Horny Goat Weed

Horny Goat Weed plant.

Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium sagittatum) also known as ‘Rowdy Lamb Herb’ has been widely used as a tonic, aphrodisiac and antirheumatic within traditional Chinese medicine for over 2000 years. Horny goat weed leaves and stems are rich in flavonoids, lignans and phytochemicals such as icariin with estrogenic, antitumor, antioxidant, anti-radiation, anti-inflammatory, anti-microbial, anti-hepato-protective, neuroprotective, anti-aging, anti-depressant, anxiolytic and aphrodisiac activity. Horny Goat Weed is traditionally used to arouse sexual desire and treat impotence, sexual dysfunction, osteoarthritis, osteoporosis, menopause syndrome, arthralgia, menstrual irregularity, asthma, mental and physical fatigue, memory loss, hypertension, coronary heart disease, bronchitis, hepatitis, polio and viral myocarditis.

References

Ma, H., et al., The genus Epimedium: An ethnopharmacological and phytochemical review. Journal of Ethnopharmacology, 2011. 134(3): p. 519-541.

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