Native to China, fo-ti is a flowering vine with a woody tuber. Polygonum multiflorum is a member of the Polygonaceae plant family with red stems, heart shaped leaves, and white or pink flowers. Fo-ti is revered in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) and can be found on the international herb market with various processing methods including raw or cured. Our fo-ti extract is macerated with cured root and does not contain gluten.
Fo ti is referred to as ho shou wu in TCM where it has a long history of use for its healthful qualities. Ho shou wu translates to “Mr. He’s Black Hair”, a legend referring to an aging man whose fertility, youthful vigor, and hair color were restored after taking the root. Revered for thousands of years in TCM, fo-ti was employed to energetically nourish the heart and calm the spirit as well as in cases concerning “aging”. The root was also used in TCM to nourish the blood, liver, and kidneys, and to support qi.
A literal translation of fo-ti into English means "vine to pass through the night". With a distinctive sweet yet bitter taste, fo-ti was thought to unblock the channels of energy through the body. Our fo-ti root extract can be taken on its own or blended into personalized formulations. It combines well with Forest Grown American ginseng extract or eleuthero extract. Additionally, try adding to vita-blend tea or blossoms of health tea for an extra botanical boost.
Ingredients Organic grain alcohol, distilled water, and organic fo-ti root.
Packaging & Shipping • 1 oz., 2 oz., and 4 oz. extracts come in amber glass bottles with a dropper. • 8 oz. and 16 oz. sizes come in amber glass bottles with a plastic screw cap and do not include a dropper. • 32 oz. extracts come in plastic bottles with a plastic screw cap.
Please note: All bulk sizes of 8 oz. and larger are produced to order. Please allow an additional three days for processing.
Precautions Excessive use may casue gastrointestinal upset and diarrhea. We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.
This information has not been evaluated by the Food and Drug Administration. This product is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease. For educational purposes only.