1,2,3 hypoleucum, Fallopia multiflorum var. Directions: To use as a tea, pour 1 cup boiling water over 1 tsp. As a Chinese herb, it was recorded most early in “Kaibao Bencao” published by the imperial court of the Song Dynasty (973-974 A.D.) [1 1. Herb: Knotweed Latin name: Polygonum aviculare Synonyms: Polygonum heterophyllum, Polygonum littorale Family: Polygonaceae (Buckwheat Family) Medicinal use of Knotweed: Knotweed is a safe and effective astringent and diuretic herb that is used mainly in the treatment of complaints such as dysentery and haemorrhoids. Polygonum species are occasionally eaten by humans, and are used as food plants by the larvae of some Lepidoptera species – see list. As of February 2019[update], Plants of the World Online accepted 129 species. This is only a brief summary of general information about this product. The species is hermaphrodite (has both male and female organs). Always consult your healthcare provider to ensure the information displayed on this page applies to your personal circumstances. Data sources include IBM Watson Micromedex (updated 7 Dec 2020), Cerner Multum™ (updated 4 Dec 2020), ASHP (updated 3 Dec 2020) and others. Discussing the plant he knew as polygonum in 1655, Matthias Martinius referred to Scribonius Largus (who wrote a list of prescriptions around 47 AD) and gave an alternative etymology, based on γόνος (gonos, 'offspring', 'seed'), the meaning of the name then being the Latin foecundus, i.e. Anti-HIV activities of the compounds isolated from Polygonum cuspidatum and Polygonum multiflorum. Ho-shou-wu (pinyin: heshouwu) is derived from the roots of Polygonum multiflorum.The herb was first recorded (1,2,16) in the Ri Huazi Bencao (Tang Dynasty, 713 A.D.) and then incorporated into the well-known Kaibao Bencao (Song Dynasty; 973 A.D.). Taxonomic Serial No. Fo-Ti is widely used to strengthen the lower back and knees. Polygonum multiflorum, Helxine multiflorum, Pleuroptterus cordatus, Polygonum convolvulus, Polygonum multiflorus Common Names Chinese Knotweed, Climbing Knotweed, Fo ti, Flowery Knotweed, He-Shou-Wu, Kashuu Suitable for: light (sandy), medium (loamy) and heavy (clay) soils. 5 Historical Use of Polygonum multiflorum. of herb, cover and steep 3-5 minutes. Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. Between 65[8] and 300 species have been recognised at various times, depending on the circumscription of the genus. Description Polygonatum multiflorum is a rhizomatous perennial that grows up to 3 feet (90 cm) tall and up to 10 inches (25 cm) wide, with alternate leaves on arching stems. Other genera, such as Polygonella, have been subsumed into Polygonum. Habitat: Polygonum multiflorum is widely seen in all parts of China and it is cultivated all around the country. [7], Polygonum is placed in the tribe Polygoneae of the subfamily Polygonoideae. P. multiflorum and its extracts should be considered hepatotoxic; however, the plant is widely used in traditional Chinese medicine and Ayurvedic medicine for its rejuvenating and toning properties, to increase liver and kidney function, for treatment of cognitive disorders and dyslipidemia, and to cleanse the blood. This information does not endorse this product as safe, effective, or approved for treating any patient or health condition. Click below on a thumbnail map or name for species profiles. Other Common Names: Climbing knotweed, flowery knotweed, fo-ti, fo-ti-teng, he shou wu, or ho shou wu. This information is not specific medical advice and does not replace information you receive from your health care provider. You should talk with your health care provider for complete information about the risks and benefits of using this product. WHAT'S IN AN HERB NAME? This product may adversely interact with certain health and medical conditions, other prescription and over-the-counter drugs, foods, or other dietary supplements. Medically reviewed by Drugs.com. 8.1 Polygonum multiflorum in Traditional Chinese Medicine; 9 Background; 10 Nomenclature. Origin: China. The idea of such use was also known to Shakespeare, as Beatrice K. Otto pointed out, quoting A Midsummer Night's Dream:[15]. Q. T. Chen, L. H. Zhuo, W. Xu, Z. H. Huang, and X. H. Qiu, “Content changes of 5 components in Polygohum muhiflorum during processing,” Chinese Journal of Experimental Traditional Medical Formulae, vol. P. multiflorum is widely used in Chinese medicine; however, adverse event reporting under