido, low fertility and increases the risk of prostate cancer. This is definitely one of the best fertility natural treatments for men.

Fo-ti root has also shown to prevent excessive blood platelet aggregation in animals. It helps to improve blood flow. Platelets aggregate at the site of injury for quick healing, but when aggregation of platelets takes place inside the blood vessels unnecessarily it can lead to heart attack or stroke. Ho-Shou wu can prevent this condition by increasing normal flow of blood. Fo-ti also helps in controlling heavy bleeding in women during menstrual periods.

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