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Fo-ti Products

Fo-ti Products

Indigo Herbs is very happy to bring this traditional Chinese ingredient with its very long history of use and steady reputation as being 'second only to ginseng' in Chinese medicine. We stock Organc Fo-ti Powder and Fo-ti Tincture of the highest quality, stemming from the best examples of the Polygonum multiflorum root. Known in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for unblocking the channels of heart and spirit, its properties have a long esteemed history of use within Chinese medicine with its strong roots now reaching western shores. Indigo Herbs brings you this unadulterated powder in its purest form so you might benefit as much as those have in the East. Fo-ti Capsules are also available from our guest brands. 

China, with its long tradition of medical practice, issuing from thousands of years of practical study and evaluation, has come to recommend Fo-ti as one its premier herbs. Being rich in legend the Chinese call this herb "He-Shou-Wu” and attribute it with many legends and folklore. The root is considered to be able to soak up generous amounts of Qi (life giving force or divine energy) from the ground which it then stores.

This quality is evident from the legend of the man who Chinese folklore credits as finding out the properties of this amazing plant. Li Ao of the Tang dynasty wrote a book called "The Legend of He-Shou-Wu" which tells of a sickly 58 year old man called Neng Si finding the plant in a drunken stupor. After a hermit tells him he must make the root of the plant into a tonic and drink it, Neng Si undergoes a great many changes in which some elements of a youthful body are restored to him. The legend goes on to tell how Neng Si lives to 160 years old and fathers many children in old age. It is from this story and many like it that Fo-ti has become so highly prized in Chinese medicine.

Fo-ti is a herbaceous perennial vine reaching heights of 2-4 meters. The leaves are 3-7 cm long and form an upside-down arrow shape with the vine producing flowers of a whitish-green. It is the large woody tuber that is prepared and used for its almost magical properties.     

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Fo-ti Herbal Tincture (Ho Shou Wu - Polygonum) 100ml
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Latin Name: Polygonum multiflorum

  • Long history of traditional use
  • Also known as the "Elixir of Life" in traditional Chinese herbalism
  • Fo-ti Tincture is the active constituents of the Polygonum multiflorum vine extracted into ethanol (medical alcohol)
  • This traditional method maintains and preserves the naturally-occurring constituents found in the plant. It extends the shelf life for up to 4 years
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans
  • Packaged in a brown glass bottle with dropper
  • Extraction Ratio: 1:3, Alcohol Volume: 25%
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Fo-ti tincture (Ho Shou Wu) from Indigo Herbs is made from the finest quality dried and milled Fo ti (Polygonum multiflorum) root. Highly praised in China, second only to Ginseng in reputation and use. Fo-ti tincture can be added to a little liquid and taken daily.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herbal tincture. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals. Please consult an Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Ho Shou Wu, Fleeceflower Vine, Polygonum Flower.

Taking herbal remedies in a Tincture or Fluid extract preparation is simple and easy. The tincture can be measured out in a small ml measuring cup, medicine cup or spoon, and the tincture can be taken directly.

However some people do find the bitter tincture taste to be too strong, so it may be a good idea to dilute the drops in water or fruit juice. For children, the elderly, those with a sensitive constitution or those avoiding alcohol, the alcohol can be evaporated from the tincture. This can be done by putting the drops in boiling water and leaving for 10 minutes to evaporate. For full instructions go to our How to take Herbal Tincture page.

Fo-ti Tincture can be added to water or fruit juice.

Serving:

Fo-ti Tincture:
Traditionally Taken: 1-3ml up to 2 times per day.
or as directed by a Herbal practitioner.

20 drops from the glass dropper equals approximately 1ml.

  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients, absolutely nothing added.
  • Packaged in a pharmacoepial grade brown glass bottle with dropper.

