Chinese Cornbind (ho shou wu)

Nature: Warm; bitter and sour; attributive to liver and kidneys.


Chinese Cornbind / Polygonum Multiflorum 

(ho shou wu) 何首烏


  

Nature: Warm; bitter and sour; attributive to liver and kidneys.

 

Characteristics: Tuberous roots of a perennial herb, sold in flat, irregular pieces with a reddish brown color. It is a superior herb, contains no toxin and is an effective remedy for high blood pressure and arteriosclerosis.

 

Therapeutic effects: Strengthen sinews and bone; promote male and female fertility; darken gray hair; build bone marrow; demulcent to bowels; anti-rheumatic; tonify liver and kidney energy; expels wind-dampness.

 

Indication: Dizziness; insomnia; abdominal pain after childbirth; anemia; constipation due to dry bowels; premature gray hair.