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03-15-2009, 10:58 AM
After reading several older posts where people mention Ho Shou Wu, I did a Google search and found it means "head full of black hair" in Chinese, but may have multiple benefits. I came across a chart (couldn't figure out how to hyperlink) that seems to indicate that different brands/forms provide different benefits. Is that correct?
For those who use Ho Shou Wu, what benefit does it provide for you?
What brand would you recommend? And where do you buy it?
I plan to check tomorrow to see if my local (small) HFS or Whole Foods has it.
Just to let you know at you HFS/WF, they may better know the root as Fo-ti.
03-15-2009, 12:53 PM
Just before I read your post, I read several things via Google and also an older post here that say true Ho Shou Wu (Polygonum Multiflorum) is sometimes mistakenly referred to as Fo-Ti, while other references indicate that Fo-Ti and Ho Shou Wu are the same thing. :confused: Have you ever heard this?
Can anyone help me understand the why some indicate Fo-Ti and Ho Shou Wu are the same thing and some say they are not?
03-17-2009, 10:09 PM
Any other Ho Shou Wu users here?
03-17-2009, 10:47 PM
They are the same thing. It nourishes the essence, blood, yin. Really awesome herb, very similar functions to goji berries in Chinese Medicine (essence, blood, yin tonic). Black sesame seeds as well. Walnuts strengthen the yang, so a candy with black sesame seeds and walnuts in honey or something strengthen the whole body!
03-20-2009, 06:51 AM
Thanks for the information.
I just read on another site that some alopecia patients have used it to reverse hair loss. Older posts here indicate people use it for energy or arthritis.
03-20-2009, 08:34 AM
no wonder I thought you were talking chinese,,you were...haha...at first I had no idea what you were talking about...too funny.
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