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He Shou Wu #1292M

Pin Ying Name: He Shou Wu

Chinese Name: 何首烏

English Name: Polygonum

Latin Name: Polygonum Multiflorum

Herbs that Tonify Blood
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage
Slightly Warm
Actions & Indications
Taste Temperature Entering Meridians Dosage

Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys, nourishes the Blood and nourishes Jing (Zhi He Shou Wu)

  • Blood Deficiency with dizziness, blurred vision, insomnia and premature graying of the hair
  • Yin Deficiency with lower back and knee weakness and pain, soreness of the extremities, nocturnal emissions and insomnia
  • Jing Deficiency

Expels Wind from the skin by nourishing the Blood (Zhi He Shou Wu)

  • Wind-Rash due to Blood Deficiency

Moistens the Intestines and unblocks the bowels (Sheng He Shou Wu)

  • Constipation due to Blood Deficiency

Relieves Fire Toxin (Sheng He Shou Wu)

  • Fire toxin carbuncles, sores, scrofula, goiter and neck lumps (Chuang Yung)

Checks malarial disorders (Sheng He Shou Wu)

  • Malarial disorders with Qi and Blood Deficiency
  • Contraindicated in those with Spleen Deficiency.
  • Contraindicated in those with Phlegm or Dampness.
  • Contraindicated in those with diarrhea or loose stools.
  • Do not take with onions, chives, turnips or garlic.
  • Do not use after contact with metal.