What is cynomorium used for?

Cynomorium songaricum Rupr, known as Suo Yang, is most commonly used to treat fatigue, protect the liver, and invigorate kidneys in Northwest China.

What is songaria Cynomorium?

• Warm. • Administrates the Liver, Kidney and Large Intestine Meridians. Action(s): • Nourishes and supports the liver and kidney systems in infertility treatments or weak back and joint issues. • Eases constipation due to lack of intestinal fluids leading to hard dry stools.

How do you eat cynomorium?

The stems of Cynomorium coccineum can be used fresh in infusions and decoctions, or the sap can be squeezed for direct use for medicinal purposes. The peeled stems can be eaten fresh. The dried aerial parts can be powdered and kept in airtight containers for later use as medicine or spice.

What does Cynomorium root do for your body?

Cynomorium has been long prized as a tonic for sexual potency and fatigue. Suo Yang is translated to locking up yang. In chinese medicine it is considered a mild, yet powerful jing herb and its primary functions are to tonify the kidney, and to fortify the yang.

What kind of plant is Cynomorium parasitic on?

Cynomorium is parasitic on the roots of salt-tolerant plants, mainly species of Atriplex, the “saltbushes” (for C. coccineum) and on Nitraria sibirica (for C. songaricum). The plant has no chlorophyll; the fleshy red stems or spikes have tiny scarlet flowers.

Where does Cynomorium coccineum get its energy from?

Often found in salty areas, Cynomorium coccineum has a native distribution across the Mediterranean (including parts of northern Africa) and Saudi Arabia. This plant does not have any leaves; in fact it doesn’t produce any chlorophyll at all. Instead, it derives energy by parasitizing the roots of other salt-tolerant ( halophytic) plants.

Where can I get Cynomorium songaricum from?

It is obtained mainly from the East Asian species, Cynomorium songaricum, though the similar C. coccineum is sometimes utilized as a substitute (and is used in other countries, from Europe to Central Asia, where it is the native species).