The TCM herb "rou cong rong" which in english is "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:
Of many possible clinical applications, it may be considered to influence the following issues/symptoms:
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:
As noted above, rou cong rong is within the herbs that tonify yang functional group. All the herbs in this category are listed below.
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