Popular Male Enhancement Remedies: Horny Goat Weed

hornygoatThat’s what the horny goat weed is used for in a folk and traditional medicine. This aphrodisiac is widely used by manufacturers in male enhancement pills production.

Botanical features

Horny goat weed is also known as barrenwort, epimedium, rowdy lamb herb, fairy wings, and bishop’s hat (due to its appearance). In Cnina, its biggest area of distribution, it is called in a local manner - yin yang huo.
In fact, we speak of a number of plants. The Berberidaceae family counts about 50 species. Some of them are evergreen, other are hardy and deciduous perennials. As a rule, the plants grow from a rhizome located underground. The appearance of the weed varies: some species have a solitary tufted stem, other have multiple stems. But most of them have single flowers divided into four parts.

Chemical features

Horny goat weed contains icariin. This is a natural PDE5 inhibitor, which is similar to one of Viаgra’s active components – sildenafil. Also, it contains several kinds of flavanoids (epimedin C, for example) and prenylflavonoids. These substances have a favourable influence on the overall health of the man.
While it is rich in icariin, horny goat weed is widely be used for treating erectile dysfunction and to enhance sexual desire of men and women, improving sexual performance.

Sexual enhancement

Icariin is, of course, the major active component of the traditional extracts of this plant. It should be mentioned, that male enhancement supplements, as a rule, have only 5% to 60% concentrations to produce a maximum effect. Higher concentrations can result in serious side effects and are used for laboratory tests only.

The principle of operation of the active component consists in increasing levels of nitric oxide in the body. It results in better sexual performance, while nitric oxide causes relaxation of the penis’s smooth muscles, permitting its chambers to accept more blood.
There are 3 penile chambers participating in the erection. They open up and receive more blood rich in oxygen. The more blood flows into the chambers, the easier the erection becomes hard and lasts longer.

Another important component of horny goat weed is flavonoids. These are pigments affecting bones and the immune system. They also inhibit estrogen resulting in improvement of sex drive.

But this is not the full list of healthy effects caused by ingredients of horny goat weed extracts in enhancement pills.

Here are some more:

  • - Capillaries increase in size. It matters, because good and durable erections need an affluent blood flow. With capillaries increased in size, blood can be easier pumped into penile chambers, resulting in harder erections.
  • - Blood pressure decreases. Every effect concerning a blood-vascular system influences erections as well.
  • - Testosterone production increases. This is the male hormone, which improves the quality of penile erections, their duration, and even ejaculation.

As we can see, horny goat weed can definitely improve your sex drive and the quality of your sexual life.

Along with erections improvement, this weed has also some benefits of general nature for men’s health. It can be used for treating bronchitis, memory loss, hepatitis, heart diseases, even fatigue and hypertension.
These encouraging data have been obtained from preliminary studies and are to be specified yet.

Side effects

Using male enhancement pills based on horny goat weed extracts, one should keep the recommended dosage. Overdosing can expose you to risks. This is true for any medicine, though, as taking something in excess is not good anyway.
Studies revealed also, that horny goat weed taken in the supplement form increases women’s sexual desire and boosts their libido. Another healthy effect is decreasing risks of osteoporosis. This disease is common among women of older age, especially within the period of menopause. By the way, menopausal symptoms become less apparent in women taking this weed.

Of course, anyone going to take male enhancement drugs containing components of horny goat weed should consult his doctor first.