horny goat weed seeds

Horny goat weed seeds

Several studies have found that the active constituents of Horny Goat Weed balance oestrogen and estradiol levels in women. Icariin is one of these prenylflavonoid compounds which acts as a natural phytoestrogen, associated with decreased symptoms of menopause, including low libido and vaginal dryness.

Menopause

With the increased blood circulation improving blood flow to the genital area of women too, this herb is excellent for stimulating female libido and decreasing sexual dysfunction. Whilst improved blood flow is a key element in sexual desire, Horny Goat Weed also provides alkaloids and plant sterols that have similar actions to testosterone. Although considered a male hormone, testosterone is produced by both men and women and plays an important role in human sexuality.

Horny Goat Weed Benefits

Thus, this plant has been used for over 2,000 years by TCM practioners to restore sexual fire, boost erectile function, alleviate fatigue, stress and many other maladies.

Bone Health

Western, and Eastern Asia and the Mediterranean

Behind its comical name, Horny Goat Weed stands as a time tested aphrodisiac that increases libido and improves erectile function. This is thought to be due, in part, to the flavonoid “icariin”, which is also responsible for the best known health benefits associated with this herb.

Horny goat weed also appears to act by inhibiting the PDE-5 enzyme.

Other names: Epimedium, Yin Yan Huo

Horny goat weed is a leafy plant that is native to Asia and the Mediterranean region.

Horny goat weed has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine .

Safety
There isn't enough information on horny goat weed to safely recommend it for erectile dysfunction or menopause.