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Horny Goat Weed Medicine Epimedium macranthum

Horny goat weed (Epimedium) is a pungent ornamental herb found in Asia and the Mediterranean. The chinese call it Yin Yang Huo, which loosely means "licentious goat plant." Legend has it that the name horny goat weed came from a herder who noticed his goats becoming more sexually active after eating the plant. Supplement companies have adopted the provocative name by which it is known in the U.S. Horny goat weed was named epimedium because it is similar to a plant found in the ancient Asian kingdom of Media, now a part of Iran. Epimedium is a genus of many related plant species and some are used for medicinal purposes, including Epimedium sagittatum, Epimedium brevicornum, and Epimedium koreanum. Although horny goat weed has a history of traditional use for disorders of the kidneys, joints, and liver, its principle use is as an aphrodisiac and to combat fatigue.

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 .

Why Do People Use Horny Goat Weed?: Erectile Dysfunction and Sexual Dysfunction in Women

Animal studies indicate that horny goat weed may work by increasing nitric oxide levels, which relaxes smooth muscle and lets more blood flow to the penis or clitoris.

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

Some evidence suggests horny goat weed may modulate levels of the hormones cortisol, testosterone, and thyroid hormone, bringing low levels back to normal.

Menopause
A study tested the estrogenic activity of 32 herbs used for menopause. Epimedium brevicornum, was one of the highest estrogenic activity.

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

In one study, epimedium koreanum was found to cause significant inhibition of the cholinesterase enzyme. This can theoretically increase the risk of loss of muscle co-ordination and jerky movements due to acetylcholine buildup in muscles.

Drug Interactions
No drug interactions have been reported.

Chen KK and Chiu JH. Effect of Epimedium brevicornum Maxim extract on elicitation of penile erection in the rat. Urology. 67.3 (2006):631-5.

Oh MH et al. Screening of Korean herbal medicines used to improve cognitive function for anti-cholinesterase activity. Phytomedicine. 11.6 (2004):544-8.

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Zhang CZ et al. In vitro estrogenic activities of Chinese medicinal plants traditionally used for the management of menopausal symptoms. Journal of Ethnopharmacology. 98.3 (2005):295-300.

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Standardized to 20% icariin and purported to increase libido by increasing levels of nitric oxide, which relax smooth muscle.

Horny goat weed has a 2000-year history of use as a sex enhancer. Scientific texts on Chinese herbs and top medical doctors in Shanghai report that horny goat weed boosts libido, improves erectile function, and helps to mitigate menopausal discomfort. The leaves contain a variety of flavonoids, polysaccharides, lignans, sesquiterpenes, phenolic and penethylol glycosides, ionones, and sterols, as well as an alkaloid called magnaflorine. Horny goat weed is a botanical that has also been used traditionally in Japan. This herb is also used for disorders of the kidneys, joints, liver, back, and knees. Horny goat weed’s most common use is as an aphrodisiac. Through research, horny goat weed has been found to have testosterone-like effects. It stimulates sexual activity for both men and women, increases male sperm production, stimulates the sensory nerve endings, and increases overall sexual desire.

Horny goat weed’s aphrodisiac effects have been verified in both animal and human research. Mice treated with a horny goat weed preparation produced “apparent effects on the improvement of sexuality.” It was also shown to improve their sperm-producing capability. Since horny goat weed has been traditionally used for kidney disease, it is intriguing how it demonstrated an increase in the sexual drive and quality of life for patients with chronic renal failure.

Research has shown that horny goat weed significantly increases testosterone levels in mice. This appears to be the herb’s main mechanism of action, although horny goat weed could have more than one. For example, through research, it has been established that sexual arousal is linked to the activity of cholinergic neurotransmitters. However, an enzyme called acetylcholinesterase (ACHE) inactivates cholinergic neurotransmitters within 1 / 500 of a second. Research shows that horny goat weed is capable of inhibiting ACHE. This in turn could support higher levels of the key cholinergic neurotransmitters associated with sexual arousal. Research has also shown that horny goat weed has antifatigue effects and aids in preventing adrenal exhaustion.

INGREDIENTS:

Each vegetable capsule contains:
Horny goat weed (Epimedium grandiflorum) extract, 20% icariin 500 mg
Other ingredients: Vegetable magnesium stearate in a non‑GMO vegetable capsule composed of vegetable carbohydrate gum and purified water.
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DOSAGE:

Adults 19+: Take 1 capsule daily or as directed by your health-care practitioner. Take for a minimum of 4 weeks to see improvements. Consult a health-care practitioner for use beyond 6 months.

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Looking to obtain some "horney goat weed" seed 7 years 11 months ago #27727

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Re:Looking to obtain some "horney goat weed" seed 7 years 11 months ago #27729

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The post that you made had me wondering if I had seen this herb before and I "goggled it up". While I don’t think the plant that I have growing in my woodlots at my house are the one you have in mind I do think some of the outward looks of the plants are similar. While folks are reading your post maybe I can get an identification of the one that I have so many of just outside my windows. I have wondered about this plant for several years and I have looked at many pictures of woodland plants, to no avail. Maybe someone can help with putting a name on the board for this beautiful little companion plant to ginseng.

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Re:Looking to obtain some "horney goat weed" seed 7 years 11 months ago #27730

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I took the original pictures of ginseng plants that were emerging and they are in the middle of the pictures. The companion plants are on the outsides of the frame in both shots. I hope someone can help.

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Re:Looking to obtain some "horney goat weed" seed 7 years 11 months ago #27731

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Those could be Sessile Bellworts, or "Wild Oats" to some.

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Re:Looking to obtain some "horney goat weed" seed 7 years 11 months ago #27732

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Good day to you Cguerette,
Thank you for the quick identification. This is one of the most abundant plants that I have growing with my ginseng and it fits nicely to help shade and not out compete the plantings that I have made.

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Re:Looking to obtain some "horney goat weed" seed 7 years 11 months ago #27734

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Sure. I’m brand new to this site but have already learned a lot about Ginseng and woodland plants just from reading through old posts. This website has been a great resource so I’m glad if I can contribute. My interest is mainly in learning about wild-simulated Ginseng and I’m looking forward to continue learning by reading here.

I don’t see "Wild Oats" very often myself where I hike in Vermont and New Hampshire but I’m sure it’s around. I learned about Wild Oats/Sessile Bellwort from a neat book called "Wild edible plants of Maine" by Tom Seymour.

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Re:Looking to obtain some "horney goat weed" seed 7 years 11 months ago #27737

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Re:Looking to obtain some "horney goat weed" seed 7 years 11 months ago #27754

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Welcome to this forum – cguerette!

I’m still looking for seeds or rootstock for Horney Goat weed. anyone know of someone that has any?

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Re:Looking to obtain some "horney goat weed" seed 7 years 11 months ago #27756

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Whitjr,
I can’t tell you of anyone who grows this plant in our community, but here is a link that is to a commercial seller and there is a lot of information about the plants as well as a huge selection of different varieties. When you look through his selection you will see why I thought there were some similarities between the Horny Goat Weed plants and the plants that I have growing at my house. Epimedium is the name given to the Goatweed plant and if you Google it up there is a picture that looks almost identical to the Sessile Bellwort plant in the pictures that I posted. Good luck.
Hugh

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Re:Looking to obtain some "horney goat weed" seed 7 years 11 months ago #27770

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Hey Frank- Thanks for posting this source. That nursery is only about an hour away from me. I just sent them an email about it.