clinical trial conditions is lacking. Lin HW, Sun MX, Wang YH, et al. : 823837 (Download Help) Polygonum multiflorum TSN 823837 Taxonomy and Nomenclature Kingdom: Plantae : Taxonomic Rank: Species : Common Name(s): tuber fleeceflower [English] Accepted Name(s): Fallopia multiflora (Thunb.) In vitro studies in tissues of the CNS report decreased neuroinflammation via inhibition of microglia activation,30 promotion of hippocampal synaptic plasticity,31 antioxidant effect in hippocampal and other cells,32, 33, 34, 35 and the reduction of amyloid peptide production.36 In contrast, an in vitro study using cultured mouse cortical neurons showed an extract of P. multiflorum to be neurotoxic.37 In a study conducted in rats, tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside reversed impaired learning and memory; histological changes were observed in the hippocampus.38, P. multiflorum extracts are traditionally used in Ayurvedic medicine and in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of cognitive disorders; however, clinical studies are lacking.37 One study conducted among patients with Alzheimer disease (N = 209) reported that the extract was effective; details of the methodology are unclear.39, Effects on triglyceride and total cholesterol regulation have been demonstrated by tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside, emodin, and physcion in mice and in vitro.40, 41, 42, 43 Raw fo-ti appeared to be more effective than processed fo-ti in 1 study.41, There are no clinical data regarding the use of P. multiflorum in dyslipidemia; however, both raw and cured fo-ti are used in traditional Chinese medicine for dyslipidemia.4, In vitro studies have shown that extracts of P. multiflorum possess antioxidant properties.30, 35, 37, 44, 45, 46, 47, 48 Immunomodulatory and anti-inflammatory effects have also been reported.5 Reduction in the production of glycation end products in diabetes has been demonstrated in vitro.49, In contrast to the known hepatotoxicity of P. multiflorum extracts,50, 51, 52 tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside and emodin appear to have hepatoprotective effects.30, 32, 43, 48, P. multiflorum is used at daily doses of 9 to 15 g of raw herb, but clinical studies are lacking. There are no clinical data regarding the use of P. multiflorum in alopecia or hair coloring despite widespread traditional use in China for this purpose. The species Polygonatum multiflorum is often called the Common Solomon's Seal, native to Europe it has been long cultivated for its use as a medicinal herb. The fruit is three-sided. General Information Polygonum multiflorum is a Perennial Climber up to 4.50 metres tall. Overall, the number of severe liver injury cases was significantly higher from supplements than conventional medications (P=0.02). LOADING... Disclaimer: ITIS taxonomy is based on the latest scientific consensus available, and is provided as a general reference source for interested parties. It is known as tuber fleeceflower and Chinese knotweed. Other genera, such as Polygonella, have been subsumed into Polygonum. Embryonic toxicity has been reported. Clarifying the circumscription of genera split from Polygonum was described in 2015 as "still ongoing". Care should be taken not to confuse Polygonum with Polygonatum – an entirely different genus of plants. P. multiflorum is native to central and southern China and is also distributed in Japan and Taiwan. This product may be unsafe when used before surgery or other medical procedures. More than 100 chemical compounds have been identified, and analytical techniques are described.5, 6, 7, 8, 9, Chemicals of interest include the anthraquinones emodin, physcion, and rhein; stilbenes; and a tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside.7, 10, 11, 12 Minerals and vitamins in the root have also been described.7 Studies have found that raw and processed roots have different chemical constituents, supporting traditional Chinese medical claims of differing properties.5, 13, 14, Extracts of P. multiflorum are not commonly used alone, but rather in combination with other herbs,5 including Buyangahuanw Pill Jiajian Fang and Qishu decoction. Latin Name Common Name Habit Height Hardiness Growth Soil Shade Moisture Edible Medicinal Other; Polygonum alaskanum: Alaska Wild Rhubarb: Perennial: 1.8 - LMH: SN: M: 2: 1 : Polygonum alpinum: Alpine Knotweed, Alaska wild rhubarb: Perennial: 1.0: 4-8 