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Semen cuscutae – 20:1 concentrate

Semen cuscutae, also known as Dodder Seed, Tu Si Zi, and the “longevity herb,” is the seed of a parasitic vine used in traditional Chinese medicine to invigorate the kidneys, nourish the liver, improve eyesight, and stop diarrhea. Semen cuscutae exhibits an immunosuppressive effect on dendritic cells and attenuates dendritic cell function, which suggests that semen cuscutae has potential in the treatment of chronic inflammatory and autoimmune diseases.

Semen cuscutae is a nootropic, and it has a high flavonoid content and strong antioxidant properties. Studies suggest that therapeutic uses include support for brain health and central nervous system health, sexual health, and a healthy reproductive system.

Properties found statistically significant include adaptogenic, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, antioxidant, anti-senescence, cardio-protective,neuroprotective, immunomodulatory, neurotrophic, nootropic, and osteogenic.

Traditional Chinese Medicine and other traditional medicine systems suggest Semen Cuscutae may support:

  • Strong immune system
  • Liver health
  • Reproductive health
  • Spleen health
  • Kidney health
  • Brain health
  • Improved eyesight
  • Sexual health
  • Digestive health

Serving Suggestion

Instructions: Add 8oz of hot water to 1/2 teaspoon of extract. Stir until dissolved. Drink 2 glasses a day.

Additional Information

Traditional Uses >

The information herein is intended for educational purposes only. This information should not substitute for seeking responsible, professional medical care. The information provided should not be used during any medical emergency. Not intended to be used for the diagnosis, treatment, prevention, or curing of any medical condition. Consult with your healthcare provider before using any herbal supplement.

Semen cuscutae (Dodder Seed, Tu Si Zi) is traditionally used to treat ailments caused by a kidney deficiency. These ailments include symptoms such as lower back pain, erectile dysfunction, urinary frequency, and leucorrhea. It is also used to treat blurred vision and decreased visual acuity caused by insufficient nourishment of the eyes due to liver and kidney deficiencies.

In Traditional Chinese Medicine, Semen cuscutae is known as a kidney yang tonic and is widely used to remedy sexual problems like impotence, nocturnal emission, premature ejaculation, and low sperm count that arise from kidney yang deficiency.

Other Names >

Atermoyer, Beggarweed, Chinese Dodder, Cuscuta, Cuscuta Chinensis, Cuscuta Epithymum, Cuscutae, Cuscute, Cuscute Chinoise, Cuscute à Petites Fleurs, Cuscute du Thym, Devil’s Guts, Dodder of Thyme, Dodder Seed, Dodderseed, Hellweed, Japanese Dedder, Lesser Dodder, Petite Cuscute, Scaldweed, Semen Cuscutae, Semen Cuscutae Chinensis, Strangle Tare, Tu Si Zi, Tu Sizi

Phytochemicals >

Flavonoids: luteolin, apigenin, hyperoside, d-pinoresinol, quinic acid astragalin, quercetin, kaempferol, isorhamnetin, βsitosterol, sesamin, hexadecanoic acid, mixture of hexadecanoic acid, kaempferol, quercetin, astragloside, hyperoside, caffeic acid, quercetin 3 O β D galactopyranosyl, arbutin, chlorogen

Lignans: (2 1)β D apiopyranoside. d-sesamin, (R)-hydroxy-d-sesamin, cuscutosides A and B

Alkaloids: cuscutamine

Sterols: cholesterol, campesterol, beta-sitosterol, stigmasterol, and beta-amyrin

Other: anthraquinones, coumarin tannic acid, caffeic acid, myristic acid, and several cuscutic acids

Possible Side Effects >

Side effects possibly associated with Semen cuscutae (Dodder Seed, Tu Si Zi) include increased fertility and increased risk of urolithiasis. If pregnant or breastfeeding, you should consult your physician before using any herbal supplement.