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Horny Goat Weed, The Ultimate Male Performance Herb?

Horny Goat Weed, The Ultimate Male Performance Herb?

Posted on February 24 2017

Horny goat weed has been used as a part of Chinese colorful folk heritage for more than 2000 years. According to their mythology the plant was called Yin Yang Huo - " There was a legendary goat like creature , called Yin Yang Huo that had sex more than a hundred times a day "...

There are various species of this plant that grow naturally from southern central to northern coastal China and Korea too. It plays a vital and significant role over the all Asia. The main active ingredient of horny goat weed is icarin, which is an extract of Epimedium plant. This plant has the ability to directly affect erectile function.

Regarding a study in 2008, there is an assumption that this herb contains elements that block the effects of an enzyme that make blood restriction to the penis. Epimedium , the active component of the horny goat weed, acts as a phosphodiesterase inhibitor, very similar as pharmaceutical ED drugs. *

There are a few studies that suggest that horny goat weed theoretically works better and causes fewer side effects than current drugs for ED. *

Horny goat weed is a herb that is known as an aphrodisiac and touted as a testosterone booster. Icariin is known as a prenylated flavonoid compound and has been shown to exert much of the aphrodisiac effects of horny goat weed. It has also been shown in a rat study that it grows testosterone amount to a rather high dose, and moderate dosages are shown to be beneficial for bone health. *

There are a few neurological benefits according to some studies:
  • Improved tissue
  • Better arterial pressure
  • Improved nitric oxide synthase ( NO ) *
It is very important to mention that Horny Goat Weed can elevate nitric oxide production. The study about the rats that was mentioned before, found that horny goat weed increased nitric oxide synthase, which means it helps your body to produce oxide synthase. *

Horny goat weed has also been studied as a treatment for other medical problems as osteoporosis, high blood pressure, atherosclerosis, hay fever, fatigue, symptoms that appear as a result of menopause. *

Atherosclerosis

Horny goat has been used for years by people who have had problems with the blood vessels, especially arteries. Also, this herb is very useful for patients who have had a stroke. It contains a number of flavonoids, which stimulates the cells that build bone (osteoblasts). Flavonoid extracts of horny goat weed were given to rats as protection against osteoporosis. A water extract of horny goat weed has been shown to stimulate growth of new blood vessels. *

Hay Fever

People with hay fever have had better symptomatic relief and reductions in levels of immune cells associated with allergic reactions (eosinophils) when they have been treated with a herbal formula containing horny goat weed compared with a formula without horny goat weed and another herb by itself. *

Hay Fever

People with hay fever have had better symptomatic relief and reductions in levels of immune cells associated with allergic reactions (eosinophils) when they have been treated with a herbal formula containing horny goat weed compared with a formula without horny goat weed and another herb by itself. *

Inflammation And Immune System

Studies suggest horny goat weed has additional benefits, from anti-inflammatory properties to positive effects on the immune system. *

High blood pressure

Horny goat weed seems to decrease blood pressure. Taking horny goat weed along with medications for high blood pressure might cause a drop in your blood pressure. *

Fatigue

Due to chemical contains, horny goat weed has powerful antioxidant properties. High levels of genetic diversity Epimedium can affect increase in physical strength. *


Referenced literature:

Ge Zhang, Xin-Luan Wang, Hui Sheng, Xin-Hui Xie, Yi-Xin He, Xin-Sheng Yao, Zi-Rong Li, Kwong-Man Lee, Wei He, Kwok-Sui Leung, and Ling Qin (2009). Constitutional Flavonoids Derived from Epimedium Dose-Dependently Reduce Incidence of Steroid-Associated Osteonecrosis Not via Direct Action by Themselves on Potential Cellular Targets. Published in PLoS One.

Alan W. Shindel, MD, Zhong-Chen Xin, MD, Guiting Lin, MD, PhD, Thomas M. Fandel, MD, Yun-Ching Huang, MD, Lia Banie, BS, Benjamin N. Breyer, MD, Maurice M. Garcia, MD, Ching-Shwun Lin, PhD, and Tom F. Lue, MD (February 5, 2010). Erectogenic and Neurotrophic Effects of Icariin, a Purified Extract of Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium spp.) In Vitro and In Vivo. Published in The Journal of Sexual Medicine.

Shaohua Zeng, Gong Xiao, Juan Guo, Zhangjun Fei, Yanqin Xu, Bruce A Roe, and Ying Wang (2010). Development of a EST dataset and characterization of EST-SSRs in a traditional Chinese medicinal plant, Epimedium sagittatum (Sieb. Et Zucc.) Maxim. Published in BioMed Central.

YuMing Guo, XinTian Zhang, Jun Meng, and Zhao-Yi Wang (May 11, 2012). An anticancer agent icaritin induces sustained activation of the extracellular signal regulated kinase (ERK) pathway and inhibits growth of breast cancer cells. Published in European Journal of Pharmacology.

Cheng H, Feng S, Jia X, Li Q, Zhou Y, Ding C (January 30, 2013). Structural characterization and antioxidant activities of polysaccharides extracted from Epimedium acuminatum. Published in Carbohydrate polymers.

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