he shou wu

he-shou-wu

Part used Root
Use 2 tsp in 10oz water decoct 20 mins, steep 40 mins
Benefits
  • Hepaprotective – stimulates liver and gall bladder function, increasing bile flow, enhancing intestinal function, lowering unhealthy cholesterol
  • Neuroprotective – by preventing formation of beta-amyloid plaques; promotes increased adrenal and thyroid secretions
  • Immune enhancing – enhances T lymphocytes and macrophage activity; treats low libido, low sperm count and poor sperm motility
Dangers Can cause diarrhoea

Adapted from:

Winston, D. & Maimes, S. (2007). Adaptogens: Herbs for strength, stamina and stress releif. Rochester, VT: Healing Arts Press

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