He Shou Wu - The Great Kidney and Adrenal Restorer

by Tahnee McCrossin April 24, 2020 2 mins read

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One of the key aspects of bringing our adaptogenic tonic herbs into your lifestyle is that you begin to take the herbal medicine *before* you get sick...(prevention being better than cure, and all that.)

Tonic herbs (as a general category) have regenerative abilities that feed and nourish our core organs and support the tonification of our body's systems - think the building and maintenance phases, instead of the direct action many 'regular' herbs have. Tonic herbs can help to ensure that in this crazy world, we never reach the point of exhaustion, despite juggling a million things at once; exhaustion is the seed for degeneration. We obviously recommend adjusting lifestyle wherever possible to be more health-promoting, but we also understand that many are in situations that are challenging and hard to shift (hello mamas and carers!). Never lean on the herbs, but get to know them as allies who can assist as you transition into a more sustainable phase of life.

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So when exhaustion does occur and the Kidneys and adrenals are tapped out, we look to the primary Yin Jing herb He Shou Wu to bring us back into balance. He Shou Wu is a beloved restorative herb in the tonic system, used for bringing the core energy levels up to a place where function is restored and vitality can return.

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Check out this blog, where you can see Mason live, at our He Shou Wu farm.

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He Shou Wu (also known as Fo Ti), is the great adrenal and Kidney-healing herb of the Orient, recognised by Taoists for its life-extending abilities. Bringing harmony and restoration to your Jing essence (your core energy), this herb is a favourite for restoring depleted vitality and bringing the fundamental energy back to the body for ultimate vigour. This super adaptogen is known to bring healing to the sex hormones, that are crucial to every function of the body and our metabolism. It's also a herb that works on the Liver channel, so can be helpful for those who are Blood deficient or who require Kidney and Liver support. Check with your acupuncturist or integrative health practitioner to determine if He Shou Wu is right for you.

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He Shou Wu Benefits

  • Restores the adrenals to full function
  • Heals the effects of stress
  • Downregulates the nervous system
  • Balances sex hormones
  • Maintains youthful sex drive
  • Increases longevity

He Shou Wu is great to have up your sleeve for when you or someone you know has burned the candle at both ends for too long, or when you know that you need something on your side to prevent you from slipping into that tapped out state when you're working or playing too hard.

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Let us know if you try our He Shou Wu - we'd love to hear from you, you can check it out here.



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