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Family Name: Polygonaceae

Botanical Name(s): Polygonum Multiflorum

Popular Name(s): He-Shou-Wu, Fo-Ti

Parts Used: Unprocessed root

Habitat: Native to China

Uses: The whole root has been used to lower cholesterol levels as well as to decrease hardening of the arteries, or arteriosclerosis. Other fo-ti research has investigated this herb's role in strong immune function, red blood cell formation, and antibacterial action

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