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Also Called Indian Ginseng

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THE BENEFITS OF POLYGONUM MULTIFLORUM

Astragalus (Huang Qi) 

 

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Ho-shou-wu  is derived from the roots of Polygonum Multiflorum. The herb was first recorded in the Ri Huazi Bencao (Tang Dynasty, 713 A.D.) and then incorporated into the well-known Kaibao Bencao (Song Dynasty; 973 A.D.). The herb was originally called Jiaoteng, referring to its form: an intertwining vine (jiao = intersecting, teng = creepers). The newer name came from a story that is typically related something like this: Mr. Ho from Hebei Province, at age 58, had not been able to father a child. A monk advised him to eat Jiaoteng gathered from a mountain, which Ho then did, and consumed regularly. Soon after, he was able to father several children, his hair turned from gray to black, his vision improved, and his body became more youthful. He lived to age 130 (some say 160), still with black hair. Since then, the herb has been called Mr. Ho's hair is black (shou = head; wu = black). Ho's son is also reputed to have lived to be 130 years.

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THINGS TO BE AWARE OF

This information is intended for educational purposes only, and is not intended as medical advice or to replace independaent professional judgment. Statements have not been evaluated by the FDA. Consult a doctor before beginning any new herbs.

Cautions: Ashwaganda might lower Blood Sugar and Blood Pressure, so it can contridict with any medications involved with the two. Being a herb that makes the immune system more active it could increase the symptoms of Auto-Immune disease. Stop taking two weeks before surgery being that Ashwaganda can conflict with Anesthesia drugs. This herb increases Thyroid Hormone levels and can effect any drug regimine involved with the Thyroid. Do not use Ashwaganda if you are pregnant or breast-feeding.

Adaptagen-Adaptogenic or hormonal modulationg action increses the body's resistance and endurance to a wide variety of adverse influences from physical, chemical and biological stressors, assisting the body's ability to cope and adapt.

Adaptagen-Adaptogenic or hormonal modulationg action increses the body's resistance and endurance to a wide variety of adverse influences from physical, chemical and biological stressors, assisting the body's ability to cope and adapt.

Adaptagen-Adaptogenic or hormonal modulationg action increses the body's resistance and endurance to a wide variety of adverse influences from physical, chemical and biological stressors, assisting the body's ability to cope and adapt.

Adaptagen-Adaptogenic or hormonal modulationg action increses the body's resistance and endurance to a wide variety of adverse influences from physical, chemical and biological stressors, assisting the body's ability to cope and adapt.

Adaptagen-Adaptogenic or hormonal modulationg action increses the body's resistance and endurance to a wide variety of adverse influences from physical, chemical and biological stressors, assisting the body's ability to cope and adapt.

Adaptagen-Adaptogenic or hormonal modulationg action increses the body's resistance and endurance to a wide variety of adverse influences from physical, chemical and biological stressors, assisting the body's ability to cope and adapt.

Adaptagen-Adaptogenic or hormonal modulationg action increses the body's resistance and endurance to a wide variety of adverse influences from physical, chemical and biological stressors, assisting the body's ability to cope and adapt.