Cistanche, a Favorite of Genghis Khan
The roots and stems of a desert plant, Cistanche tubulosa, is said to not only improve performance in the bedroom but even size.
In The Essence of Medical Prescriptions, a Chinese physician in the tenth-century, had many formulas designed to help with performance in the bedroom and male potency. Of these, 80% contained cistanche. You can even notice the phallic shape it has (that’s called The Doctrine of Signatures)…
The Legend of Genghis Khan and Cistanche
As a legend there are several versions of this story, but here is one of them: In 1190, Genghis Khan’s army was locked in what came to be known as the ‘Battle of the Thirteen Wings’ as he sought to unify Mongolia.
His army was trapped on a plateau, fatigued and demoralized. White horses then came down from the heavens of which the Khan and his men slit the throats. Blood spilled on the ground, from which sprang cistanche. The army consumed this, replenishing their strength and vitality. After this sign from god they went on to be victorious.
In addition to this legend, it is said that Genghis Khan consumed cistanche daily. His stamina and spread of his genes is said to make 8% of Asia’s populations his descendants. This is one in 200 men worldwide!
Other Cistanche Benefits
Basically if it helps with performance in the bedroom, its also going to do a whole lot more. Cistanche studies in rats and humans have shown:
- Anti-Fatigue Activity*
- Improve Memory Function and Learning by Increasing Nerve Growth Factor*
- Stimulates Nitric Oxide production*
- Hormone Regulation*
- Promotes Healthy Inflammatory Response*
- Promotion of bone formation*
- Stimulates ATP*
Active components include:
- Echinacosides (improves naive T-cell numbers resulting in a “younger” immune system)*
- Two major polysaccharide fractions, CDA-1A and CDA-3B, stimulating T and B-cell proliferation*
Cistanche contains minerals including, potassium, phosphorus, calcium, magnesium, sodium, iron, manganese, copper, zinc and boron. 
Cistanche According to TCM
- Yang Jing
- Kidney Herb
- Large Intestine Herb
- Promotes Blood*
- Warming and Moistening
- Sweet and Salty
- Directs Blood Flow to Pelvic and Genital Area*
- Most revitalizing when used continuously for a period of time
There are four commonly used types of this plant, Cistanche deserticola, Cistanche tubulosa, Cistanche salsa and Cistanche sinensis. Their use and benefits appear to be interchangeable. Our extract is made of Cistanche tubulosa.
Our Cistanche Quality
Our Cistanche Tubulosa extract is grown organically on the Tibetan plateau. Then is dual extracted using both water and alcohol. It is specified for at least the following:
- Total phenylethanoid glycosides greater than 60%
- Echinacosides greater than 20%
- Aceteosides greater than 6%
Our Cistanche Tubulosa extract has been tested and found to contain no PDE-5 Inhibitors or Analogues. These are the active ingredients in the little blue pill and related drugs. Unfortunately, these are commonly used added ingredient to cut with inferior quality sex herbs. We are proud to have Cistanche Extract that is high-quality that needs no special (and highly illegal) help to make it seem better than it is.
Dosage and How to Use
Recommended to take one to two grams, or 1/2 to 1 teaspoon, per day. Can also be added to hot water, other drinks or taken straight.
This Cistanche supplement has a bitter and salty taste.