He Shou Wu illustration

He Shou Wu (Polygonum multiflorum)

He Shou Wu is one of the most popular and highly revered tonic herbs in traditional Chinese medicine.

It is used as the primary essence in maintaining functional energy reserves. As a good source of iron, zinc and rich in antioxidants, it is known to combat oxidative stress and has been shown to result in powerful anti–ageing and life extending properties.

In Asia, He Shou Wu is used to maintain the youthful condition and colour of the hair, and may help turn grey hair back to its original colour. It is also used for the treatment of various medical conditions and diseases such as liver injury, diabetes, alopecia, atherosclerosis, and even neurodegenerative diseases.

As a tonic herb, it brings the systems back into balance, systemically energising or calming where needed.

Part used:



Slightly warming, bitter, sweet


Antibacterial, antioxidant


Dizziness, blurred vision, insomnia, anaemia, infertility, premature greying hair




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