Botanical Name: Polygoni multiflori Radix preparata

Zhi He Shou Wu

Zhi He Shou Wu

Category: Tonify the Blood

Taste: Bitter, Sweet, Astringent

Temperature: Slightly Warm

Channels Entered: Liver, Kidney

Dosage: 9-30g

Key Characteristics: Nourishes the blood and yin and preserves the essence.

Cautions & Contraindications:

  • Contraindicated in those with loose stools or significant dampness or phlegm.

Actions & Indications:

  • Tonifies the Liver and Kidneys, nourishes the blood, and augments the essence: for patterns of yin or blood deficiency with such signs as dizziness, blurred vision, premature graying of the hair, weakness in the lower back and knees, soreness in the extremities, nocturnal emissions, and insomnia. This is a commonly used herb, as it both tonifies and preserves, and is neither cold, nor too cloying.
  • Expels wind from the skin by nourishing the blood: for wind rash due to blood deficiency.
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