Fo-ti / Ho-shou-wu Pieces

Fo-ti / Ho-shou-wu Pieces

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In China, Fo Ti is called ho-shou-wu, a phrase that translates to "Mr. He's Black Hair" and references the legendary herbalist Li Ching Yuen who reputedly lived to be more than 130 years old due to drinking Fo Ti tea.

Use the Fo Ti pieces to prepare your own "longevity" tea. However, you may wish to avoid this herb if you are gluten intolerant.

Please note: Our Fo Ti has been processed. The root slices have been cured by simmering in a black bean liquid.

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a.
quick look

information at a glance
approximate cups to one pound12
originchina
plant part usedroot
processingcut & sifted

b.
buying & keeping

general guidelines and tips
storage tipsStore in a sealed container in a cool, dark place.
appearance & aromaDark and woody, without noticeable scent.
important!Our Fo Ti has been processed. The root slices have been cured by simmering in a black bean liquid.

c.
uses

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culinaryTypically decocted to prepare tea. May also be tinctured.
safetyContains emodin and other anthraquinones, which may cause constipation. Avoid use if you have a history of liver disease. May interfere with pharmaceutical drugs metabolized by the same liver enzymes.

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d.
flavor profile

fo-ti / ho-shou-wu
pieces

Bitter flavor due to anthraquinone content.

e.
formulas & recipes

fo-ti / ho-shou-wu
pieces

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f.
what else you should know

fo-ti / ho-shou-wu
pieces

Fo-ti is a flowering vine in the smartweed family that is native to China but cultivated elsewhere. Our fo-ti root is processed, which means that it has been cured by simmering in a black bean liquid.

Processed fo-ti root contains carbohydrate-binding proteins called lectins, so-named from the Latin word legere because they select and attach to carbohydrates arrangements on cells and behave like antibodies, although they don’t generate allergy symptoms. The root also contains a number of anthraquinones, including emodin.



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