Scientific name: Reynoutria multiflora

Family: Polygonaceae

Origin: China

Medicinal use: Fallopia multiflora is a species of Chinese herb widely used as a medicinal plant. It is also known as fo-ti or fo-ti-teng. The root contains a considerable amount of lecithin. It is said to rejuvenate the body. In traditional Chinese medicine it is believed that: it tones the kidneys, balances the fragile yin, fortifies weak bones and hair, protects the skin, has a laxative effect. And also the plant contains the active ingredient emodin