Also Known As: He shou wu (various spellings)
Main Aphrodisiac Properties: Foti helps to build sexual
energy and is also said to build sperm and help to cure impotence.
Other Properties/Benefits: Foti is a very important
Chinese rejuvenative and is said to counter the effects of aging,
including "sexual aging." It rebuilds tissue and helps to strengthen
bones and muscles. It is also used by some to reduce or reverse the
graying of hair.
Precautions: Foti might not be good for you if you
suffer from weak digestion or severe congestion.
Comments: Foti was one of the first aphrodisiacs we
experimented with with good results. Like many aphrodisiacs, it doesn't
seem to be as effective for us as it once was. However, we still take it
regularly, considering its many other benefits. Foti is readily
available, which you can't say about some of the herbs on our list, and
it's pretty inexpensive, so it's a great herb to start your
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