The greatest use for He Shou Wu is in the role of a general tonic for the liver and kidneys of people with renal or hepatic problems. It cleanses the blood by directly strengthening the functioning of the liver and the kidneys; this action enables the chi within the body to circulate freely inside the person and leads to improved health. Individuals who show physical signs of premature ageing, such as premature greying of hair and wrinkling of skin are often prescribed He Shou Wu as a first step.
He Shou Wu is also is known to bring up Jing (vital essence), nourishing the blood, and fortifying the muscles, tendons and bones. It strengthens and stabilises the lower back and knees.
The main reason for the use of the herb is that it will help the body of the person function in a much better balanced and healthy manner. This is one of the main uses of the herb in Chinese medicine.