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Desertliving Cistanche


Chinese Name Roucongrong
Latin Herba Cistanches
English Name Desertliving Cistanche
Key Characteristics Herb that tonifies yang.

Dried fleshy stem with scales of Cistanche deseerticola Y. C. Ma or Cistanche tubulosa (Schrenk) Wight(Fam.Orobanchaceae).

Property, Flavor and Meridians Entered

Sweet, salty, warm; Kidney, Large Intestine


To reinforce the kidney, replenish essence and blood, and induce bowels movement

Indications Impotence, infertility, general weakness and aching pain of the lower back and knees, constipation, in addition, used for hysteromyoma

It is not suggested to prescribe to those with diarrhea or flaming of fire and yin deficiency.

Chemical Composition

It contains glycosides, amino acids.


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