Fo Ti is a perennial climbing herb, native to southern China, Japan, and Taiwan. It has red stems, heart-shaped leaves, and white or pink flowers. The dried root was often taken internally in Asia as a tea to help support liver and kidney function and to cleanse the blood.
History and Folklore:
Chinese folklore says that Mr. He was an older man whose health, vitality and hair color were restored after drinking Fo Ti tea for a few months. Fo Ti has been used for nearly 2000 years.
Cultivation and Harvest:
Harvest the roots in the fall. Dry for later use.
Do not use when pregnant or nursing. Use with caution in people with liver problems.
Traditional Herbal Actions:
Antibacterial, Anti-inflammatory, Antioxidant
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Ingredients: Fo Ti (Polygonum multiflorum)
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