Cistanche tubulosa
"管花肉苁蓉"又名南疆大芸、红柳大芸、是贵重而罕见的寄生植物。具有补肾阳,益精血,润肠通便等功效,有"沙漠人参" 之美誉。
"Cistanche tubulosa", also named southern Sinkiang herba cistanches and branchy tamarisk herba cistanches, is a precious and rare parasitic plant with the efficacy of tonifying kidney-yang, supplementing essence and blood and relaxing the bowels by moisturizing the intestine, thus deserving the good reputation of "Desert Ginseng".
在中国肉苁蓉的运用已有一千多年的悠久历史,在最古老的药学书《神农本草经》中就有记载。
Cistanche has been used in China with a long history of a thousand years, which was documented in the oldest materia medica book, "Shennong's classic of materia medica".
"管花肉苁蓉"民间常作食品食用,历代医学名著都有权威
表述:
"Cistanche tubulosa" is commonly used as folk food, and it has been authoritatively described in the ancient medical classics through the ages.
"肉苁蓉"味甘,微温,主五劳七伤,补中,除茎中寒热痛,养五脏,益精血,多子,妇人徵瘕,久服轻身。
"Cistanche", with sweet flavor and slightly warm property, is in charge of general debility, replenishing the middle-energizer, eliminating chills and fever pain in penis, nourishing five-zang organs, tonifying essence and blood, improving fertility and healing gynecological diseases, which can make people healthier if applied for a long term.
《神农本草经》"此物补而不峻,故有苁蓉之号"主治:男子绝阳不兴,女子绝阴不产,润五脏,男子泄精,女子阴痛。李时珍《本草纲目》
It is recorded by "Shennong's classic of materia medica" that this medicine is claimed Cistanche because it has the effects of nourishing but with less severe effects". Actions and indications: infertility due to impotence of male or infertility for menopause of female, five-zang organs' nourishment, seminal emission for male and pubic pain for female.
--"Compendium of Materia Medica" by Li Shizhen.