What’s good with this Chinese tonic herb?
All the things!
He Shou Wu has been touted as an anti-aging, blood-building, beauty and rejuvenation herb. It is considered a tonic for the blood, hair, skin, nervous system, sexual center and spirit. Essentially it’s affecting all the good stuff in all the right ways.
Studies have shown that He Shou Wu may support healthy immune function, energy levels and also host anti-aging benefits. On an external level, the root extract is reputed to strengthen the nails and restore natural hair colour – bye bye greys!
Beyond that, it’s great for enhancing your sexual energy, is an excellent source of iron and zinc and hosts some other benefits:
✨a tonic for the endocrine glands
✨may help improve stamina
✨good for resistance to cold
✨promotes red blood cells
✨enhances immune function
✨increases antioxidant activity
He Shou Wu Superfood Smoothie
My favourite way to take my He Shou Wu? An easy morning smoothie recipe! I’ve linked to my favourite ingredients so you can find them on iHerb as well. Use code MEP206 and save $5 USD. xx
- 2 Frozen bananas
- 1/2 tsp of He Shou Hu from Sun Potion
- 1 tbs ground flax
- 1 tbs hemp hearts
- 1 tbs chia seeds
- 1 tsp of ceylon cinnamon (blood sugar balancing)
- 1/2 tsp of organic vanilla powder
- 1 scoop of Raw Vegan Protein Powder (I like SunWarrior’s Natural flavour)
- 1 cup of raw nut mylk (I love cashew and coconut milk)
- Water to your desired consistency
Simply blend in a high speed blender for a 30 – 60 seconds, and enjoy!
For blending, I’m a lover of my Vitamix – it is a life changer in the kitchen. Follow me on SnapChat where I’ll often post adhoc smoothie recipes: snap.kate
Happy Sunday, gorgeous.