Fleeceflower infusion (Polygonum multiflorum)

Fleeceflower (Polygonum multiflorum) is part of the Polygonaceae family, which includes rhubarb and buckwheat. It is also known as Fallopia multiflora, Chinese cornbind, Flowery knotweed and He-Shou-Wu.

Native to the Far East, it is a strong climber with red-brown stems, light green leaves and clusters of small, pink-tinted flowers. Its large roots can weigh up to 2.7kg.

The roots are very important in Chinese traditional medicine and have