|Cistanches is a tonic herb harvested in the desert regions in Mongolia and northern China. In traditional Chinese medicine, Cistanches is used to treat impotence and premature ejaculation, as well as to replenish blood and strengthen kidney functions. There are
reports showing that Cistanches lowers blood pressure and increases lean body tissues.
In China Cistanches is one of the more popular and potent Yang tonic herbs, found in numerous formulas intended to trengthen sexual function, treat impotence, and strengthen the back and knees. Cistanches is used not only in men's sexual formulas but also in women's.
Cistanches is another important sex tonic that has been used by men throughout Chinese history. Ancient sexual classics claimed that consistent consumption of Cistanches would enlarge the penis. It is also said to make the penis much harder during erection. Cistanches is now known to contain alkaloids that increase blood circulation to the pelvic region in
general and to the genitals in particular.The highly regarded tenth century imperial manual on health and sexual conduct, The Essence of Medical Prescriptions, compiled by a Chinese physician living in Japan by the name of Tamba Yasuyori, described numerous formulations that would enhance male potency. Cistanches was included in 80% of these formulas. The ancient classics indicate that Cistanches increases both the flow of Yang energy and blood flow to the genitals.
Cistanches has a secondary benefit, in that it improves the function of the bowels, resulting in healthy bowel movements. This is a result of increased Qi in the Large Intestine.
Constituents:Cistanches contains minute amounts of alkaloids and neutral crystalline substances.