Fo-ti is used for treating tuberculosis that has spread to the lymph nodes, inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis), and constipation. It is also used as a liver and kidney "tonic"; as a blood and "vital essence" toner; and to fortify muscles, tendons, and bones. Fo-ti is also used for high cholesterol and other elevated blood fats, trouble sleeping (insomnia), limb numbness, lower back and knee soreness or weakness, premature graying, hair loss, and dizziness with ringing in the ears(tinnitus). Function
(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.
(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.
(3) Alopecia & premature graying of hair
Ho-shou-wu has also been investigated to treat alopecia and premature graying of hair.
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.
1. Applied inhealth product field, to protect liver kidney with excellent results;
2. Applied in cosmetic field, it is also referred as wash hair products, play a role in hair growth.