Know Your Herbs: Horny Goat Weed

Horny goat weed, or Epimedium Sagittatum, has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for centuries. According to legend, a Chinese goat herder saw increased sexual activity from his herd after they were seen grazing on the wild plant. However, this herb has been popular for more reasons than just sexual vitality.

Origin

Native to China, Japan, and Korea, horny goat weed has a long history of use in traditional Eastern medicine.

Health benefits

Along with its purported aphrodisiac effects, horny goat weed offers several benefits that may help support your overall health and wellbeing. 

  • Supports hormone balance

Horny goat weed contains phytoestrogens which are chemicals that mimic estrogen in the body. Phytoestrogens may be beneficial for women who are approaching menopause and are looking to rebalance their hormones.

  • Supports blood flow

The primary component in horny goat weed is icariin which offers potent cardiovascular protective functions. The same component that supports blood flow to the heart is the reason for the increased flow to sexual organs as well.

  • May aid bone health

That same icariin is also responsible for promoting bone formation. Horny goat weed has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of fractures and bone loss due to osteoporosis. 

Why we offer it

Horny goat weed is a supplement that may positively benefit the health of both men and women. Adding this versatile supplement into your health routine may prove to be the beneficial boost that you need for your whole body regimen. 

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