Overview

Cistanche deserticola is a type of plant that must grow on another plant in order to survive. It grows in dry conditions around the world. The stem of Cistanche deserticola is used in medicine.

Cistanche deserticola is used for constipation, tetanus, infertility, and many other conditions, but there is no good scientific evidence to support these uses.

How does it work ?

Cistanche deserticola contains chemicals that act as antioxidants. It also contains chemicals that might decrease swelling (inflammation), slow the breakdown of bones, and modify levels of hormones in the body.
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