Cistanche has been used for nearly 2,000 years to treat a wide range of medical issues. For example, it is commonly prescribed by holistic medicine practitioners to treat problems relating to a person's sexual health, such as impotence, fertility, premature ejaculation, and menstrual cramps. In addition, it is believed to help with digestion and relieve the most severe constipation. While cistanche is often used to treat health problems simply because it has been reliably used for so many years, new studies are emerging that indicate that science may support its use for an even greater number of ailments.
1. Sexual Health
Part of the popularity revolving around cistanche is its use to treat problems related to sexual health. Even in Western cultures, many people drink tea or consume powder extracts made with the herb. People believe that it can increase a woman's fertility and that it is particularly helpful for women having difficulty conceiving. Many men use the herb to treat impotence and premature ejaculation as well.
Typically, it is reserved for people with chronic constipation, such as older individuals, postpartum women, and people who are bedridden. It is often combined with other herbs, such as seeds from the hemp plant, especially when used to treat digestive issues such as constipation.
3. Immune system
New scientific studies are showing evidence of the herbs effectiveness. For example, some studies show that cistanche can be used to fight aging. This also has made the herb very popular in both Eastern and Western cultures. In addition, it is thought to prevent fatigue and increase energy. Some studies show that it may improve memory and enhance the immune system as well. Many people believe the herb will work as an anti-inflammatory and that it can even help decrease blood pressure.
1.Applied in health product field
2.Applied in Pharmaceutical field, used as capsules or pills.