cistanches rou cong rong

 Cistanche is used to replenish blood and Kidney-Jin in chinese medicine. It is to use for impotence and disturbance of menstruation. Since the characteristic of this herb is warm (not hot), blend and sweet, thus it does not give a strong action.

1.Pharmaceutical name:Herba Cistanches Deserticolae
2.Latin botanical name:Cistance salsa Benth. et HookBoschniakia glabra C. A. Mey. (Japanese variety)
3.Common Name:cistanche, fleshy stem of the broomrape
4.Properties (characteristics):sweet, salty warm.
5.Channels (meridians) entered:large intestine, kidney
6.Actions & Indications
1)for impotence: due to shenyangxu (kidney yang deficient) condition
2)for constipation: due to  qixu (qi deficient) or blood deficient  
3)for infertility
4)for excessive uterine bleeding
5)for yeast infection from cold deficient womb
6)for high blood pressure
7)for bleeding of the kidneys and/or bladder
8)for inflammation of the kidneys
7.Cautions:not to use in case of diarrhea due to pixu (spleen deficient) .not to use in patient with heat sign.