LMH: SN: M: 2: 1 Reynoutria multiflora ( synonyms Fallopia multiflora and Polygonum multiflorum) is a species of flowering plant in the buckwheat family Polygonaceae. Polygonatum multiflorum. A standard dose in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia is 3 to 12 g/day. [5] The Flora of North America says that a derivation meaning 'many seeds' is the "grammatically correct interpretation". Global Biodiversity Information Facility. Free and Open Access to Biodiversity Data. Fo-Ti is believed to als… Molecular phylogenetic studies, particularly in the 21st century, have led to major changes. With the exception of certain products that are generally recognized as safe in normal quantities, including use of folic acid and prenatal vitamins during pregnancy, this product has not been sufficiently studied to determine whether it is safe to use during pregnancy or nursing or by persons younger than 2 years of age. In The Man Who Laughs Victor Hugo wrote of the Comprachicos (child-buyers) who created artificial dwarfs, formed "by anointing babies' spines with the grease of bats, moles and dormice" and using drugs such as "dwarf elder, knotgrass, and daisy juice". The flowers are slightly necked, pendent, tubular, white, with green tips, hanging from the undersides of the stems. Reynoutria multiflorum var. Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. It cannot grow in the shade. The roots are the main plant part of interest and are harvested and dried in autumn when they are 3 to 4 years of age, but the stems and leaves are also used. Fallopia multiflora (Thunb.) Polygonum L. – knotweed Species: Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. 7.1 Other Names: 8 Historical Use of Polygonum multiflorum. Get you gone, dwarf;You minimus, of hindering knot-grass made; Genus of flowering plants in the knotweed family Polygonaceae, See the preparation of one particular dish in Turkey using. P. multiflorum is used at daily doses of 9 to 15 g of raw herb, but clinical studies are lacking. Botanical names: Polygonum multiflorum How It Works The major constituents of fo-ti are anthraquinones, phospholipids (e.g., lecithin), tannins, and tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside. The species are very diverse, ranging from prostrate herbaceous annual plants to erect herbaceous perennial plants. [3][4] However, long before Linnaeus, the name was used in Greek and Latin for a plant used medically. Of the 217 supplement products implicated in liver injury, fo-ti was among the 22% (116) of the single-ingredient products.55, Reviews of the toxic effects, possibly dose- and duration-related, of P. multiflorum on the liver have been published. We comply with the HONcode standard for trustworthy health information -. Avoid use. Net Weight :250g. The flowers are usually bisexual, rarely unisexual, and have five (occasionally four) tepals, the outer being slightly different from the inner ones. Liver transplant was also more frequent with toxicity from non-bodybuilding supplements (13%) than with conventional medications (3%) (P<0.001). The species name multiflorum refers to the flowers. [7] – tuber fleeceflower It is a perennial climbing herb that can grow to 9 m in height. According to folklore, the older and larger roots have the most power, potentially offering immortality.2, 3, 4, Major chemical constituents include stilbenes, quinones, flavonoids phospholipids, and others. Select one or more newsletters to continue. Species on this page ( A = names approved by most authorities, s = approved as synonyms) : Polygonum affine D. Don s -> Fallopia aubertii (L. Henry) Holub A; Polygonum amphibium L. -> Persicaria amphibia (L.) Gray; Polygonum amplexicaule D. Don; Polygonum aubertii L. Henry s-> Fallopia aubertii (L. Henry) Holub A This information should not be used to decide whether or not to take this product. Raw, wine- or steam-processed, or cured fo-ti is available in the United States.1, 2, 3, 4, Radix Polygoni multiflori or he shou wu is a popular Chinese tonic herb, whose usage dates back to 713 AD.2 Fo-ti appears to be a name given to the preparation for use in areas where Chinese is not the primary language.4 It is considered one of the country's great 4 herbal tonics, along with angelica, lycium, and panax, and is used to increase liver and kidney function and to cleanse the blood.3 The plant is also prescribed for symptoms of premature aging, such as gray hair, and is commonly found in hair care products in China.2, 4 It is also used to treat insomnia, weak bones, constipation, and atherosclerosis.2 Regarded as a rejuvenating plant, fo-ti has been thought to prevent aging and promote longevity. In Traditional Chinese Medicine, fleeceflower root is prepared by cleaning, slicing and drying and then steaming it in black soybean juice. 