How to increase the effectiveness of Horny Goat Weed

If over two thousand years of continuous and successful usage qualifies something as effective then the horny goat weed can indeed be classified as an effective sexual wellness herb.

It has been used by healers in traditional Chinese medicine not only for improving the libido but for other medical uses as well.

However, you must get to know this herb if only to make it more effective to respond to your needs whether for sexual stimulation or other illnesses.

Horny goat weed is known scientifically as Epimedium but the Chinese call it Yin Yang Huo. Chinese healers have used the herb not only as an aphrodisiac but also as an energy booster.

Epimedium is sourced from a leafy plant that grows in the wild particularly in Asia and in the Mediterranean. Studies show that the leaves of the Epimedium contains healing substances including icariin which is also found in Viagra, magnaflorine which is an alkaloid, flavonoids, sterols and polysaccharides.

The horny goat weed is effective in increasing libido because of the substance icariin which inhibits the hormone PDE-5 and increase the nitric oxide level in the blood thus resulting to more blood flowing to the genitals and to an erection.

The production of Nitric Oxide in the body lessens as a person gets old and those who do not have nitric oxide in the body would have difficulty getting an erection. It would be helpful to note that stress can decrease sexual desire.

This is another area where the horny goat weed works well because it helps in the detoxification of the major organs of the body. By stimulating the sensory nerves and boosting your energy, the herb can help you get in the mood.This herb is effective in increasing the levels of serotonin, epinephrine and dopamine in the body thus boosting the energy level but it also has properties that lower the cortisol level thus lessening stress.

The best thing about the horny goat weed is that it can be mixed with other herbs to create a more potent sexual herb. Among those that work best with this herb are Ginseng, Cistanche Bark and Ginko Biloba.

Whether you are suffering from erectile dysfunction or you just want to increase your libido, you may have the solution with the horny goat weed.