Horny Goat Weed

Behind the funny name of horny goat weed stands a time-tested aphrodisiac that increases libido in men and women, and improves erectile function in men. Known also as Epimedium or Yin Yang Huo, horny goat weed was first described in ancient classical Chinese medicinal texts. Today, horny goat weed holds an important place in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is gaining popularity around the world.

Properties of Horny goat weed male sexual stimulant

According to legend, the aphrodisiac property of horny goat weed was discovered when a Chinese goat herder noticed elevated sexual activity in his goats after they ate the weed.

The active principle in horny goat weed is icariin.

Horny Goat Weed increases the nitric oxide levels, which relax smooth muscle and this lets more blood flow to the penis or clitoris or other smooth muscle.

Healing uses:
Used as a traditional botanical medicine in China and Japan, Horny Goat Weed is used medicinally for disorders of the kidneys and liver as well as the joints, though is best known as an aphrodisiac. It is believed that Horny Goat Weed has testosterone-like effects which stimulates sexual activity in men by increasing sperm production, stimulating and increasing sexual desire. In women it is said to increase desire & libido, so regular use can help support higher performance both in the gym and the bedroom.

Horny goat weed helps protect your brain cells from harmful toxins

One of the most promising benefits linked to horny goat weed is an ability to protect against dementia. The plant contains a natural chemical called icaritin, which scientists believe may help shield brain cells against specific toxins that are implicated in causing dementia.

In an animal study conducted just a few months ago, Chinese scientists from the College of Pharmaceutical Sciences, Zhejiang University, discovered that horny goat weed extracts were able to reverse damage caused by a toxin called beta-amyloid biological rubbish that clogs up your brain cells, disrupting memory processes and resulting in other symptoms associated with dementia, such as behavioural problems.

A water extract of horny goat weed has been shown to inhibit growth of new blood vessels, a property potentially useful in stopping the growth of cancerous tumors.11 Extracts of the herb were moderately effective at inhibiting growth of cancer cells in the test tube, though icariin by itself was not.12 Icariin was effective at causing some cancer cells to become more normal in the test tube.