Also Known As: Fo-ti, Chinese Knotweed, Fallopia multiflora
Fallopia multiflora (Chinese Knotweed; Chinese: ä½é¦ä¹; he shou wu) is a species of Fallopia native to central and southern China.
It is also known as polygonum multiflorum, and is predominantly referred to as such in Pubmed.
It is a herbaceous perennial vine growing to 2â4 m tall from a woody tuber. The leaves are 3â7 cm long and 2â5 cm broad, broad arrowhead-shaped, with an entire margin. The flowers are 6â7 mm diameter, white or greenish-white, produced on short, dense panicles up to 10â20 cm long in summer to mid autumn. The fruit is an achene 2.5â3 mm long.
It is also commonly used in chinese medicine acting as a MAOI for dimethyltryptamine (DMT) to other plants such as Mucuna, Banisteriopsis caapi (Which is often used in a tea brew called Ayahuasca), and Psychotria viridis.