Fo-ticomes from central and southern China, but you can also find it in Japan and Taiwan. It is a perennial climbing plant that can reach a height of 30 feet. It has heart-shaped leaves and white or pink flowers on red stems. In the fall, the roots of plants that are 3 to 4 years old are dried out. The leaves and stems are also used. In the United States, fo-ti can be bought raw, processed with wine or steam, or cured.
TCM uses fo-ti as a tonic to treat blood deficiency symptoms like dizziness, blurred vision, graying hair, pain or weakness in the lower back and knees, spermatorrhea (unwanted urination), and nocturnal emissions (urinating while sleeping). Most of the time, red fo-ti is used. This is the root that has been boiled in a liquid made from black beans.
◉ Anti-Inflammatory Effects- In mouse models, TSG and emodin in Fo-ti decreased inflammation and helped with colitis by making PPAR-gamma levels go up and NF-kB levels go down.
In test tubes, a methanol extract of Fo-ti stopped the inflammation caused by bacterial toxins on immune cells. It stopped NF-kB from turning on, which decreased the amount of nitric oxide, COX-2 enzyme, and inflammatory cytokines like TNF-alpha and IL-6.
AMPK/Nrf2 is turned on by emodin, which protects microglia cells in the brain from inflammation.
◉ Immune-Stimulating Effects- One traditional use of Fo-ti is to make the immune system stronger.
Fo-ti contains sugars like rhamnose, arabinose, xylose, and glucose, as well as anthraquinone glycosides, which boost the immune system.
In test tubes, scientists saw that Fo-ti might help make more T cells, B cells, and natural killer (NK) cells and make them work better.
◉ Bone Health- In a study on menopausal mice, a hot water extract of Fo-ti stopped bone loss (osteopenia).
In a study done on cells, TSG from Fo-ti extract helped protect bone-making cells (osteoblasts) from oxidative stress.
◉ Diabetes Complications- Through SIRT1 and TGF-beta pathways, TSG protected the kidneys of diabetic mice from damage caused by high blood sugar.
In test tubes, stilbene glucoside from Fo-ti stopped high blood sugar from making tissues age faster.
|Product Name||Fo Ti Herb Powder.
|Scientific Name||Polygonum multiflorum.|
|Country of Origin
||Originally from the USA.
||Powder or Ground.
|Taste & Aroma
||With a distinctive sweet yet bitter taste.|
|Shelf Life & Storage
||Shelf Life is about 12 to 24 months. The best way to store them is in a cool, dark place with a lid that keeps out air.|
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