Latin name: Actinolitum
Chinese name: yang qi shi
Other name: aconolite mineral

What is Aconite?

Aconite is a mineral with greenish-grey crystals that is usually used as a powder in traditional Chinese medicine. The name yang qi shi translates roughly to “stone for boosting the yang.”

What are the health benefits of Aconite?
According to traditional Chinese medicine, aconite warms the kidneys and fortifies the yang, which helps in treatment of treat impotence, spermatorrhea, and premature ejaculation. One study with mice found that aconite could increase the copulative times and serum levels of testosterone in a normal male mouse. Additionally, Chinese medicine uses actinolite to treat colic, muscle cramps, prostatitis, which is an inflammation of the prostate gland, and endometritis, which is inflammation of the womb lining.

Where can I find Aconite?

Aconite can be found online through herb suppliers or at the offices of Chinese medical practitioners.

You can find this herb combined with other herbs in the Traditions of Tao formula: Dragon Male, which brings all the components of male sexuality into satisfying natural harmony and encourages natural function.

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