Shou Wu Pian
( FotiHair™ )
Shou Wu Pian
(FotiHair™ )
200 mg 200 Tablets | Item #: AH030P
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What does it do?
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Shou Wu Pian (Shou Wu Wan, FotiHair™, 首乌片) is a regarded herbal formula with the herb He Shou Wu as its main ingredient. He Shou Wu, literally Mr. He hair black, is named after the legendary man used the herb to restore his hair color, vitality, and youthful appearance a thousand years ago. In TCM, Shou Wu Pian tonifies the Liver and Kidney and promotes longevity.
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What does it do?

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, He Shou Wu, in its processed form, nourishes the liver and kidney1 which is the source for Blood and Essence, respectively. The Liver Blood nourishes the head, scalp, and hair. The Kidney essence nourishes the bone marrow and bones, replenishes semen, and controls the aging process. He Shou Wu may stimulate hair growth, prevent greying, and strengthen bones and muscles associated with aging.

In addition to He Shou Wu, Shou Wu Pian (Wan) contains a blend of 12 additional herbs. This formulation is used to further enhance the action of He Shou Wu because He Shou Wu as a single herb often does not produce the optimal results. The same formula has been used by the noble class in China for vitality and longevity.

Shou Wu Pian (Wan) is indicated in China Pharmacopoeia1 for insufficiency of liver and kidney presenting as soreness of the loins and weakness of the limbs, lightheadedness, numbness of the extremities, hair loss, and premature hair-graying.

Does research support FotiHair?

Several published human clinical trials2 have supported the traditional use of He Shou Wu. While the results vary among studies and individuals, over 60% of people who had hair loss experienced hair regrowth within 3 months after taking He shou Wu. In animal studies with aging mouse models, He Shou Wu was shown to lower total cholesterol and triglyceride, to reduce brain pathological changes and promote learning and memory3, 4. It is also shown to contain multiple anti-oxidants.


China Pharmacopoeia 2000.
Dharmananda S. Ho-Shou-Wu.
Chan YC et al., Polygonum multiflorum extracts improve cognitive performance in senescence accelerated mice. Am J Chin Med. 2003; 31:171-179.
Chan YC et al., Beneficial effects of different Polygonum multiflorum Thunb. extracts on memory and hippocampus morphology. J Nutr Sci Vitaminol. 2002 Dec;48(6):491-7.
Radix Polygoni Multiflori
Radix Rehmanniae Glutinosae
Radix Achyranthis Bidentatae
Fructus Ligustri Lucidi
Folium Mori
Semen Sesami Nigrum
Semen Cuscutae Chinensis
Fructus Psoraleae Corylifoliae
Herba Siegesbeckiae
Flos Lonicerae Japonicae
Fructus Mori
Herba Ecliptae Prostratae
Fructus Rosae Laevigatae
(He Shou Wu)
(Di Huang)
(Niu Xi)
(Nu Zhen Zi)
(Sang Ye)
(Hei Zhi Ma)
(Tu Si Zi)
(Bu Gu Zhi)
(Xi Xian Cao)
(Jin Yin Hua)
(Sang Shen)
(Mo Han Lian)
(Jin Ying Zi)

Guang Ci Tang® Shou Wu Pian (FotiHair™) 40 grams in 200 mg 200 tablets @ 5:1 strength.

At a true 5:1 concentration, this product represents the most potent form of Shou Wu Pian (Wan) on the market. One tablet is equal to 1 gram of raw herb.

Please note that Guang Ci Tang® Shou Wu Wan in the pill form, which has the same formulation as the tablet, is discontinued.

Shou Wu Pian tablets are made with 100% natural herbs that are tested for authenticity, quality, and potency. A traditional water decoction is prepared with the herbs to reproduce the time-tested efficacy of the formula, and this water decoction is concentrated with our proprietary technology to form a potent extract that is made into easily absorbed tablets, which are remarkably effective, easy to use, and safe. The tablets are produced by Guang Ci Tang® in our state of the art cGMP-certified facility and imported in accordance with U.S. FDA guidelines. When you choose Guang Ci Tang® products, you are taking advantage of a wonderful fusion of science and tradition that incorporates the highest standards in the field of Chinese medicine today.

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Guang Ci TangВ® Advantages

Effective. Safe. Affordable

  • True 5:1 concentration
  • Double the strength of other brands
  • Minimal or no fillers and binders
  • No pharmaceuticals, sugar, or dyes
  • Comprehensive lab testing (e.g., heavy metals,etc.)
  • Made in a cGMP certified facility
  • Unbeatable value
  • Safely used in the USA since 1995
How to use it?
Take 6 tablets each time, 2 to 3 times daily. One bottle lasts users 11 to 17 days.

As the herbal formula is a mild tonic and acts slowly, results may not be noticeable within 3 months, it is suggested to take it for 3 months in full dose as the first regimen. The dose may then be reduced.


Side effects

Shou Wu Pian (Wan) has been safely used with few adverse effects when it is used as directed.



FotiHair™ is gluten free


Do not use it if you are taking cold medicines.
Consult your herbalist or physician before use if you are taking other medicines.
Avoid taking oily food.
Use with caution if you have any of following symptoms: vomiting, diarrhea, stuffness of the abdomen, phlegm, and cough.
If any adverse symptom occurs, discontinue use.
Keep out of reach of children.
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