Overview

Hu zhang is the Chinese name given to a plant with the scientific name of Polygonum cuspidatum. The root is used as medicine.

Hu zhang is commonly used by mouthy for conditions of the heart, liver, and digestive system and to reduce symptoms of menopause. It is also applied to the skin to help speed wound healing. But there is no good scientific research to support these or other uses.

How does it work ?

There is not enough known about how hu zhang might work. Some chemicals in hu zhang might decrease how fast some cells grow. Also, some chemicals may prevent swelling and injury to cells.

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