Dr. Shen's Hair Tonic

He Shou Wu

Long ago, old Mr. He became lost in the forest. Years later, those who found him were astonished. The old man's hair had turned from white to black. In order to sustain himself, he lived on the root of the common wild vine Polygoni Multiflori. Today, the plant bears his name, He Shou Wu (Old Mr. He) . In the West this root is known as Shou Wu or FoTi.

Modern day doctors of Oriental Medicine use this herb to strengthen the Blood and the Jing in order to treat alopecia, prevent premature hair loss or greying, and to regulate excessive aging. Dr. Shen's Shou Wu Pill contains only five years old or older, export grade (the highest) He Shou Wu (90%). Small amounts (5%) of premium Poria are added to enhance digestability and absorbtion. Chuanxiong (5%) is added as a messenger herb, to invigorate the He Shou Wu and direct the action of the formula upward to the head.

The main ingredient He Shou Wu or the common name Polygoni Multiflorii in Chinese medicine, it is used to nourish the liver, kidneys, blood, and jing (essence). It can be used to treat people with yin or blood deficiency symptoms such as dizziness, ringing in the ears, anemia, poor vision, low back pain, and premature graying of the hair. It is also used for impotence, excessive vaginal discharge, uterine bleeding, and weak knees and ankles.

 Research has started to reveal some additional uses for He Shou Wu and possible explanations for some of its traditional uses. There are many animal studies that indicate that prepared He Shou Wu has neuroprotective effects. In rat studies, oral consumption of this herb inhibited the formation of beta-amyloid plaques (which are associated with neurodegeneration in people with Alzheimer’s disease), prevented dopaminergic degeneration caused by toxic pesticide exposures, and improved mental acuity and recall. 

In animal studies, regular use of He Shou Wu promoted increased adrenal and thyroid hormone secretions, enhanced T lymphocyte and macrophage activity, and prolonged the life spans of various animals. In clinical practice, this herb is often used for men with lack of libido, low sperm count, and poor sperm
He Shou Wu

Thinning or prematurely grey hair.
Dry, brittle, or damaged hair, excessive aging

200 tablets, 700 mg

Take as a daily supplement, one to four tablets, two to three times a day, or as prescribed for 3 or more weeks.
  • Fleece Flower Root (Polygoni Multiflori, He Shou Wu) - Strengthens the Liver and Kidneys,Benefits the Hair, Nourishes the Blood, Benefits and Retains the Essence, Detoxifies Fire Poison, Moistens the Intestines, Expells Wind from the Skin. Major constituents: chrysophanic acid, emodin, rhein, chrysophonic acid anthrone, lecithin.
  • Szechuan Lovage (Ligusticum Wallichi, Chuan Xiong) - Invigorates the Blood, Promotes the Circulation of Qi, Expels Wind, Moves the Qi Upward. Major constituents: alkaloids, phenols, lactones, ferulic acid
  • Hoelen Mushroom (Poria Cocos Sclerotum, Fu Ling) - Quiets the Heart, Calms the Spirit, Harmonizes the Middle, Strengthens Stomach/Spleen. Major constituents: B-pachyman, tumulosic acid, 3B-hydtoxylanosta-7, chitin, protein, lecithin
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To Your Health, 
Professor Drew
New York Institute of Herbal Medicine & Nutrition