5.1 Polygonum multiflorum in Traditional Chinese Medicine; 6 Background; 7 Nomenclature. For example, buckwheat (Fagopyrum esculentum) has sometimes been included in the genus as Polygonum fagopyrum. The genus primarily grows in northern temperate regions. Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. Polygonum is a genus in the Polygonaceae family. The processed root has been used to lower cholesterol levels in Traditional Chinese Medicine. 10.1 Other Names: 11 Historical Use of Polygonum multiflorum. Common Name: Fo-ti. They have a membranous ochrea (a sheath around the stem nodes). Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. turmeric, echinacea, saw palmetto, milk thistle, Ginkgo Biloba. Other reviews suggest an idiopathic nature to the toxicity, with more than 400 cases reported. In the Middle English glossary of herbs Alphita (c. 1400–1425), it was known as ars-smerte. The processed root has been used to lower cholesterol levels in Traditional Chinese Medicine. It is probably best known for it’s ability to turn grey hair dark again. hypoleucum It is native to Central and southern China. Scientific Name(s): Polygonum multiflorum Thunb.Common Name(s): Chinese cornbind, Climbing knotweed, Flowery knotweed, Fo-ti, Heshouwu, Radix Polygoni multiflori, Tuber fleeceflower. One more dish based on "madimak" polygonum cognatum: "Archival data on wild food plants used in Poland in 1948", https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DzNCO94rWXE, https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=p3cJk6ChPkY, Natural History Museum, London: Nature-navigator website, Royal Horticultural Society: Plant Finder section website, https://en.wikipedia.org/w/index.php?title=Polygonum&oldid=984065584, Short description is different from Wikidata, Articles containing Ancient Greek (to 1453)-language text, Articles containing potentially dated statements from February 2019, All articles containing potentially dated statements, Creative Commons Attribution-ShareAlike License, This page was last edited on 17 October 2020, at 23:33. Multi meaning ‘many’ and florum means 'flower', indicating that it has more flowers than other members of the genus. Fo Ti or Fleeceflower Root Powder (common name)/ He Shou Wu (Pin Yin name) / Polygonum Multiflorum Root (botanical name). J Ethnopharmacol 2006;104:144-8. Clinical trials are lacking to support claims for therapeutic purposes, but topical applications for the treatment of alopecia and a role in neurodegenerative diseases are being investigated. Common names include knotweed, knotgrass, bistort, tearthumb, mile-a-minute, smartweed and several others. Hepatotoxicity has been documented. Hepatotoxicity has been documented.50, 51, 52 GI symptoms, including diarrhea, may be due to consuming raw or improperly processed fo-ti.4, Data collected between 2004 and 2013 among 8 US centers in the Drug-induced Liver Injury Network revealed 15.5% (130) of hepatotoxicity cases was caused by herbals and dietary supplements whereas 85% (709) were related to medications. Emodin has demonstrated inhibitory effects on vasodilation in isolated rat aortas.25 Tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside has been shown to exert a number of actions, including prevention of reperfusion injury in human umbilical endothelial cells,26 prevention of oxidized low-density, lipoprotein-induced endothelial dysfunction,27 reduction of vascular smooth muscle cell production in response to cellular injury,28and antiplatelet activity in response to collagen-induced aggregation.29. The processed (cured) root of the plant is used to make medicine. Polygonum bohemicum — ID 66299 Symbol Key POBO10 Common Name Bohemian knotweed Family Polygonaceae Category Dicot Division Magnoliophyta US Nativity Cultivated, or not in the U.S. US/NA Plant Yes State Distribution N/A Growth Habit N/A … Planta Med 2010;76(9):889-92. This product has not been reviewed by the FDA to determine whether it is safe or effective and is not subject to the quality standards and safety information collection standards