Common NamesGymnema, Cowplant, Australian Cowplant, Periploca of the woods Binomial NameGymnema sylvestre
Legendary Chinese herb of longevity; helps rejuvenate cells of brain & adrenal glands; reduces fatigue; supports recovery from nervous exhaustion; boosts immunity.
Fo-ti is used for treating tuberculosis that has spread to the lymph nodes, 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).