 Manufacture Process

Our Fo-ti is the root and nothing but the root. When the Polygonum multiflorum vine has reached the required maturity the root is dug up, cleaned, inspected for quality and broken down to be dehydrated. To make sure that no bacteria or mold begins to form on the root this process is done in a sterile environment at a specific temperature. After careful selection and cleaning the plant material undergoes a process of cold percolation in order to extract the active constituents into tincture form. The cold percolation method employs a gradient circulation of the solution which keeps the plant ingredients in perpetual contact with the blend. This technique is faster and more efficient than maceration and ensures there is less waste of precious plant materials. This Fo-ti Tincture is 100% pure botanical ingredients, completely free of synthetic ingredients with absolutely nothing added. It is manufactured to GMP standards and Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.

Not to be used while pregnant. Excessive use may cause gastro-intestinal upset and diarrhea.

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5 out of 5by Mick40sigs
26 June 2019
This a great product, I can feel the benefits of this within 1hr of taking.
5 out of 5by Mario Camisani
5 May 2017
Packaging and shipping cared occurred within expectations, great service
5 out of 5by Rinus Swijnenburg
14 December 2016
good quality, good pricing, I would buy it again
4 out of 5by Customer
11 October 2016
only started using this, hoping to feel energised
5 out of 5by Trevor Hutchinson
8 August 2016
Combining with Rhodiola rosea as a general tonic. Great quality.
4 out of 5by Maureen Isaksen
8 June 2016
Seems to be helping but just ordered a second bottle to give it a bit more time to find out.
4 out of 5by Darren T
18 April 2016
Good for libido................
5 out of 5by Susan Taylor
27 March 2016
This is easy to take and I feel the benefits of this already.
5 out of 5by Ruth Murphy
19 October 2015
I don't want to ever be without this product it's really good x
Organic Fo-ti Pure Powder (Ho Shou Wu - Polygonum) 100g
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Latin Name: Polygonum multiflorum

  • Long history of traditional use
  • Regarded as the "Elixir of Life" in Asia
  • Traditionally prepared by stewing with black beans for 32 hours
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch to ensure maximum freshness
  • 100% pure botanical ingredients - absolutely nothing added
£9.99-£44.99
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Organic Fo-ti Powder (Ho Shou Wu) from Indigo Herbs is a finest quality Organic Foti Powder (Polygonum multiflorum) root stewed with black beans. Fo Ti is highly praised in China, second only to Ginseng. Fo-ti powder can be added to a little food or liquid and taken daily.

At Indigo Herbs we are passionate about premium quality botanicals. Explore the tabs on this page to find out more about the quality, manufacture and suggested use of this herbal powder. We are unable to advise you here on the benefits of our herbal products, however we do recommend you take the opportunity to research the many benefits of this herb. At Indigo Herbs we are committed to empowering optimum health and nutrition and assisting you to take responsibility for your own health and wellbeing, by having access to many of natures healing botanicals. Please consult an Herbalist as to how this product can benefit you.

Also known as: Ho Shou Wu, Fleeceflower Vine and Polygonum Flower

Using Herbal and Superfood powders on a daily basis is simple, easy and can be really delicious. The simplest way is to rehydrate the powder in a little filtered water to make a shot, this can easily be prepared once, twice or three times per day if you are taking the herbs therapeutically. However sometimes the herbs can be bitter so the botanical powders can be added to a superfood smoothie instead of just water. The smoothie can be made with a base of nut milk, seed milk or non-dairy milk such as rice milk. Alternatively the main body of the smoothie can be created with fruit or vegetable juices. 

Additional superfood and herb powders can be added to fortify the smoothie with extra beneficial properties. The powders are largely dissolvable and can be scooped in and then blended, shaken or stirred until fully mixed with the liquid. Any true Superfood smoothie disciple would advise that the list of possibilities is endless with the goal to feel great and potentially replace a meal with this glass of super goodness. For full instructions go to our How to take Herbal Powders page.

