An important sex tonic used extensively by men throughout Chinese history. Ancient sexual classics claimed that consistent consumption of Herba Cistanches would enlarge the penis and make it much harder during erection.  They also claimed that Herba Cistanches can treat Kidney deficiency with symptoms such as impotence, infertility, premature ejaculation, spermatorrhea, urinary incontinence (UI), and excessive uterine bleeding. Cistanches is known to contain alkaloids that increase blood circulation to the pelvic region, particularly the genitals, and result in increased sexual ability rather than increased sex drive.

Herba Cistanches is sometimes referred to as the “Ginseng of the desert.” This title refers to its ability to act as a tonic for the body. In particular, it replenishes blood and strengthens Kidney Yang.  When the Kidney Yin and Yang are strong, a person can flourish. They will be full of energy, high in spirit, creative, and strong minded. They will appear radiantly healthy to others and will be attractive to the opposite sex.

In a recent study, chemical analysis of Herba Cistanches demonstrated that it has antioxidant, anti-aging, and neuroprotective qualities. This is because the plant contains volatile oils, non-volatile phenylethanoid glycosides (PhGs), alditols, lignans, iridoids, oligosaccharides, and polysaccharides. The study revealed that it’s the PhGs in Herba Cistanches that offer neuroprotection and antioxidation. It’s also the chemical responsible for helping to reinforce the vital function of the Kidneys.  Another benefit of Herba Cistanches is that it helps moisten the intestines and ease constipation, especially senile constipation. This is a result of increased Qi in the large intestine.

Herba Cistanche is extremely safe. The American Herbal Products Association has given it a class one rating, meaning that it can be consumed safely when used appropriately.