Discover the Magic of the He Shou Wu Root!

He Shou Wu for Hair Growth
He Shou Wu for Hair Growth

Long Luscious Locks Can Be Yours

I love discovering natural ways to accelerate my hair growth, the longer the better! Luscious long hair makes me feel sexy. I’ve got a secret to move your hair from good to great. Even if you love your hair worn short, I have still have a secret for you. It’s called Fo-ti and it can give you faster hair growth and better texture.

Never heard of it? I’m not surprised. It’s one of those exotic secrets you really have to dig for. Fo-ti is a plant that grows in areas of Asia, in places like China, Japan, and Taiwan. It’s also known as the ultimate longevity aid and supplements are made from the roots of the Fo-Ti plant. This root can also be called Polygonum multiflorum. Also be sure to buy prepared He Shou Wo although most supplements you would find would be, the raw root has a laxative effect.

He Shou Wu
He Shou Wu

You may have heard of it under the name of He Shou Wo, translated from Chinese as “Mr. He black-hair “. Legend has it that Mr. He was once tired and grey-haired until he experimented with the root of the fo-ti plant. Not only did he manage to restore his hair back to brilliant black, it also had more body and a youthful sheen.  Mr. He had a new energy and vitality. He Shou Wo is also very rich in zinc.

So, Fo-ti can help to prevent or even reverse grey hair and it can stimulate hair growth, nice benefits. You can see why I love it! Now be prepared to be impressed because it can do even more. Using Fo-ti leaves you with softer, thicker hair that just begs to be touched. How awesome is that?

It’s also a Chinese remedy for premature aging, as it is believed to nourish and aid the liver and kidney. It’s also been used to boost hormonal balance to help with night sweats, boost the libido in men and women, to increase energy, and to lower cholesterol and blood pressure.

Now for the not so great part that may or may not apply to you. The side effects are rare but can be loose stools or skin rashes. In really rare cases, it can cause numbness in arms or legs.  Really, anyone can use this herb but if you are pregnant I would skip it unless you are working one on one with an herbalist who advises otherwise.

I’ve been taking Fo-Ti on and off since I was 15. Every time, I noticed my hair grows twice as fast, I have more energy, umm, yes my libido is increased, just saying… Overall, I just feel happier (but that is subjective) and that’s not just because of the bonus libido side effect.

Here is a wonderful product by for Beautiful hair which includes He Shou Wu root!

Beautiful Hair Herbal Supplement by Jing Herbs
Beautiful Hair Herbal Supplement by Jing Herbs

Here are the Fo-Ti benefits again:

• Faster hair growth

• Thicker, softer hair

• Preventing or reversing grey hair

• Helps nourish the liver and kidney

• Boosts hormonal balance (and helps with related night sweats)

• Boosts the libido for men and women

• Increases energy

• Lowers blood pressure and cholesterol

Give it a try and let me know how it works for you!


My name is Nicole and I live in beautiful Vancouver, BC, Canada, where there’s an abundance of great tasting and healthy food. I’ve spent over 10 years on a predominantly raw vegan regime and I’m more than willing to share my experiences and opinions with you. I have to admit that I am also a skincare and super-food fanatic who believes that real, natural foods are the solution for longevity, anti-aging, health, and beauty. I’ve got loads of tips on beauty foods, herbs, and natural supplements for vibrant health and beauty, having spent years testing out what really works I share these on my free blog. Check out my very first book and free blog at, Vitamins for Beauty, which will help you glow from the inside out.The book guides through your local grocery store, showing you which foods & vitamins will keep you looking younger, with glowing skin and lustrous hair. When I'm not in the kitchen whipping up a new beauty recipe, out trying some new cruelty-free skincare, or shopping for local superfoods at the farmers market or Whole Foods, I can be found belly-dancing, doing hot yoga, shopping, giving myself a home facial, reading, writing, exercising, or boxing!You can also find me on Facebook