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Fo-ti is the dried or cured root of a twining vine in the knotweed family with broad arrowhead-shaped leaves. It’s a major adaptogenic anti-aging herb used for kidneys, adrenals and hormones to boost sexual energy, mental clarity, hair growth, eczema, dry skin, alopecia, degradation of glands, blood vessel health, reduces free radical damage from UV light, relaxes the bowels, detoxifies and strengthens the blood, reduces blood cholesterol and fat deposits in arteries, anti-tumor, heart conditions, chronic bronchitis. Helps adapt to cold temperatures. Too much may cause diarrhea, intestinal pain and nausea.
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Behind the bar at The Drawing Board lives a virtual pharmacy of holistic ingredients, including activated charcoal, bee pollen, ginger/turmeric honey, rosehip and hawthorn tonic, alkaline water and adaptogenic herbs such as eleuthero, fo-ti, astragalus and tulsi.
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These include he shou wu (fo-ti), a classic Chinese longevity herb that is available as a tasty tonic called "shou wu chi."
For antibacterial products, the company recommends echinacea, fo-ti, garlic, goldenseal, green tea, olive and oregano.
PhytoChi contains whole extracts of 16 tonic herbs, including cured fo-ti, lycium, astragalus, Cherokee rosehips, aloe vera, schizandra, eleuthro, reishi, Job's tears, American ginseng, Tienchi ginseng, turmeric, tangerine, cassia and passion flower.
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