Fo-ti is used for treating tuberculosis that has spread to the lymph nodes, cancer, inflammation of the prostate (prostatitis), and constipation. It is also used as a liver and kidney "tonic"; as a blood and "vital essence" toner; and to fortify muscles, tendons, and bones. Fo-ti is also used for high cholesterol and other elevated blood fats, trouble sleeping (insomnia), limb numbness, lower back and knee soreness or weakness, premature graying, hair loss, and dizziness with ringing in the ears (tinnitus).
Fo-ti is applied directly to the skin for sores, carbuncles, skin eruptions, and itching.
In manufacturing, fo-ti extract is used as an ingredient in hair and skin care products.
Don't confuse fo-ti with the commercial product Fo-ti-Teng that contains no fo-ti.
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