Long used in TCM, Cistanche is a desert plant. This plant is grown in Taklamakan desert which is in southwest Xinjiang Uyghur Autonomous Region, northwest China. It’s common name is Desert hyacinth with a botanical name of Cistanche Tubulosa. It is actually considered a parasite plant that grows on roots of desert shrubs but has great benefits for human health.
Today, Cistanche may be used to:
- Increase woman fertility and male hormone production, Improving sexual ability in male and female.
- Chronic constipation relief
- Fight signs of aging
- Increase energy / combat fatigue
- Lower blood pressure