that are applicable to most prescription drugs. They are longish-elliptical with short stalks and rounded bases ; … Powders are great for encapsulating. Available for Android and iOS devices. An in vitro study suggests tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside exerts an inhibitory effect on platelet aggregation.29, P. multiflorum is widely used in Chinese medicine; however, adverse event reporting under clinical trial conditions is lacking. This information relates to an herbal, vitamin, mineral or other dietary supplement. This is especially helpful to older people. The genus name is usually said to be from the Greek πολυ- (poly-, 'many') and γόνυ (gonu, 'knee' or 'joint'), in reference to the swollen jointed stem. It is in flower from July to September. A number of species that had been included in Polygonum have been moved into several other genera, including Bistorta, Fagopyrum, Fallopia, Koenigia, Persicaria and Reynoutria. In the Middle English glossary of herbs Alphita (c. 1400-1425), it was known as ars-smerte. hypoleucum, syn. Polygonum multiflorum var. Fo-Ti or He Shou Wu is considered a powerful longevity herb in the system of Chinese Medicine. Common name(s): Solomon’s Seal, David’s Harp, Ladder-to-Heaven Synonyme(s): N/A Family: Asparagaceae, Nolinoideae subfamily Origin: Asia (Caucasus, Nepal, Turkey), Europe More infos: A variegated cultivar is available. Polygonum multiflorum Thunb belongs to the Polygonaceae family of plants. Polygonum hydropiper is a ANNUAL growing to 0.8 m (2ft 7in). Prepare as a tea or tonic, or as directed by a physician. View abstract. Last updated on Dec 12, 2019. Haraldson. There are usually four to six stamens and three (rarely two) styles. Haraldson – tuber fleeceflower. MULTILINGUAL MULTISCRIPT PLANT NAME DATABASE. The plant is self-fertile. Fallopia ciliinodis). Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. Hepatotoxicity is largely reversible; however, deaths have been reported.50, 51, 52 Nephrotoxicity and embryonic toxicity53 have also been reported and attributed to the quinone constituents emodin and rhein.5, 37, Tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside and emodin appear to have neuro-, nephro-, and hepatoprotective effects.30, 32, 43, 48, 54 In mice, processing the raw roots increased emodin and decreased tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside content and diminished observed toxicity.13, In rats, tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside was detected in the liver and lungs in the highest concentrations, but not in brain and testes tissues.6 Mutagenicity and toxicity to lung tissue have also been described.5. Most species are considered weedy, especially in moist soils in the USA. Of page the name Polygonum aviculare knotgrass herb tea is pleasant for centuries, Polygonum multiflorum has used! Botanical Name: Polygonum multiflorum. 1 Fleeceflower root is widely produced across China, including in the Henan, Hubei, Guizhou, provinces. There are no clinical data regarding the use of P. multiflorum in cancer. Purported antiaging effects mostly rely on in vitro studies of antioxidant and neuroprotective effects.5, Topical application of P. multiflorum has to induced follicular keratinocyte proliferation in mice.19, 20 The inhibition of tyrosinase activity in mice melanocytes has also been demonstrated,21 and compounds isolated from P. multiflorum roots induced a greater proliferation of dermal papilla cells than minoxidil in an in vitro study.22. This root has been cured in a soy bean solution during processing. 'fecund', 'with many offspring'. There have been various opinions about how broadly the genus should be defined. Plant Description: Chinese knotweed is a herbaceous vine, which quickly spreads and covers any available surfaces. The plant may also be nephro-, neuro-, and embryotoxic. Protective effect of Polygonum multiflorum Thunb on amyloid beta-peptide 25-35 induced cognitive deficits in mice. The Plants Database includes the following 83 species of Polygonum . Sorting Polygonum names. [2], The genus Polygonum was first described by Carl Linnaeus in 1754. Drugs.com provides accurate and independent information on more than 24,000 prescription drugs, over-the-counter medicines and natural products. It has been used for thousands of years to promote long life, nourish blood, strengthen bones, tendons and muscles as well as many other purposes. Evidence