Polygonum multiflorum (Fo-ti Root)


Polygonum multiflorum, also known as Fo-ti and He Shou Wu, is a Traditional Chinese Medicine herb touted to improve youthfulness and longevity, feed the heart, and calm the soul, and was given its nickname he shou wu, which means “Mr. He’s Black Hair” after Mr. He, who revived his youth, hair, and sexual potency by taking Fo-ti tea. Fo-ti is traditionally cured with black bean sauce and wine.

Fo-ti root is a beneficial ally for nourishment and vitality, it has a mild phytoestrogenic effect which helps balance testosterone levels and keeps one feeling and looking young. Fo-ti has strong MAO-B (Monoamine oxidase B) inhibiting properties. MAO-B is what inactivates Dopamine, a vital neurotransmitter related to memory, focus, and learning. Youthfulness and low MAO-B levels have been linked and it is believed that by keeping MAO-B levels low one can preserve their youth and vigor. Is it any wonder, that the Chinese have regarded Fo-ti as the fountain of youth?

Black bean and wine-cured root (prepared)
Powder form

adaptogen, anti-aging, daily tonic, anti-inflammatory, dopamine support, immune system support, antiviral, nootropic

emodin, chrysophanic acid, chrysophanol

It is best when made into tea. Doses range from 1-10 grams, higher doses can cause laxative and other side effects.

The statements made on this website have not been evaluated by the FDA (U.S. Food & Drug Administration). Our products are not intended to diagnose, cure or prevent any disease. For education and research purposes only. Customers must be over 18 years of age to purchase anything from this site. Do not take any herb if under the age of 18, pregnant, or nursing a baby (or an adult for that matter), or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions, and/or taking prescription drugs or over-the-counter medications. Research all items before using them.


30 grams, 112 grams


There are no reviews yet.

Be the first to review “Polygonum multiflorum (Fo-ti Root)”

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Polygonum multiflorum (Fo-ti Root)
$5.00$11.00Select options
Skip to content