Herbs for Healthy Hair: Fo-ti Root
Clinical Herbalist Reviewed on April 19, 2013 by Paulina Nelega, RH
Many herbs are notably beneficial for promoting healthy hair, and Fo-ti root (Polygonum multiflorum) from the Orient is one of the most renowned. According to legend, its common name is derived from the name of a Tang dynasty ruler (“black-haired Mr. He”) whose long life and ample fertility was attributed to this herb.
In traditional Chinese medicine, Fo-ti root is most often used as a longevity tonic. It is considered to strengthen our ‘Kidney qi,’ a specific type of energy which is associated with fertility and overall vitality, including healthy hair growth. Fo-ti is even reputed to have the ability to restore gray hair back to its natural color and help prevent further graying.
Fo-ti root is also used to ‘build the blood,’ meaning that it nourishes the blood, the source of nutrients for all of our body’s cells, tissues, and reproductive fluids. Its many beneficial phytonutrients also support the production of red blood cells, which carry life-giving oxygen to our entire body.
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~ by Paulina Nelega, Clinical Herbalist (RH)
Paulina Nelega, RH, has been in private practice as a Clinical Herbalist for over 15 years. She has developed and taught courses in herbal medicine, and her articles on health have appeared in numerous publications. She is very passionate about the healing power of nature. Ask Dr. Jan