Cistanche is probably the most powerful sex herb there is, along with tongkat ali.

Cistanche is a great kidney yin and yang and blood tonic that also supports the large intestine. The herb tastes good and feels initially yin (calming/replenishing) after consuming, but the yang nature is expressed through a significant boost to sex hormones that night or the next morning. The libido effects of cistanche can be truly profound.

Cistanche is another important sexual tonic that has been used by men throughout Chinese history. Ancient sexual classics claimed that consistent consumption of Cistanche would enlarge the male sexual organ. It is also said to make the male sexual organ much harder during erection. Cistanche is now known to contain alkaloids that increase blood circulation to the pelvic region in general and to the genitals in particular.

It was the main tonic herb of Genghis Khan, the infamous conqueror and emperor of China. He consumed it daily, the way other emperors consumed Ginseng daily.


has a boosting effect on libido. It produces significant, beneficial results for individuals suffering with issues like impotence, low libido, and erectile dysfunction. Formulas using cistanche act as a tonic by increasing the supply of blood to the vital organs and helping them to function more efficiently.

Cistanche is composed of both the root and the long stem that emerges in the boiling desert. It is a very hardy plant. Cistanche builds deep strength and is quite revitalizing when used continuously for a period of time.


Studies in rodents show that administration of cistanche herb improves energy levels. Mice given cistanche are able to swim for longer periods.


Kidney reinforcing and yang supporting action of cistanche deserticola Y. C. Ma before and after preparation
He W. China Academy of Traditional Chinese Medicine, Beijing. Zhongguo Zhong Yao Za Zhi. 1996.
The weights of seminal vesicle and prostate gland of castrated young rats were significantly increased by administration of alcohol soluble extract from decoction of Cistanche deserticola. The weights of testes, seminal vesicle and prostate gland in mice and rats were also increased by the extract. The phagocytic function of intra-abdominal macrophage in mice was activated by decoction of Cistanche deserticola.


Cistanche is likely to make you feel passionate – not just in terms of sexual energy but in other areas or about life in general. For instance you may feel more passion for your partner or a creative process or winning a race or doing training. There are all kinds of areas where you can apply that extra drive and passion that cistanche helps you to have.

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