, also known as Horny Goat Weed, or Yin Yang Huo, is a genus of about 60 or more species of herbaceous flowering plants in the family Berberidaceae. The large majority are endemic to southern China, with further outposts in Europe, and central, southern and eastern Asia. Usually make the Epimedium brevicornum and Epimedium sagittatum as the raw material because of their high quality.
is prepared from Epimedium grandiflorum, native to eastern Asia, including China, Japan and Korea. Epimedium extract, also known as horny goat weed extract has been used to treat male erectile dysfunction. Epimedium extract powder icariin can increase the production of sperm, stimulate the sensing nerves, and indirectly promote sexual desire. Epimedium extract is ideal for adding to sexual enhancement formulas.
is typically used for following health problems:
*Osteoporosis. Developing research shows that taking a specific extract of horny goat weed for 24 months seems to decrease bone loss of the spine and hip in women who have passed menopause. This particular extract, made by Nutragin Biotechnology Inc. in China, contains phytoestrogens (specifically containing 60 mg of icariin, 15 mg of daidzein, and 3 mg of genistein). These chemicals act somewhat like the hormone estrogen.
*Postmenopausal conditions. Early research suggests that taking horny goat weed water extract for 6 months can decrease cholesterol and increase estradiol levels in postmenopausal women.
*Erectile dysfunction (ED).
*High blood pressure.