- Chinese Name Suo Yang 锁阳
- Latin Name Cynomorium songaricum Rupr.
- Other Names Lock Yang Stem, Cynomorium Stem Flesh, Herba Cynomorii
- Used Part Stem
- Specification Powdered Extract
Cynomorium Stem Extract Powder
The True Elixir of Youth
Cynomorium songaricum is known in China as Suo Yang. Suo Yang grows at high altitude, mainly in Inner Mongolia, Qinghai, Gansu, and Tibet. It grows wild in the desert and preferably at the temperature of -20°C. And it is said that it will be the best tonic if it is dug out in the third nine-day period after the winter solstice, the coldest days of a year, when the snow around it is melted by its emitted Yang energies. As a result, many people regard this Yang tonic as “the true elixir of youth.”
Traditional Yang Tonic for Sexual Energy
Cynomorium Songaricum has long been prized as a tonic for sexual potency and fatigue. No wonder its Chinese name is called “Suo Yang”, which, literally translated, means “locking up Yang.” As a renowned Chinese herb particularly for male health, it is frequently used in the treatment of ED (erectile dysfunction) and nocturnal emissions in Chinese herbal remedies.
In traditional Chinese medicine, cynomorium is considered a mild, yet powerful, jing herb. Its primary functions are to tonify the kidney, fortify yang (treat impotence and backache), strengthen the tendons, and nourish the blood to alleviate the blood-deficiency type of constipation (typically occurring with old age).
Note: Cynomorium coccineum is sometimes utilized as a substitute in other countries from Europe to Central Asia where it is the native species.
Biochemical Research Support
Cynomorium Extract containing Anthocyanin, Triterpenoid saponins, Tannin, carrots glycosides (Daucosterol), β-Sitosterol, Ursolic acid, Catechin, Gallic acid. naringenin-4′-O-pyranogluoside and succinicyacid.
Research being carried out into the plants’ actual medicinal properties confirms several of the traditional uses. Extracts of the herb appear to inhibit HIV, improve blood flow and lower blood pressure. It may also have a hormonal effect that would confirm its efficacy in treating impotence.
Taste & Property Sweet, Warm
Organ Meridians Kidney, Liver, Large Intestine
•Tonifies the Kidneys, benefits Jing and marrow, strengthens Yang, nourishes Liver Yin and Blood and strengthens sinews and bones
– Kidney Yang Deficiency with impotence, infertility urinary frequency and spermatorrhea
– Weak sinews due to Deficient Jing and Blood
– Atrophy disorder from damaged Liver and Kidney Yin
•Moistens the Intestines, unblocks bowels and nourishes the Blood
– Constipation due to Deficient Qi and Blood