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Herbology

 
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Desert-living Cistanche

Herb name (Chinese): 肉苁蓉
Herb name (Pin Yin): ròu cōng róng
Herb name (English): Desert-living Cistanche
Herb name (Botanical): Herba Cistanches
Origin of species: Cistanche deserticola Y. C. Ma Cistanche tubulosa (Schrenk) Wight
Part(s) of herb used: Fleshy stem with scales
Geo-specific habitat(s): Inner Mongolia, Gansu, Xinjiang, Qinghai
Taste(s) & Properties: • Sweet, salty
• Warm
• Administrates the Kidney and Large Intestine Meridians
Action(s): • Warms and nourishes the bodily systems, in particular that of the kidneys
• Eases back pain and weak knees
• Relieves constipation due to insufficient intestinal fluids leading to dry hard stools