Sweet, salty and warm
Kidney and large intestine
1. To tonify the kidneys and strengthen yang; 2. To moisten the intestines and move feces
1. Deficiency of the kidneys manifested as impotence. Cistanche(Rou Cong Rong) is used with Prepared rehmannia rrot (Shu Di Huang), Dadder seed (Tu Si Zi) and Schisandra fruit (Wu Wei Zi) in the formula Roucongrong Wan. 2.Frigideity and infertility. Cistanche (Roucongrong) is used with Antler glue (Lujiaojiao), Human placenta (Ziheche) and Prepared rehmannia root (Shudihuang). 3. Pain in the lower back and knees and fragile bones and tendons due to kidney deficiency. Cistanche (Roucongrong)is used with Mor inda root( Ba Ji Tian)and Eucommia bark (Du Zhong)in the formula Jingang Wan. 4. Constipation due to dryness in the intestines. Cistanche(Roucongrong) is used with Hemp seed (Huo Ma Ren) in the formula Runchang Wan.
This herb is contraindicated in cases with deficiency of yin with excessive fire, Diarrhea or constipation due to excessive heat in the stomach and intestine.