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Horney Goat Weed

Epimedium brevicornu

Nature's own Yin, Yang Balancer

Records about the use of Epimedium as a body building agent date back to 300 B.C. The beautiful ornamental plant was first noticed to increase the copulation frequency of goats when grazed. Due to its increase in fertility (Yin aspect of reproduction) as well as sexual interest (Yang aspect of fertility), the plant was deemed both a yin as well as a yang enhancer. It was later discovered that the active ingredient in the plant, Icariin is a chemical that inhibits phosphodiesterase-5 (PDE-5). Such inhibition increases nitric oxide, promoting higher pelvic blood flow.

Key Health Benefits

Hormone enhancer
Muscle builder
Bone builder
Erectile dysfunction support
Enhance Neuron repair
Increase energy
Lower blood pressure
Memory enhancer

Beyond the Principle

Epimedium may act on the same principle of the well-known sexual enhancement pharmaceuticals like Viagra (TM) and Cialis (TM), but the plant is much more than just a pelvic blood flow enhancer. Epimedium is a plant that enhances the function of nerves, builds up hormone levels, prevents bone loss, and promotes healthy libido. The botanical has demonstrated effectiveness for diabetic-related erectile dysfunction, as well as cardiovascular-related erectile problems. Incredibly, it is not only a male sexual enhancer, it is also a female hormone enhancer. Though research is not conclusive on Epimedium acting as a female sexual enhancer, traditional use points towards its effectiveness for both male and female health.

Source Location

The beautiful, hardy evergreen endemic to China also thrives in the Mediterranean region of the world. Wildcrafted, Chinese Horney Goad Weed has some of the highest active constituent levels. The plant has such beautiful "spider-like" flowers, it is used as an ornamental plant all throughout Asia.