Rou Cong Rong - Fleshy Stem of Broomrape

TCM Materia Medica

Rou Cong Rong TCM Herb Classifications and Usages

The TCM herb "rou cong rong" which in english is Rou Cong Rong herb"fleshy stem of broomrape", is categorized within the "herbs that tonify yang" functional grouping. It is thought to enter the kidney and large intestine channels and exhibits salty (xian), sweet (gan) and warm (wen) taste/temperature properties.

Dosages and preparations will vary according to each individual and the overall approach of a formula, but generally this herb has the following dosage and/or preparation guidelines:

  • Dosage: 9-21g

Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:

  • Tonify kidneys, strengthen yang - reproductive and urinary disorders such as impotence, spermatorrhea, urinary incontinence, posturinary dripping, cold pains in lower back and knees.
  • Warms womb - infertility, excessive uterine bleeding, leukorrhea from cold deficiency.
  • Moistens instestines - constipation, good for elderly or younger patients with blood and/or qi deficiency.

Rou Cong Rong may potentially be used, in coordination with a well tailored formula (in most cases), to influence the following conditions: constipation, impotence (erectile dysfunction), infertility, leukorrhea, spermatorrhea, urinary disorders (lin disease) and/or uterine bleeding

While it may not always be included depending on the manufacturer or herbalist making the formula, rou cong rong is generally included in the following 1 formula:

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