He Shou Wu (pronounced huh show woo) is said to be the most powerful extractor of Qi from the earth of any plant. The Qi that is collected from the Earth is stored in the root of He Shou Wu. He Shou Wu must be cooked (“prepared”) with black beans to release its power and to eliminate its unwanted potential laxative action. This Prepared He Shou Wu will not be laxative for the vast majority of users. It is prepared by boiling with black beans, and this is done in China before any other processing. Prepared He Shou Wu is one of the most important herbs in the world. It quickly replenishes Jing for those who have abused themselves or have lost their Jing due to chronic and/or acute stress, overwork, combat, excessive sex and so on. It can be miraculous, and it is quick. The primary active constituent of He Shou Wu, known as THSG, is very similar to resveratrol and may be stronger. THSG, like resveratrol, up-regulates the Klotho gene. Dragon Herbs only uses properly “prepared” He Shou Wu from a great mountain source (Di Tao), which is wildcrafted and allowed to grow in the wild for five years before collecting. No chemicals of any sort are used during the growing or preparation of Dragon Herbs He Shou Wu. Most He Shou Wu used in commerce in the United States is 1-2 years old, and most of it is cultivated, often with chemicals. This is truly superior grade He Shou Wu, exclusively from Dragon Herbs.