1. Mauritio

    Cistanche / Echinachoside restores Tyrosine hydroxilase expression to normal in Parkinson's

    It has been established before that cistanche helps with Parkinson's and has a pro-dopamine effect. This study looked a bit deeper into the mechanism of it. In my opinion most noteworthy is the almost complete recovery of Tyrosine hydroxilase in tje sibstabtia nigra of Parkinson's mice...
  2. D

    Mitochondrial Respiration and Uncoupling enhanced by Yang-tonifying herbs

    "Cistanches Herba, one of the “Yang-invigorating” tonic herbs, was found to enhance mitochondrial respiration, as indicated by a significant increase in ATP-GC and mitochondrial state 3 respiration in H9c2 cells and in isolated rat heart mitochondria [37]. Cistanches Herba was also shown to...
  3. Mauritio

    Cistanche increases glycogen storage and helps diabetes

    Another win for the power-herb cistanche. This study showed that it increases glycogen content in muscles of diabetic Rats by over 50% and in their liver by over 40%. Given that the glycogen content didn't exceed the value of normal control groups, it'd rather call it a "normalization" of...
  4. R

    Verbascoside (from cistanche) has anxiolytic and hypnotic effects in rat model, potentially due to GABAAR interaction
  5. Mauritio

    Cistanche increases steroidogenic enzymes, lowers NO, helps osteoporosis and Alzheimer's

    I posted these studies in another thread, but I feel they deserve their own thread as they show that cistanche is helping the body on a systemic level. A few new studies on cistanche tubulosa: This one shows that cistanche increases biosynthesis of testosterone by increasing important...
  6. Mauritio

    Cistanche more effective at decreasing lipid peroxidation and free radicals than Vitamin E and Caffeine

    The super-herb cistanche strikes again . Not only does it increase testosterone, progesterone, dopamine and steroidogenic enzymes , it also seems to be able to powerfully protect against PUFA . To be precise it protects against lipid peroxidation and free radicals - better than Vitamin E and...
  7. Hans

    7 Uncommon testosterone boosting supplements

    I've written an article about 7 uncommon herbs, that you may or may not have heard of, that can increase testosterone. As a disclaimer, none of these herbs have been shown to increase testosterone in humans, but they do have animal studies showing that they do increase testosterone and they've...
  8. Lokzo

    This Herb Is Stronger Than Tribulus

    Time to bring back Cistanche extract on the scene. This herb has a plethora of benefits and for anyone who is wondering, this herb is known as Rou Cong Rong in Chinese medicine. It is said to be a Yang tonic that benefits the kidneys, essence, and marrow (which includes the "sea of marrow"...
  9. W


    Herba Cistanche (Rou Cong-Rong): One of the Best Pharmaceutical Gifts of Traditional Chinese Medicine That sounds pretty good! I enjoyed using Tongkat ali and combining both could be very nice, however I'm curious about cistanche effects on its own , lots of very interesting properties there...
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