( 何首乌 ) ...Chinese Herb...
He Shou Wu
of Plant Used
Bitter, sweet, astringent
This herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms of chronic disease, including
general weakness, weak lower back, leakage of sperm, leukorrhea, dizziness,
blurred vision, insomnia, anemia, constipation, poor appetite, fatigue, and
weight loss; also used to treat skin lumps, sores, abscesses, and boils;
may also be used to restore hair color and restore skin tone and color.
Usages and Functions
Tonifies Liver and Kidneys, nourishes Blood, and benefits Essence; retains
Essence and stops leakage; detoxifies fire poison; moistens Intestines and
moves stool; expels wind from skin by nourishing Blood.
Formulas Used In
Do not use where there is deficient Spleen or excessive phlegm.
Leave Polygonum Multiflorum