A traditional Chinese herb that is said to improve fertility in men and have anti-aging effects
Botanical Name: Polygonum multiflorum
Common Names: Fo Ti, Fo-ti-teng, Chinese knotweed, Flowery knotweed
The history of this herb is an interesting one. Thousands of years ago during the Tang Dynasty, there lived a 58 year old man named Mr Ho. Mr Ho could not father any children. One day a monk advised Mr Ho to eat a herb gathered from the mountains. Soon after Mr Ho started taking the herb he was able to father many children, his hair turned from grey to black and he lived until 130. Ever since, the herb has been called Mr Ho's black hair (shou = head; wu = black).
Ho Shou Wu
Instructions for use
Ho Shou Wu is best brewed as a tea. Just simmer 1-2 teaspoons in a pot of water for 10-20 minutes, then strain and pour. Add sweetener if you like, and enjoy your herbs