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Fo-Ti Root

Foti Root

Superior Tonic Medicine

Fo-Ti Root is native to China, where it continues to be widely grown. Once it has been boiled in a special black bean liquid, it is considered a superior tonic medicine.

There is also evidence that Fo-Ti offers natural nutritional support for healthy cholesterol levels. The unprocessed roots possess a mild laxative effect.

The Chinese common name, he-shou-wu, is from the name of a famous herbalist whose infertility and general weakness was supposedly cured by the herb.

Traditional Chinese medicine uses Fo-Ti Root to treat premature aging, weakness, vaginal discharges, angina pectoris, premature hair loss and graying and impotence.

The whole root has been shown to lower cholesterol levels, according to animal and human research, as well as to decrease hardening of the arteries, or atherosclerosis External Link.

Scientific evidence shows that Fo-Ti Root is a potent protector of oxidation damage to the heart, normalizes cholesterol levels and decreases joint discomfort.

Fo-ti root is sold either processed or unprocessed so it is important to know whether you are buying a processed or unprocessed fo-ti because there is some difference in the benefits of the herb.

An unprocessed root is lighter brown in color and it is less expensive and more available. The unprocessed fo-ti is often used to keep the digestive tract functioning and cleanse the blood. The processed root has dark reddish brown color and is the preferred type by those wanting to use the herb as a tonic to promote longevity.

Recommended Dosage: Take two (2) to three (3) Fo-Ti Root capsules, two (2) times each day with water at mealtimes.

This product has no known warnings or contraindications.

Fo-ti Decoction

To prepare tea: Boil 1/2 to 1 teaspoon of root in a cup of water (250 ml) for 10 minutes. Drink at least 3 cups daily.

Organic Alcohol Extract Fo-ti Root. Liquid extracts are absorbed faster than tablets or capsules, and are more potent than tinctures. Holistically Balanced guarantees that the constituents of the extract are in the same synergistic ratios as in the plant. Manufactured in a FDA registered and pharmaceutically licensed facility; Unconditionally guaranteed.

See also: Fo-Ti as an Herb

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