To be honest, when I first heard the term fo-ti, I thought it sounded like one of the martial arts. But then I learned that it’s actually a climbing knotweed plant that’s native to China and has been used in traditional medicine for centuries.
Its scientific name is Polygonum multiflorum, and some refer to it as “he shou wu,” which means “the black-haired Mr. He.”
Whatever the name, this plant has now sparked the curiosity of modern scientists for its myriad health benefits.
Take a glance at these research findings, and you’ll probably think fo-ti is an absolute cure-all! But it’s not quite […]