This is one of the most popular aphrodisiacs of all time. It is also called Epimedium or Yin Yang Huo and the Chinese are the first to discover the effects of this plant in the libido of both men and women. Flavonoids, polysaccharides and sterols are extracted from the leaves of this plant.

In a study done in 2008, it was concluded that this plant contains a compound that could allow more blood flow to the *****, causing it enlarge. In effect, it is one of the treatments given to those men who have erectile dysfunctions.

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Uses

  1. The primary reason for taking this food supplement is to increase sexual libido and treat erectile dysfunction. By taking this, the blood flow will improve and there will be more blood flow to the blood vessels and capillaries which cause them to expand. In effect, those men who have issues with erection can get treated from this herb. Additionally, it is believed to increase the amount of testosterone in the blood which is responsible for an increased desire to have ***. It is believed to put a balance in the hormones.
  2. There are some studies done that horny goat weed can be used to treat hay fever and atherosclerosis. Hay fever is caused by some pollen and other allergens in the environment, while the latter is when the arteries hardened. It is used in conjunction with other herbal preparations to get the desired results.
  3. Since it is believed to increase the testosterone level in men, those who train for bodybuilding can benefit from this. An increase in testosterone equates more energy level to perform workouts like deadlifts.
  4. There are some claims that this herb can elevate the stress tolerance level of a person. Though it will not treat the real cause as to why a person gets tired easily, there is a claim that it can help a person increase the level of physical activity. Bodybuilders can also benefit because it is known to increase stamina and improve physical performance.
  5. There are some studies that found evidence that the extract from this plant called phytoestrogen can decrease the chances of bone loss in menopausal women due to lack of estrogen.
  6. It is also used to treat bronchitis and chest pains.

How It’s Taken

It is marketed in pill form and must be taken at least two hours prior to sexual activity and the effect can last up to a day. You can take more but should not exceed six pills a day.

Contents of Horny Goat Weed Pills

It normally contains 400 mg extract of epimedium.

Possible Side Effects

Though it is a herbal preparation, caution must be taken when taking this supplement. The possible side effects are difficulty breathing, muscle spasms, insomnia, and nose bleeding. Those who are pregnant and breastfeeding are discouraged from taking this product. It may also have some drug interactions with other medicines so always ask a doctor if it is safe to be taken by you.