In TCM, qi, blood and body fluids are precious substances for normal life activities and excessive draining of the body's fundamental substances will substantially affect health. It should be noted that psychological factors play an important role in disorders of the spirit and must therefore be considered during treatment. Astringent formulae These formulae arrest abnormal discharge or leakage of fluids and other substances from the body, such as sweat, sputum, blood, urine, stool, sperm and vaginal discharges. Mondia whitei, roots of an African plant. In traditional Chinese medicine, low libido, inability to perform sexually or reduced sexual stamina may be blamed on kidney disorders or deficiencies, according to DrShen.