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░Horny Weed░

Herbal remedies are a safe and effective alternative for treatment of a range of conditions.

If you think you can guess what horny goat weed is used for based onits name, you're probably right. This supplement is thought to remedy erectile dysfunction and offset low sex drives. And its uses may not end there. As with many supplements, proponents recommend it in the treatment of a slew of conditions.
While horny goat weed is a relativelynew phenomenon in the United States, its existence in other countries goes back centuries. Chinese medicine has been studying and using the plant -- known there as yin yang huo -- for hundreds of years.It's even said that a Chinese goat herder was the first person to recognize the plant's potential. According to legend, he noticed an increase in his herd's sexual activity after the goats fed on the plant.
Horny goat weed is part of the genus Epimedium, and it's a native plant in several parts of China. It also grows in other regions of Asia, including Korea. In different parts of the world,it's also known as barrenwort, Bishop's Hat, epimedium, inyokaku and herba epimedii [
Horny Goat Weed Side Effects
Television commercials for prescription drugs and over-the-counter pain relievers often spew outa long list of possible side effects before the end of their 30-second spots. Some people think they're avoiding the possibility of such side effects by taking natural supplements, but that's not always the case -- and horny goat weed is noexception. Since it hasn't gone through an FDA approval process, horny goat weed's benefits and side effects aren't well-documented.
In traditional Chinese medicine (TCM),two types of energy called yin and yang are present in the body. Horny goat weed a yang tonic, and TCM practitioners often recommend usingit in combination with yin tonics. According to TCM theories, this helps keep the body in balance and reduce side effects [
Horny Goat Weed for Women
So far, we've focused mainly on the effects of horny goat weed on men, but the supplement may have benefits for women, too. The supplement is reported to help men raise their sex drive, and it might affect women's desires as well
Horny Goat Weed Benefits
Proponents of horny goat weed believe it has a lot of positive attributes, from anti-inflammatory properties to positive effects on the immune system. With so many potential uses of the supplement, it's tough to pin down the best one.
The most widely-known benefit of horny goat weed is its purported relation to sexual health. The early uses of the plant were to improve sexual performance and desire. Today, people use it to try to increasesexual desire or treat erectile dysfunction. In late 2008, the University of Milan presented a study in which a compound called icariin found within horny goat weed showed potential to compete with impotency medications [
Horny Goat Weed at Work in Your Body
As with all supplements, horny goat weed is not regulated in the United States by the Food and Drug Administration (FDA). This means that while manufacturers of horny goat weed supplements have to prove that their products are safe before selling them, claims on the packaging don't have to go through the FDA for approval. This is different from prescriptions and over-the-counter drugs -- any claims about their benefits have to be supported by conclusive studies.
In the few studies that have been conducted on horny goat weed, compounds in the supplement have been shown to have a variety of effects on the body. First, horny goat weed contains several flavonoids, or pigments, which may affect differentorgans and systems. Some of these flavonoids may affect bone density and immune system. In test-tube experiments, other flavonoids found in the plant inhibit estrogen. This may improve sex drive and affect kidney function. Horny goat weed extracts might also be able to inhibit the production of new blood vessels, which might help doctors fight the spread of malignant tumors. Several different preparations of the plant also appear to have anti-inflammatory properties

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