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Having Viagra and powerful Aphrodisiac growing in your own garden adds another dimension to gardening!
Horny Goat weed has been used for thousands of years in Asia as an aphrodisiac, a natural viagra and for improving the immune system and memory.
It got it's name from when a Chinese goat herder noticed that when goats grazed on the plant they became very active sexually.
HORNY GOAT WEED MEDICINAL USES AND BENEFITS
The active ingredient in Goat Weed is Iccariin which is a flaonoid a type of flavonoid. Icariin gives the following benefits...
1 Increases size and strength of erections.
Icariin increases the production of Nitric Oxide.
Nitric oxide allows blood vessels to relax and open up allowing blood flow into the penis creating an erection. Nitric oxide production declines with age - insufficient nitric oxide = no erection.
2 Increases sexual desire.
Icariin mimics the effects of testosterone and stimulates sensory nerves therefore increasing sexual desire.
3 Lowers blood pressure.
4 Prevents memory loss
A chinese study at Zhejiang University showed that icariin prevented damage caused beta-amyloid a toxin that clogs up brain cells disrupting memory processes and also causing damage to DNA which caused death of brain cells, resulting in dimentia.
THE HORNY GOAT WEED PLANT
Epimedium is a genus of over 60 species of herbaceous flowering plants of the family Berberidaceae, originally from Asia and parts of the Mediterranean often at high altitudes.
A crawling perennial with heart shaped leaves and four petaled white, pink, red, or yellow flowers.
It is a forest dweller that likes shade or partial shade. It has dense foliage and creates good ground cover with green leaves that turn to red, copper, bronze or purple in Spring and Autumn.
It's height is 6" - 12" and width up to 48".