Fo-Ti Root

From our list of ailments, see what Fo-Ti Root can be used for:

  • Arteriosclerosis
  • Atherosclerosis
  • Constipation
  • Fatigue
  • Frigidity
  • Hardening of the Arteries
  • Impaired Sexual Desire
  • Impotence
  • Virility

Natural Remedies using Fo-Ti Root

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Hu-Zhang) — Not covered (AHP; KOM; PH2). As the best source of resveratrol, a COX-2 inhibitor, this herb shares many of the activities of the so-called miracle aspirin. See also Fo-Ti, which shares many chemicals with Hu-Zhang.

Contraindications, Interactions, and Side Effects (Fo-Ti) — Class 2d. Raw root is laxative; prepared root may cause GI distress; contraindicated with diarrhea (AHP). May cause colic, diarrhea, nausea, numbness of the extremities, and skin rashes (AHP; SKY). Allergic cystosis may result (LAF). Emodin has vasodilator and immunosuppressive effects in test tubes. LD50 of alcoholic percolates 169 to 2700 mg/kg (raw to cured) (LAF).

Arteriosclerosis, Atherosclerosis, Constipation, Fatigue, Frigidity, Hardening of the Arteries, Impaired Sexual Desire, Impotence, Virility

The Benefit of using Fo-Ti Root as a natural cure

Activities (Fo-Ti) — Antiaging (2; AKT; APA; FAY; KEB; LAF); Antiatherosclerotic (1; KEB); Antibacterial (1; FAY; SKY); Antimutagenic (2; AKT; KEB); Antioxidant (2; AKT; KEB; LAF); Antiplaque (f; FAY); Antiprogestational (1; CRC; DAA); Antipyretic (1; CRC; DAA); Antitumor (2; APA; CRC; KEB); Antiviral (1; APA; LAF); Aphrodisiac (f; FAY); Bitter (f; AKT); Cardioprotective (f; AKT); Deobstruent (f; CRC; DAA); Detoxicant (f; FAY); Dopaminergic (1; LAF); Hemopoietic (f; FAY); Hemostat (1; FAY); Hepatoprotective (2; AKT; APA; KEB); Hepatotonic (f; CRC); Hypocholesterolemic (2; AKT; APA; FAY; KEB; SKY); Hypoglycemic (1; DAA; FAY); Hypotriglyceridemic (2; KEB); Immunodepressant (1; KEB); Immunostimulant (1; APA; SKY); Laxative (1; APA; SKY); Lipolytic (1; FAY; LAF); MAOI (2; KEB; LAF); Nephrotonic (f; CRC; FAY); Nervine (f; CRC; KEB); Propecic (f; AKT); Sedative (1; CRC; DAA; FAY); SOD-genic (1; LAF); Splenotonic (f; FAY); Thymoprotective (1; LAF); Tonic (f; AKT; CRC; KEB); Vasodilator (1; KEB).

Dosages (Fo-Ti) — 6–15 g dry root (LAF); 4–5 g dry root or 8–16 ml fluid extract (1:2) (KEB); 0.5–1 dropper concentrated root extract 2–3 ×/day (APA); 3–5 g/cup water 3 ×/day (SKY); 5 (500