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Foti Root for Longevity

Foti root, also known as He Shou Wu, is a delightful herb that I love working with. Let me tell you all about it from my perspective as a fun energy healer.

Foti root is a woody perennial vine that belongs to the knotweed family. It has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine, where it is believed to be a powerful tonic for the liver, kidney, and blood. According to legend, the herb was named after a man named He, who used the herb to restore his vitality, fertility, and longevity. The herb is also known as "Fo Ti" and "Ho Shou Wu."

Foti root is said to have a calming effect on the mind and body, making it a popular herb for those who want to improve their overall well-being. It is believed to help reduce stress, boost the immune system, and promote healthy aging.

In terms of appearance, Foti root has a thin, cylindrical shape, and is usually a deep brown or black color. The root can be dried and powdered for use in herbal supplements or made into a tea. The taste of the root is slightly bitter and earthy.

Working with Foti root can help one tap into their own vitality and life force energy.  This herb is particularly helpful for those who feel stuck or stagnant in their lives, and need a little extra boost to get moving again. Foti root is also a great herb for promoting healthy hair growth and supporting overall skin health.

Our Foti Root comes in a sealable bag with a weight of 18 grams (0.65oz), and was packaged with gloves. We recommend doing a skin test to make sure you are not allergic if you plan on using Foti Root topically.

Ancient Use of Foti Root:

According to legend, the herb was named after a man named Mr. He, who lived to be 160 years old due to his regular use of the herb. He supposedly had jet-black hair in his old age, which was attributed to the herb's rejuvenating properties.

Foti root has been used in traditional Chinese medicine as a tonic for the liver and kidneys. It was believed to nourish the blood, increase energy, and enhance longevity. Foti root was also used as a treatment for gray hair, dizziness, and insomnia. In addition, it was believed to have anti-aging properties and to improve fertility. 

Foti root is also associated with the Chinese zodiac sign of the goat. According to legend, the goat ate the herb and was able to jump higher and run faster, which is why people born in the Year of the Goat are said to have similar qualities of agility and endurance.

In addition to its medicinal uses, foti root has also been used in folklore as a love potion. It was believed that by adding foti root to a love potion, the person consuming the potion would become irresistible to the object of their affections. In some stories, the herb was said to have magical properties that could help people find their soulmate or attract good luck.

Foti root has also been used in folk magic for protection and prosperity. It is said to have the ability to ward off negative energy and attract abundance and good fortune.

How to Use Foti Root:

Foti root has a reputation for being a powerful love potion. To make a foti root love potion, brew a cup of foti root tea and add a dash of cinnamon and honey for extra sweetness. As you sip the tea, visualize yourself surrounded by loving, positive energy, and imagine the object of your affections being drawn to you.

It is also believed to attract abundance and prosperity. To create a foti root prosperity charm, tie a small piece of the root to a green ribbon or string. Hold the charm in your hand and envision yourself surrounded by financial abundance and success.

Foti root is said to promote healthy hair and skin, making it a great addition to any beauty ritual. To cast a beauty spell with foti root, make a facial mask by mixing foti root powder with honey and coconut oil. As you apply the mask to your face, visualize your skin becoming radiant and youthful.

This Earthy Root is believed to have protective properties, making it a great talisman for warding off negative energy. To create a foti root protection talisman, tie a small piece of the root to a red ribbon or string. Carry the talisman with you or hang it in your home to create a protective shield.

Foti root is sometimes used in spiritual practices to enhance meditation and promote inner peace. To incorporate foti root into your meditation practice, brew a cup of foti root tea and sip it slowly as you focus on your breath. Allow the calming energy of the herb to soothe your mind and help you connect with your inner self.

Chakra: Root

Element: Earth

Planet: Saturn

Zodiac: Capricorn

Deities: Kuan Yin

How to Use Foti Root in a Spell or Ritual:

Foti Root Intention Ritual

What you'll need:

  • Foti root (either in powdered or whole form)
  • A small piece of paper and pen
  • A candle (any color that resonates with your intention)
  • A heat-proof dish or cauldron
  • Matches or a lighter


Begin by sitting in a quiet, comfortable space where you won't be interrupted. Take a few deep breaths to ground yourself and focus your energy.

Light the candle and place it in front of you. Take a moment to connect with the flame and the energy it represents.

Hold the foti root in your hand and take a moment to focus your intention. What do you want to manifest in your life? What do you want to release? Allow your intuition to guide you in choosing your intention for this ritual.

Write your intention on the piece of paper. Be specific and clear in your wording, and write as if your intention has already been manifested.

Place the foti root on top of the paper and fold the paper in half, sealing the herb inside. Hold the paper and foti root in your hand and visualize your intention coming to fruition. Imagine yourself surrounded by the energy of the herb and feel its powerful, transformative energy flowing through you.

When you feel ready, light the paper on fire using the candle flame. Place the burning paper into the heat-proof dish or cauldron and allow it to burn completely. As the paper burns, focus on the energy of your intention being released into the universe.

Once the paper has burned completely, take the ashes and scatter them outside, allowing the wind to carry your intention out into the world.

Blow out the candle and take a moment to ground yourself and thank the energy of the foti root for its transformative power.

Remember, intention is key in any ritual craft. Allow yourself to connect with the energy of the herb and trust that your intention will manifest in the perfect way and time. Blessed be!

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Herbs can be used to make sachets, incense mixtures, bath teas and more! Make sure you do your research before using any herb to make sure they are safe for the purpose you intend. We are not responsible for what you do with your herbs once they are in your hands.

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Foti Root for Longevity
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