Herba Cynomorii


The fleshy stem of Cynomorium songaricum Rupr., family Cynomoriaceae.

Stem slightly curved and flat-terete, 5-15 cm long, 1.5-5.0 cm in diameter. Surface brown, coarse, or with triangular scale leaves remained and prominent longitudinal grooves. Prepared by crosscutting, section showing triangular vascular bundles. Sweet in taste, warm in nature, and attributive to liver, kidney and large intestine channels.

1. Invigorate the kidney and supplement essence: For deficiency of kidney-yang and insufficiency of essence and blood manifested as impotence, emission, flaccidity or paralysis of extremities, cold pain of the loin and knees.
2. Moisturize the intestine and relax the bowels: For constipation and dryness of the intestine in the aged and the diseased with blood deficiency and fluid consumption. This herb has the same action as the Herba Cistanchis but the former is better for invigorating kidney-yang while the latter for supplementing essence and blood as well as moisturizing the intestine.

Pharmacological Action
Increasing coronary flow, myocardial oxygen consumption and myocardial contractility.

Administration Decoction: 9-15g.


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