He Shou Wu belongs to the group of 60 herbs in Chinese medicine which are thought to be the most important ones among 10,000 plants used in this system. Chinese often use it as an anti-ageing tonic which improves liver and kidney functions. Furthermore, He Shou Wu is well known for its ability to strengthen bones, tendons and muscles and help in treating problems with knees and lower back pain.
But He Shou Wu also improves libido and increase fertility in men by increasing sperm count. It also works well in women, making it one of the best herbs for those looking to conceive. Judging from the youthful look of old people in China, it is clear that He Shou Wu is very beneficial in maintaining the color of the hair and preventing or stopping hair loss.
He Shou Wu tonic is made from the root of Polygonum multiform plant. It is mixed with black bean soup which is cooked and later dried to prepare this extraordinary tonic, which has been used for more than 1,000 years now. However, it can also be used in its raw form. Some other well-known benefits of He Shou Wu are listed below.
- Resolves Acne problems
- Provides strong laxative properties
- Increases stamina
- Increases resistance to diseases
- Help with angina pectoris
- Regulates blood sugar levels
- Prevents blood stools
Studies have shown that He Shou Wu has antioxidant properties, improves immune system, successfully slows down glands degeneration and has a positive effect on the cardiovascular system. Scientist are suggesting that these findings might be helpful in a prevention of several conditions like heart attacks, cancers, and strokes.
He Shou Wu contains many important phytochemicals and nutrients which are essential for healthy functioning of our bodies on a day-to-day basis. Zinc content in He Shou Wu is very high, sometimes up to 40mg per 100 grams of herb. If you didn’t know, Zinc is very important mineral, required by all living organisms. It plays a highly important role in maintaining healthy neurological function, growth and reproduction. It is also one of the reasons why He Shou Wu is so effective in treating low sperm count and its quality.