Another option is to use a Capsule Machine that can be bought from the Indigo Herbs website. Filling capsules with your favourite herb has never been easier when you buy a Capsule machine. You can then be sure that the capsules you are taking are 100% pure ingredients without fillers added by some companies.

This herbal powder can be re-hydrated in water or fruit juice, it can be encapsulated or added to a herbal powder blend. Please consult the Herbal Materia Medica or Medical Herbalist for this botanical ingredients uses.

Serving:

2 - 4 grams up to twice a day or as recommended by a herbal practitioner.

1 teaspoon equals 4 grams (1 tsp = 4g)
  • Certified Organic by The Organic Food Federation.
  • Produced to GMP standards.
  • Quality Assured by Indigo Herbs.
  • Suitable for vegetarians and vegans.
  • Re-sealable air tight, foil pouch.

Manufacture Process

Indigo Herbs Organic Fo-ti Powder is the traditionally prepared Ho Shou Wu powder that is stewed for 32 hours with black beans according to Traditional Chinese Medicine. When the organically grown Polygonum multiflorum vine has reached the required maturity the root is dug up, cleaned, inspected for quality and prepared for stewing with the black beans. The whole process takes quite a number of hours until the preparation is ready. Then the preparation is dehydrated into a cake and milled into a fine powder. The resulting Fo-ti Powder is then checked for foreign bodies, heavy metals and bacteria before being shipped.

Not to be used while pregnant. Excessive use may cause gastro-intestinal upset and diarrhea.

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4 out of 5by Tony cocksedge
17 January 2018
Usual great quality.Will continue to purchase.
5 out of 5by Victoria McCulloch
18 October 2017
The herb of immortality... let's see....
5 out of 5by Alexander Todorov
20 June 2016
Die Lieferung dauerte etwas (ca. 10 Tage) aber ansonsten alles super!
Swanson Fo-Ti (He-Shou-Wu) 500mg (60 caps)
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  • Traditional Chinese herb for immune support and overall well-being
  • Also known as He-shou-wu
  • 500 mg, 60 capsules
  • Made with Gelatin Capsules
  • Not suitable for Vegetarians or Vegans
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Swanson Fo-Ti (He-Shou-Wu) 500mg (60 caps) A time-tested favorite in Chinese practices, Swanson Fo-Ti is quite similar to ginseng. Traditionally used as an overall wellness tonic, our pure and potent Fo-Ti enhances your physical and mental endurance, supports healthy energy levels and acts as an all-encompassing immune-booster.

Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.

Fo-ti Root 500mg, Gelatin, may contain one or more of the following: microcrystalline cellulose (plant fiber), magnesium stearate, silica.
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5 out of 5by john odwyer
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great product will buy again
Swanson Superior Herbs Fo-Ti Extract 500mg (60 caps)
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  • Age-proofing protection for your mind
  • Standardized to a minimum 2% THSG content
  • Vegetarian Capsules
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Swanson Superior Herbs Fo-Ti Extract 500mg (60 caps). Swanson Superior Herbs Fo- Ti Extract is standardized to a minimum 2% THSG content for guaranteed potency. Regarded as one of the most powerful "anti- aging" herbs in the world, Fo-Ti is currently being researched for its potential benefits on nerve function and cognition. These studies focus on the active component THSG (tetrahydroxystilbene-glucoside), which appears to protect the delicate structure of neurons. Researchers believe this action may help defend the brain to help preserve our capacity for learning and memory.Indigo Herbs has selected some of the best dietary supplements, teas & snacks from other leading health brands to complement our own extensive range of nutritionally dense superfoods, wholefoods, herbal powders and loose leaf teas. As well as being of the highest quality we believe these products directly relate to Indigo Herbs mission to offer our customers the best possible range of life enhancing health and nutrition supplements.
Fo-Ti (Polygonum multiflorum) (root) (standardized to minimum 2% tetrahydroxystilbene-glucoside) 500mg, Rice flour, hypromellose (vegetable capsule), maltodextrin, L-leucine, silica.
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