Traditionally used to help stimulate libido and desire in both men and women, and can be used as an aphrodisiac and to help support healthy performance. *
"I have been using Horny Goat Weed as a supplement to help my dog with cushing's for quite some time and it has helped keep his cortisol levels down, so that I have not had to use the harsher drugs that are usually recommended." -- Roberta (Senior Professional Research Assistant)
The pungent aerial portions of horny goat weed, also called lusty goat herb, exhibit yang tonic, aphrodisiac, vulnerary, antitussive, and antiasthmatic properties that directly and positively affect the liver, the kidney, and the male reproductive organs.
Biochemically speaking, the herb contains icariin, benzene, sterols, tannin, palmitic acid, linolenic acid, oleic acid, and vitamin E. Herbalists have prescribed horny goat weed for strengthening kidney function, hypertenston, joint pain and lower-back pains, chronic coughing and asthma.
This is an herb commonly associated with Chinese herbal health but is grown in many parts of North America as an ornamental. It specifically stimulates the production of androgen hormones, with no effect on estrogen. Therefore, it is ideal for helping support male promoting sperm production; It is also beneficial in helping support prostate, testes and levator ani.
Low doses of 3-6 grams will increase urinary output while higher doses of 8-15 grams will reduce frequent urination. Because of its effect upon the kidneys, it is good for helping support lower-back pains, joint pain, joint pain and lowering blood pressure.
Finally, it also seems to have antitussive and expectorant properties. Therefore, it can be used to help support chronic coughing and asthma.
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Anonymous - May 7, 2006, 23:47
is that ok to take for male and female?
ZooScape Moderator - May 8, 2006, 11:37
Horny Goat Weed effectively stimulates libido and sexual desire in both men and women, acts as an aphrodisiac and enhances sexual performance and therefore can be used by both males and females! Horny Goat Weed lowers blood pressure by dilating capillaries and blood vessels while slowing the adrenal production that can hinder blood flow to the sex organs. Men achieve better erections due to this effect and it is thought that women benefit from the increased blood flow as well, and perhaps from other testosterone-like alkaloids and sterols within the plant.
If you are looking for a product that is specifically designed for women, may I suggest Female Libido Support by TerraVita. This product contains herbal ingredients that are put togethter to compliment the female hormonal system, thereby increasing sexual drive, desire, stamina and performance.
I have been using Horny Goat Weed as a supplement to help my dog with cushing's for quite some time and it has helped keep his cortisol levels down, so that I have not had to use the harsher drugs that are usually recommended.
(Profession: Senior Professional Research Assistant)
-- March 23, 2006
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