AMERICAN ASSOCIATION OF CHINESE HERBS
Pinyin: rou cong rong (jiu)
ENGLISH NAME: Desert Broomrappe (Stem)
LATIN NAME: Wine Fried Cistanches Herba
Properties: sweet, salty, warm
Channels Entered: Kidney, Large Intestine
CHINESE THERAPEUTIC ACTIONS
1. Tonifies Kidney Yang, Jing (Essence) and Blood
2. Moistens the Large Intestine and Facilitates the Passage of Stools
10 to 20 grams. The recommended dosage for Rou Cong Rong is relatively high, as small dosages usually do not show any immediate effect. Rou Cong Rong is usually fried with salt or steamed with grain-based liquor to direct the herb to the Kidney and enhance its effect to treat impotence, low back pain, and infertility.
CAUTIONS I CONTRAINDICA TIONS
• Rou Cong Rong is contraindicated in patients with diarrhea or constipation from excess heat.
• Use of this herb is contraindicated in Kidney yin-deficient patients, or those who are easily aroused sexually but experience premature ejaculation.