(in the Polygonaceae or Knot weed/ Buckwheat family)
considered a longevity herb in the Orient, it is a
blood, liver, and kidney strengthening herb. Clears toxins, lowers
blood sugar levels, preserves youthful energy and sexual potency,
and reputedly reduce wrinkles. Liver and body cleanser with detoxing
Bitter, slightly sweet.
Decoction: 1-2 teaspoons per cup of water; or 5 pills 1-3
times per day.
Specific indications: It
is indicated for weak
kidneys and for restoring normal hair color from gray.
Main Use: (a) Powerful Antioxidant, (b) Reduces atherosclerotic lesions,
(c) Reduces cholesterol, (d) Promotes intestinal peristalsis,
(e) Promotes the
growth and development of red blood cells, (f) Antibacterial.
processed root is these days mainly used for cleansing in the
liver and kidney. For
the musculoskeletal system, it is indicated for lower back and knee
weakness in the knees, numbness in the legs, weakness in general and
neuro-asthenia. It is useful in numerous conditions including anemia,
weak seminal emission,
white or yellowish vaginal discharges, swollen lymph nodes, boils and
vertigo, insomnia, premature gray hair, restoration of sexual potency,
and diabetes. Virtually every body process that is influenced by the
aging process like hearing, eye sight, smell, taste, bad skin
complexion, loss of potency, loss of hair color, gray skin tone etc. is
positively influenced, if not reversed by Polygonum Multiflorum.
It is one of the most widely used tonic herbs in traditional Chinese
medicine. (Fo Ti / Ho Sho Wu). There is further, more detailed
information to be searched on the internet. Do for example a
'Google' search under 'Radix Polygonum Multiflorum' to get numerous
research results. Thanks!
an Antioxidant do? Why is it important for us?
some species of bacteria and other microbes live without it, most
living things require continuous supplies of oxygen to break down
sugars into carbon dioxide and water, thus releasing energy for upkeep
As with other Mammals, the lungs, heart and circulatory system are
responsible for respiration in Humans. The bloodstream provides all the
body's tissues with the glucose they require as fuel. It also makes
available oxygen to 'burn' this sugar as a source of energy for
innumerable activities ranging from muscular contraction and nerve
conduction to temperature maintenance and the manufacture of new cell
place within mitochondria, tiny
energy generating organelles inside living cells. Each mitochondrion
contains over 70 enzymes and other chemicals (including vitamins and
minerals) which promote the chemical reactions of respiration. Acting
on glucose as their fuel, they break the sugar molecules down step by
step, liberating energy at several different stages. Energy made
available by respiration is stored for immediate or future use in
Adenosine Diphosphate (ADP) and Adenosine Triphosphate (ATP). These
compounds are produced when electrons, released from the cycle, pass
along a sequence of carriers (Cytochromes) to Oxygen. Called Oxidative
Phosphorylation. This is the key mechanism through which cells obtain
their energy. It will keep the body healthy and energized.
powerful supporter of this process.
Over excessive use may cause gastric irritation and is
with diarrhea. As this is a toxin free herb, there are no known side
effects. If you should experience any unwanted reactions while taking
this herb, just stop the intake. Please talk to your doctor.
Please note that like
with every other
herbal remedy the effect has to be established and won't just work over
night! First results can be seen after a few days, some effects like
turning hair back to normal color or restoring potency can take up to 3
month. A regulated 'normal' lifestyle with no excessive eating, alcohol
consumption or smoking will lead to faster, better and more permanent
intake is essential!
This herb is not designed to cure illness or disease of any kind!
All information on this page
is a result of individual studies of different researchers and
Universities. The author of this page doesn't
take any responsibility about claims
made here and leaves it up to the reader to research this information
further on the net for his own opinion !