If you are stressed, going prematurely grey or thinning on top, having trouble conceiving, or struggling with poor memory or poor concentration, then you need ho she wu. It’s one of the best tonic herbs ever for your kidney organ system, in fact it’s one of my top ten Taoist tonic herbs.
Ho she wu is powerful for building up your reserve energy, improving your capacity to heal and recover. It’s also a great anti-stress herb that helps you to feel calmer and able to cope. It can improve the health of your brain and central nervous system, your reproductive system, your bladder, your adrenal glands, your bones, joints, tendons and ligaments.
Why does it work on so many parts of the body? Ho she wu heals and tonifies the kidney organ system, which in Taoist and Chinese medicine relates to all of the areas mentioned. If you heal and tonify the kidney organ system, any or all of those parts of the body can improve. You may improve your memory, be able to concentrate better, and feel less pain or more flexibility in your joints and bones. You might also have increased potency or fertility. Ho she wu can give you an abundance of that reserve energy, drive and confidence.
Ho she wu is famous for its ability to build thick and lustrous hair, and for restoring its original colour. If you have greying hair or hair starting to recede, it will slow down or sometimes completely halt further hair loss. The name ho she wu means ‘Mr Wu’s hairy back’ and comes from a thousand year old story that says the man who discovered it was weak because he was lacking in ‘jing’ or reserve energy. His hair was going grey and falling out. He couldn’t get a wife. Then he found ho she wu and as a result of regular use of it, all of his hair grew back and was dark in colour again, and he married had 12 children.
Ho she wu is excellent for replenishing your reserves. If you feel you are run down, low on energy, stressed, anxious, or have any of those issues that relate to a lack of reserve energy, ho she wu is going to build that back up.
It has a pleasant taste so if you’re using it on its own you can brew it as a tea, or you can add extra to Lion Heart Herbs Rejuvenate blend if you want more of it in there. You can put it in pretty much anything you cook that has water in it like soup or stew, to make a super-soup or super-stew. If you have the extract powder you can put it in your smoothie or your juice or just take it in water. Take on a daily basis until you feel low in stress and high in energy.
Taste; bitter, sweet and pungent
Treasures; yin jing, blood
Organs; kidneys, liver
Elwin is also the Founder of Complete Detox Academy, Taoist Health Academy, the Health Coaching Institute and High Energy Academy, as well as the author of 'the Easy Exhaustion Cure' and 'the 4 Step Safe and Effective Detox Action Plan'.
Elwin is highly Enthusiastic about empowering people to feel Energized, Joyful and Alive, Naturally and Sustainably, and has worked over 5 years with over 1000 clients towards this goal. Elwin is particularly passionate about working with clients who are highly committed to reaching high levels of Health, Energy and Wellbeing, by natural and sustainable means.
Elwin has always been interested in Health since childhood. With a mother who had cancer 4 times, and a father with Chronic Fatigue Syndrome, Elwin is determined to get to the Root Causes of what really creates Disease, and what it really takes to have Outstanding Health and Wellbeing. After suffering from Health Challenges all his life, Elwin became determined, in 2007, to 'Get his Energy back or Die Trying', and, with this level of Resolve, made rapid progress, after a few false starts, which led him naturally, organically, after many requests, to dedicate himself full time to helping others get the kind of Results that he had achieved.