of hepatic injury in humans exists; consider P. multiflorum and its extracts hepatotoxic. Of the 130 related cases of liver injury related to supplements, 65% were from non-bodybuilding supplements and occurred most often in Hispanic/Latinos compared to non-Hispanic whites and non-Hispanic blacks. He Shou Wu is a Chinese herbal medicine, derived from the Polygonum multiflorum Thunb plant ().. Several species can be eaten cooked,[11] for example during famines. The plant has red stems, heart-shaped leaves, and white or pink flowers. Embryonic toxicity has been reported.53, Case reports are lacking. A standard dose in the Chinese Pharmacopoeia is 3 to 12 g/day.50, P. multiflorum is usually used in combination with other traditional products.4, 5, Avoid use. Former genera such as Polygonella have been subsumed into Polygonum; other genera have been split off. Radix Polygoni multiflori or he shou wu is a popular Chinese tonic herb, whose usage dates back to 713 AD.2 Fo-ti appears to be a name given to the preparation for use in areas where Chinese is not the primary language.4 It is considered one of the country's great 4 herbal tonics, along with angelica, lycium, and panax, and is used to increase liver and kidney function and to cleanse the blood.3 The plant is also prescribed for symptoms of premature aging, such as gray hair, and is commonly found in hair care pro… Subscribe to Drugs.com newsletters for the latest medication news, new drug approvals, alerts and updates. [6], Many members of the family Polygonaceae that are now placed in separate genera were at one time or other placed in Polygonum, including species of Fagopyrum, Fallopia, Persicaria and Reynoutria,[7] and older sources frequently use much wider definitions of the genus. by Subhuti Dharmananda, Ph.D., Director, Institute for Traditional Medicine, Portland, Oregon. Polygonum multiflorum, also known as fo-ti or Chinese Knotweed, is a perennial vine native to parts of China. 18, … Common Name: He Shou Wu. Evidence exists of hepatic injury in humans. Clinical trials reporting on efficacy are limited.4, A mixture including he shou wu has been studied for its effects on the glucocorticoid receptor in senile rat thymocytes.15 An effect of emoghrelin, derived from P. multiflorum, stimulated growth hormone in vitro,16 and tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside protected against the thinning of mice derma associated with aging.17 Lifespan and lipid studies of he shou wu in quails have been performed.18, There are no clinical data regarding the use of P. multiflorum for antiaging effects. In vitro studies and limited animal data suggest P. multiflorum extracts, tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside and emodin, possess anticancer properties.5, 12, 23, 24 The focus of research into antiapoptotic activity centers on neuroprotection against degenerative disease (see CNS). A number of species that had been included in Polygonum have been moved into several other genera, including Bistorta, Fagopyrum, Fallopia, Koenigia, Persicaria and Reynoutria. When the genus is defined narrowly, Polygonum species are annual or perennial herbaceous plants, rarely shrubby, with much branched stems. No Image. Fo-ti is an herb. [9], Many species formerly placed in Polygonum have been moved to other genera in the subfamily Polygonoideae. It is important to fully inform your doctor about the herbal, vitamins, mineral or any other supplements you are taking before any kind of surgery or medical procedure. Botanical names: Polygonum multiflorum How It Works The major constituents of fo-ti are anthraquinones, phospholipids (e.g., lecithin), tannins, and tetrahydroxystilbene glucoside. [1] There have been various opinions about how broadly the genus should be defined. Common names include knotweed and knotgrass (though the common names may refer more broadly to plants from Polygonaceae). Some synonyms are listed below.[10]. The leaves are arranged alternately, usually less than 2 cm (0.8 in) long, with a length greater than the width. [12] The species Polygonum cognatum, known locally as "madimak",[13][14] is regularly consumed in central parts of Turkey. Between 65 and 300 species have been recognised at various times, depending on the circumscription of the genus. * There are no clinical data regarding the use of P. multiflorum in cardiovascular-related disorders. 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