Rou Cong Rong (Jiu) - 酒肉苁蓉 - Cistanche (Processed)
What is Rou Cong Rong?
Rou Cong Rong, or cistanche tubulosa, the scientific name for the Cistanche herb, is a perennial shrub native to the deserts of China, Mongolia, and Russia. It's often referred to as "desert ginseng" due to its remarkable adaptability and resilience in harsh conditions, much like the renowned ginseng root.
What are the benefits of Rou Cong Rong?
Rou Cong Rong is one of the most widely used kidney tonic herbs in Chinese medicine. In traditional Chinese medicine, Rou Cong Rong tonifies the kidneys, increases the essence and warms the womb. TCM practitioners often include Rou Cong Rong in herbal formulas to address infertility, low libido, urinary incontinence and other conditions associated with deficiency of Kidney yang or essence. Additionally, this herb moistens the intestines and provides nutritional support in cases of constipation.
What is the dosage and method for taking Rou Cong Rong?
Rou Cong Rong is generally taken as part of a balanced formula in conjunction with other herbs. Always follow your healthcare provider's instructions, as the dosage can vary based on your condition and response to treatment.
Rou Cong Rong may be taken in capsule form or loose granules that are dissolved in hot water.
When can I expect to see results?
Results can vary depending on the individual and their specific condition. Some may experience improvements within a few days, while others notice changes within a few weeks of consistent use.
Does Rou Cong Rong have any side effects?
While Rou Cong Rong is generally considered safe for most people, it can cause side effects in some individuals. In high doses, Rou Cong Rong can be toxic, so moderation is key. Pregnant or nursing women should refrain from taking Rou Cong Rong due to insufficient studies on its safety during these periods.
For the best results with Rou Cong Rong or any TCM herbal formula, we strongly recommend consulting with a qualified practitioner of traditional Chinese medicine.
Where to buy Rou Cong Rong
For practitioners, Treasure of the East offers full-spectrum Rou Cong Rong granules in 100g bottles. We also offer two popular formulas containing Rou Cong Rong: Zan Yu Fang (Male Vital Care) and Huan Shao Dan (Youth Return Formula).
If you’re a consumer looking to purchase Rou Cong Rong, look for suppliers who provide clear information about the product's origin, purity, and testing procedures to ensure you're getting a high-quality product. Please read Where to Buy Chinese Herbs Safely for more tips on how to source herbs safely.
Rou Cong Rong from Treasure of the East is:
✔️ Lab Tested
✔️ Sustainably Sourced
Chinese Name: 酒肉苁蓉 , Rou Cong Rong (Jiu Zhi)
Alternative Name: 酒苁蓉，Jiu Cong Rong
English Name: Cistanche (Processed)
Latin Name: Cistanches Herba Praeparata
Certifications: Kosher, Halal
Potency: Concentrated 5:1; Full-spectrum, water-based herbal extract.
Properties: Sweet, salty, warm
Functions: Supplements kidney yang, boosts essence and blood, moistens the intestines and frees stools.
Available in: Rou Cong Rong granules in 100g bottles.
Three Potential Benefits of Cistanche Herb
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