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He Shou Wu Benefits

I can recall the first time as a teenager, I heard of He Shou Wu; I was like, what is it? Over the years, it has become quite popular in the holistic health and wellness world. People are shifting their healing ailments toward more of a holistic approach. I am not saying that Western Medicine is all bad; there are some benefits. However, I firmly believe that using God's creation for our health should also be considered if there are no other options. As always, I inform my clients to check with their doctors before doing anything to make sure it does not conflict with their current medical state, and everyone may have different reactions.

Now, let's get into what He Shou Wu is. It is a natural herb that goes back thousands of years in Chinese medicine. It has been around a long time, and today, many holistic practitioners, doctors, and health coaches are realizing the benefits of He Shou Wu. The research on the actual benefits is pretty eye-opening and you may be surprised by what this little natural herb can do for you. Let's look at some of the health benefits He Shou Wu has to offer:

  • It helps the liver and kidneys, which are responsible for keeping your body and blood healthy. It also helps to eliminate toxins from your body which helps avoid sickness or disease.

  • Improve bowel movements, if you deal with constipation daily, it is probably a good time to assess your diet, and maybe consider adding He Shou Wu. Some people will reach for over-the-counter medicine when they are constipated, which can do more harm, but He Shou Wu is a great source to help stay regular. Check with your doctor before replacing any medications.

  • It helps to boost your immune system. Due to the daily stressors of life and a westernized diet, our immune system can become compromised. For people who suffer from autoimmune diseases like Lupus, Chrohn's disease, rheumatoid arthritis, and ulcerative colitis, this little herb can help. He Shou Wu helps increase red blood cell production and emodin, which allows the immune system.

  • It helps lower cholesterol and blood pressure by many alternative health practitioners to prevent atherosclerosis, stroke, and heart diseases.

  • Heavy menstrual flow. If you suffer from heavy bleeding during your cycles, this wonder herb can help reduce the heavy flow.

  • He Shou Wu helps with hair loss and premature graying.

So the next time you want to drink a cup of tea, add a little He Shou Wu. I use it twice a week in my cup of green tea to add additional healing elements to my daily routine. However, make sure you buy from a trusted herbal store and check with your doctor. Have a great He Shou Wu day!


Fareman, J. (2022). Herb of Intuition and Longevity: The Miraculous Health Benefits of He Shou Wu (Fo-Ti).,...%204%20Psycho-Spiritual%20Effects%3A%20Intuition%20Enhancing%20Properties.%20


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