Desert Ginseng (Cistanche Tubulosa) | 25% Echinacoside – Powder, 30g

Desert Ginseng (Cistanche Tubulosa) | 25% Echinacoside – Powder, 30g



Botany’s Cistanche tubulosa is standardized to contain 25% Echinocoside, which is an effective inhibitor of Wnt/β-catenin signaling and an activator of Trk receptors and their downstream signal pathways. It is Echinocoside that is thought to be responsible for Cistanche tubulosa’s potential medicinal properties.

Cistanche has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries as it is claimed the plant helps to support vitality and physical endurance. There is even a legend that Genghis Khan consumed Cistache daily and that the plant first sprang from the ground at the site of an epic battle. Whilst this can never be confirmed, it explains the plant’s reputation, the truth however is that Cistanche is a rich source of a variety of compounds, particularly Echinocoside, which likely gives it its potential health benefits.

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What is Cistanche Tubulosa?

Cistanche tubulosa, commonly known as desert ginseng and part of a wider family of plants known by this name, is a desert holoparasitic plant that must grow on another plant in order to survive, it lacks chlorophyll and obtains nutrients and water from the host plants whose roots it parasitizes. It grows in dry conditions around the world but is native to China. The stem of Cistanche tubulosa is a rich source of Echinocoside and has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries.

Cistanche Tubulosa Benefits and Uses

Studies have shown that Cistanche Tubulosa may have the following benefits:

  • Supports cognitive function and ability
  • Promotes physical endurance and performance
  • Supports a robust immune system
  • Promotes libido
  • Promotes a positive mood and outlook

Additional Information on Cistanche Tubulosa

Cistanche tubulosa is part of a family of similar, desert growing, parasitic plants under the genus Cistanche. They are all commonly referred to as “Desert Ginseng”.

Where to Buy Cistanche Tubulosa

Botany offers high-quality Cistanche Tubulosa powder in a quantity of 30g. Our Cistanche Tubulosa has been lab-tested and verified for both product purity and identity.

Suggested Use

For Best Results:

  • Take 500mg orally up to 1 time daily.
  • Sensitive to flavors? Feel free to mix your powder into your favorite food or drink.
  • Store in a cool, dry place away from light.
  • A 30g jar contains 60 x 500mg servings.
  • We recommend using a milligram scale to accurately measure dosages.


One Serving (500mg) Contains:

  • Cistanche Tubulosa 500mg
  • Other Ingredients: none.
  • No artificial colors, preservatives, or additives.


This product is contraindicated in an individual with a history of hypersensitivity to any of its ingredients.

Consult your physician if pregnant, nursing, have or suspect a medical condition.

Do not use if tamper seal is broken.

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