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Fo Ti Extract/He Shou Wu Extract

● Product Name: Fo Ti Extract/He Shou Wu Extract

● Specifications: 10: 1 20: 1 30: 1

Product Description

● Polygonum multiflorum root (He Shou Wu) is a kind of traditional Chinese Nutritional Supplements rich in anthraquinones (emodin and physcion), tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside, phospholipids (such as lecithin) and tannins, of which tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside is stipulated by China pharmacopoeia as marker compound to control the quality of Polygonum multiflorum root and responsible for antihyperlipidemia.

● Fo-ti extract has a long history of use in Chinese Traditional Nutritional Supplements to treat discomfort of the liver and the kidney, because fo-ti extract was considered by ancient Chinese to have the ability of complementing Yin, which is essential to keep the balance of a healthy human body. Also as fo-ti extract was thought by ancient Chinese that the luster of hair is dependent on the function of the kidney, Fo-ti extract has been widely used as a cosmetics both taken orally and externally to polish and blacken the hair.

Chemical Composition

● Polygonum multiflorum extract mainly contains emodin, chrysophanol, in addition to emodinmonomethylether, rhein, chrysophanolanthrone, rhapontin and lecithin. Esters, stilbene derivatives and various amino acids.

Health Benefits

1. Anti-aging Effects
Pharmacology studies show that ho-shou-wu extract improves the cardiovascular system, enhances immune functions, slows the degeneration of glands, increases antioxidant activity, and reduces the accumulation of lipid peroxidation, all of which may be taken into account for anti-aging effects of ho-sou-wu. Such findings suggest that ho-shou-wu is helpful in combating some of the processes that lead to conditions characteristic of old age, thereby also reducing the risk of fatal diseases (e.g., cancer) and incidents (e.g., heart attack, stroke).

2. Hepatic Protection
Ho-shou-wu extract was shown to have effects on the hepatic antioxidant system superoxide dismutase (SOD), accumulation of lipid peroxidase, enhancement of cell-mediated immune responses, and lowering cholesterol, all of which are helpful and preventive for liver dysfunctions.

3. Alopecia & premature graying of hair
Ho-shou-wu has also been investigated to treat alopecia and premature graying of hair. Alopecia may arise from numerous causes.
According to the English-Chinese Encyclopedia of Practical Traditional Chinese Medicine, alopecia is mostly caused by deficiency of liver and kidney with subsequent failure of [blood to go up and nourish] the hair. In a clinic test, ho-shou-wu containing preparation given three times per day to bald patients for 1-3 months resulted in a 62% effective rate. In a similar test, ho-shou-wu containing preparation cured 30 of 36 persons affected by alopecia areata, with 4 others improved.

4. Constipation
The anthraquinones containing in ho-sou-wu extract tend to cause soft stool and may even cause slight diarrhea, which is helpful for patients suffering from constipation.


● Applied in cosmetic field, it is also referred as wash hair products, play a role in hair growth.

● Applied in Functional food as capsules or pills.

● Applied in Water-soluble beverages.

● Applied in Health products as capsules or pills.