The name “He Shou Wu” translates to “the black-haired Mr. He.” It’s said that the remedy was named due to the transformational, youth-restoring effects it had on “Mr. He” when he discovered the herb.
It’s also referred to as Chinese knotweed and known as Fo-Ti in America.
This popular herbal remedy is used worldwide — often to promote good health and virility, as well as to treat a variety of different health conditions
The plant itself is a type of vine. Once harvested, the leaves, roots, and root tubers are separated and combined with other ingredients to create remedies to treat different ailments.