Cistanche therapeutic uses include helping to clear the mind, enhance learning and memory, and improve physical stamina.
Cistanche Therapeutic Uses
Meet Cistanche tubulosa, also known as Desert Hyacinth, Ginseng of the Desert, and Rou Cong Rong. Many like to call it Methuselah’s Breakfast –and we do too. (Methuselah is the man who reportedly lived until age 969 in the Bible.)
What Is Cistanche?
Cistanche Tubulosa is a parasitic flower that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years.
Cistanche is thought to clear the mind. Research suggests that it can enhance cognitive abilities such as learning and memory. Cistanche has been traditionally valued for its anti-aging properties. It has also been used to improve stamina and aid healthy sexual performance.
Cistanche – Key Characteristics
Desert Hyacinth is an all flower-bearing holoparasitic plant that belongs to the Orobanchaceae family. It is unable to synthesize chlorophyll and obtains water and nutrients from its host plant. This widely distributed annual produces a dense pyramid spike of bright yellow flowers topped by maroon-tinted buds. The plant tolerates saline environments and is usually found in arid regions.
Cistanche – Traditions and Traditional Uses
Desert Hyacinth is traditionally used to fight aging and increase longevity. It may help to improve brain health, reduce constipation, and improve sexual health by boosting testosterone.
In addition, Cistanche is used to prevent fatigue and increase energy. It may improve memory power and increase immunity, and it also shows promising effects on lowering blood pressure.
Cistanche Therapeutic Uses
The medicinal properties of Desert Hyacinth have been researched and analyzed in hundreds of scientific papers, including in vitro, animal, and human studies. Cistanche tubulosa may support good brain health, strong metabolic function, healthy bones, practiced learning, stamina, and healthy aging.
Properties that have been studied and found statistically significant include adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-senescence, cardio-protective, immunomodulatory, neuroprotective, neurotrophic, nootropic, and osteogenic. This powerful herb has no documented side effects when taken in responsible quantities.
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Cistanche – Methuselah’s Breakfast
Are you ready to try Methuselah’s Breakfast? We hope so. But to be clear, we sell Cistanche tubulosa, not because it may relieve any specific condition, but because we like that it supports the function of various body systems, in particular its anti-senescence properties that can help you optimize your health.