Polygonum multiflorum, Ho Shou Wu, fleeceflower vine, and polygonum flower
Fo-ti is a traditional Chinese medicine, and is known as one of the herbs for nourishing the heart and calming the spirit. It is seen as a remedy for unblocking the channels of the heart and spirit, allowing a pathway for the release of generalized weakness, soreness, pain and fatigue. It is also indicated traditionally for nightmares. As it is mildly oestrogenic it is indicated for use in menopausal symptoms.
2 - 4 grams up to twice a day or as recommended by a herbal practitioner
Chrysophanic acid, chrysophanol, emodin
Not to be used while pregnant. Excessive use may cause gastro-intestinal upset and diarrhea