Horny Goat Weed
Horny Goat Weed

Horny goat weed is a variety of plant belonging to the epimedium species, and found widely in areas of southern China and neighboring parts of Asia. Some other members of this species include rowdy lamb herb and randy beef grass, so you can easily determine what type of condition this herb is used to treat. But the use of horny goat weed is not limited to issues of libido and sexual dysfunction. The herb has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries in the treatment of a variety of ailments.

The active ingredient in horny goat weed is icariin, a substance which is known to relax smooth muscle tissue, which is markedly different from skeletal muscle. This substance causes the involuntary tension in your internal tissues to relax, moving your body from a fight or flight stance, to a rest and restore one. Since the body is no longer under stress, this may cause many elements of a disease to reverse or ease. While use of this herb may not cure some problems, especially in their advanced stage, it will help to manage the condition and cause some relief. For these reasons, horny goat weed is often used against heart disease and high blood pressure, polio, liver disease, viral infections of the heart, and even HIV and AIDS.

But, as obviously suggested by the name, horny goat weed is primarily used to treat sexually related conditions. Legend says that this application was discovered hundreds of years ago by a goatherd in China, who couldn’t help but notice the rather randy behavior of his herd after they had been grazing in a field full of the plant. In 2008, a study found that the plant counters restricted blood flow to the penis, and is thus effective against erectile dysfunction. It could even work more effectively than many ED drugs currently on the market, with far fewer side effects. It has also been as a natural aphrodisiac, used to treat low libido in both men and women, and ejaculatory problems.

In addition to the beneficial effects available to men, horny goat weed can be efficacious in the treatment of post-menopausal bone loss in women, osteoporosis. The plant is also used to treat irregular menstrual cycles.

In the course of my investigation I have found that the plant has been used to treat all manner of aches and pains, ranging from muscle and joint pain, back pain, and knee pain. In addition it has been cited as an anti-aging agent, as well as being responsible for boosting the immune system. So don’t let the name fool you into believing that this natural treatment is a one-trick pony. Horny goat weed offers health benefits in a plethora of conditions, and it would be foolish to pass up these benefits without investigation.

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Originally posted 2016-04-08 17:26:26.

NWilkinson
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I’m Nick Wilkinson. I writer and radio personality who lives in Phoenix, Arizona.
With over 14 years of experience in the Behavioral Health Field, I’ve been working in close contact with kids from all walks of life.
Specializing in teenagers and young adults, I’ve been a career long supporter of “verbal de-escalation” and non-violent crisis intervention. I believe that what you say, and how you say it, are the keys to successful communication. I currently write about men's health topics, parenting and child abuse topics, and other social issues. You can visit my blog at www.ActingNotReacting.com

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3 thoughts on “Horny Goat Weed

  • 28 April 2016 at 11:20 AM
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    Don’t you think it is just amazing that some of the things that were used for hundreds of years are still effective today? Modern medicine has not really done much for the human body and we all know it comes down to understanding what is in your body BEFORE you get started on making it a better one!

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  • 22 April 2016 at 1:50 PM
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    As another user said I have never heard of horny goat wed before but now I think it is awesome that I discovered something new. Great!

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  • 10 April 2016 at 11:05 PM
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    Never heard of horny goat weed before till reading this post. Seems like a very effective plants to cure various diseases.

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