Cistanches ( 肉苁蓉 ) ...Chinese Herb...
Rou Cong Rong
of Plant Used
Sweet, sour, salty
Kidneys, Large Intestine
This herb is used in formulas to treat symptoms of weak and cold lower back
and knees along with impotence or infertility and general chilliness (TCM:
promotes Kidney yang); also used to treat chronic constipation (TCM: with
chronic deficiency of Qi and Blood).
Usages and Functions
Tonifies Kidneys and strengthens Yang; warms the Womb; moistens Intestines
and facilitates passage of stool.
Formulas Used In
Cerebral Tonic Pills.
Do not use this herb when there is a strong Yin deficiency, heat signs,
or diarrhea with symptoms of a weak Stomach and Spleen.