it is said to counteract alcohol intoxication, improves digestion and appetite. Internally, it is used to combat diarrhea, impotence and urinary tract infections. The roots are used in folk remedies for tumors and the seed for abdominal tumors.

 According to traditional Chinese herlers, custuba have a neutral nature and a pungent, seed taste. It is a parasitic plant which as no chlorophyll and cannot make its own food by photosynthesis,Instead,it grows on other plants ,using their nutrients for its growth and weakening the host plant. For medicinal purposes, herbalist prefer cuscuta that grows on thyme.custuba is known to counteract alcohol intoxication,has hepatoprotactive effect, improves digestion and appetite. This herb has no side effects and no known drug infraction   has been reported.

It is therefore considered as a safe herb with plenty benefits. The contemporary Chinese herbalists use cuscuta in formulas to treat a range of conditions including 

  • Impotence 
  • Pre mature ejaculation
  • Lower back pain
  • Dry eyes
  • Tired eyes
  • Ringing in the ears/tinnitus
  • Blurred vision etc