Known in the Orient as the “Elixir of Life”, Ho Shou Wu is one of the most praised herbs in Chinese Medicine used to combat premature aging, impotence, angina, vaginal discharge and to increase energy.
Our Ho Shou Wu has been traditionally cured in a black bean sauce to receive the maximum benefit from the root, and this process is superior to uncured Ho Shou Wu as it can cause gastrointestinal upset.
Ho Shou Wu root has wonderful benefits to the blood, heart and circulatory system. Lecithin found in the root may help diminish arterial plaque reducing hardening of the arteries while lowering blood pressure, cholesterol and triglycerides possibly reducing the risk of stroke and other cardiac diseases. It may also reduce excessive bleeding which helps with healthy menstrual flow in women.
Ho Shou Wu is high in zinc, iron and copper (Zinc is an essential trace mineral required by all forms of life. Numerous aspects of cellular metabolism are zinc-dependent. Zinc plays important roles in growth and development, the immune response, neurological function, and reproduction. Zinc is important to our sexual and reproductive functions. Zinc is also critical to reproductive health.)
Modern studies show that Ho Shou wu can provide enhanced sexual function in men as well as replenishing sperm. With amazing ability to stall premature aging process Ho Shou Wu is useful to the elderly easing knee and joint pain, as well as reducing premature graying of the hair for both men and women.