Do you believe you are what you Eat?
Fo ti root is known for its ability to concentrate tremendous amounts of "Chi" and nutritional components into its dense root system.
When these roots are consumed, these life-giving nutrients are transferred, helping to both nourish and sustain the body.
Polygonum multiflorum is a top "Jing" herb known to replenish the "root of our vitality" by providing deep nourishment, via Jing essence.
He shou wu is native to China and has a deep seated history among Taoist masters who were said to have lived healthy lives to ages well over 100 years.
One of the greatest legacies told throughout Asia is the story of Li Ching-Yuen, herbalist and Taoist master.
As the legend depicts Li Ching-Yuen was said to have lived to extreme old age. He consumed large doses of brews and tinctures consisting of ginseng, foti root, gotu kola, reishi and goji berries.
He was actually published in the 1933 edition of the Guinness Book of World Records as the world's oldest living man (1678-1930), but since then this claim has been retracted as myth.
However this story, as well as many others, represent the traditionally recognized notion of Taoists living well beyond what we think is humanly possible is due, in part, to the consumption of these herbs.