Cistanche Tubulosa Extract Powder

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Cistanche tubulosa, referred to as Rou Cong Rong, is a parasitic plant native to the desert regions of China. The herb’s stems and bark have been used in Eastern medicine as a tonic due to its anti-aging and health-promoting effects on the body, which include improving immune and cognitive function as well as boosting energy.


Cistanche tubulosa Benefits and Uses

C. tubulosa is a member of the Cistanche, Orobanchaceae plants a group of parasitic herbs growing in the drier areas of Eurasia. The plant is well known in herbal medicine due to its potent antioxidant, anti-fatigue, and healthy ageing benefits.

Phenyelthanoid glycosides are the active components present in C. tubulosa responsible for the herb’s powerful properties. The acteoside glycoside, the most bioactive of these antioxidants, containing 5 times more vitamin C than oranges. Our Cistanche extract is standardized to contain 22% Echinacoside and 6% Acteoside.

Anecdotally, C. tubulosa may protect the brain against the negative effects of aging, improving the ability to learn and focus. Statistics looking at the diet of populations with the highest life expectancy, namely in Hotan and Okinawa, found that regular consumption of C. tubulosa may be a contributing factor to longevity and well-being. It may also support healthy metabolism, boost libido, and support digestive health.

Cistanche tubulosa supplements are also known by a few different names, including:

  • *C. tubulosa *
  • Herba Cistanche
  • Ròucongróng
  • Cistanche salsa
  • Cistanches herba
  • Cistanche tubulosa
  • Broomrape
  • Orobanche
  • Cistanche
  • C. deserticola

Scientific Consensus

Cistanche tubulosa is considered a safe and well-tolerated herbal supplement with no toxicity. While there are no official recommended doses for this supplement, Cistanche tubulosa has been considered safe in Chinese medicine for a thousand years. Some have experienced common mild side effects such as nausea and abdominal pain.

There is not enough data to say whether C. tubulosa is safe for pregnant or breastfeeding women, or if it can be used by children.

Instructions & Ingredients

Serving size is 200 mg. As a dietary supplement, take 1-2 servings up to 3 times per day. Please start with the lowest suggested single serving quantity to assess response.

Supplement Facts
Serving size: 200mg Servings per container: 25
Amount per serving % DV
Cistanche desterticola Stem extract] [(Std. to ≥22 Echinacoside ≥6% Acetoside) 200 mg na
‡ Daily Value not established.

Disclaimer & Other Info

Store securely in a dry cool location away from direct sunlight. Keep out of reach of children and pets. Do not take this or any other supplement, and instead consult doctor about use, if you are under the age of 18, pregnant or breastfeeding, taking prescription or OTC / nonprescription drugs, or if you have any known or suspected medical conditions. Do not use if product safety seal was damaged or missing upon receipt.

The statements on this page have not been evaluated by the FDA. The products on this page are not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.

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Shimoda, H; Tanaka, J; Takahara, Y; Takemoto, K; Shan, SJ; Su, MH (2009). “The hypocholesterolemic effects of Cistanche tubulosa extract, a Chinese traditional crude medicine, in mice”. Am J Chin Med. 37 (6): 1125–1138. doi:10.1142/S0192415X09007545.

Wang, L., Ding, H., Yu, H., han, L.-F., Lai, Q., Zhang, L., & Song, X. (2015). Cistanches Herba: Chemical Constituents and Pharmacological Effects. Chinese Herbal Medicines, 7(2), 135–142. doi:10.1016/s1674-6384(15)60017-x.

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