Desertliving Cistanche/Rou Cong Rong (45 g)
The active ingredients isolated from Herba Cistanche have three main biological functions: improvement of brain function, immune-boosting effect, and nourishing aphrodisiac effect. https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC4771771/
Cistanche deserticola is used for constipation, tetanus, infertility and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses. . .Cistanche deserticola contains chemicals that act as antioxidants. It also contains chemicals that might modify levels of hormones in the body.
From the manufacturer:
The taste is sweet, sour, and salty; It is warming. It enters the Kidney and Large Intestine meridians. Function and Indication: It nourishes the kidney and nourishes essence, moisturizes dryness, smooths intestines. It has been used to cure men's impotence, women's infertility, exhaustion, blood collapse, cold waist and knee pain, and dry constipation. Dosage Oral administration: decoction, ~11.16g: or made into pills or in soup
Cautions: Avoid use with a weak stomach and loose stools. Women who are pregnant or breastfeeding should consult their doctor or health specialist.
Cistanche Black Chicken Soup
black-bone chicken (500g), cistanche (20g), white yam (8 pieces), codonopsis (20g), astragalus (20g), wolfberry (1 spoon), red dates (8), chestnuts (10), water (2200ml) Seasoning: salt (appropriate amount)
- Cut the black-bone chicken into large pieces, wash the cistanche and smash into pieces, wash the codonopsis and cut into small sections, wash the red dates and remove the pits, peel the chestnuts, and wash the astragalus, yam and wolfberry.
- Boil the water to blanch the chicken to remove the blood and excess fat.
- Put all the ingredients in the soup pot, add water and bring to a boil over high heat and change to low heat. If it is a pressure cooker, boil it for another 40 minutes, if it is another pot, boil it for another 2 hours.
- After the soup is cooked, add salt, stir evenly with a spoon, and then eat.
Efficacy: The soup is used for invigorating the liver, kidney, spleen and stomach, replenishing qi and blood. It is suitable for the loss of essence and blood caused by the deficiency of the liver and kidney, weakness in the waist and knees, male impotence, female infertility, etc.