One major issue in the world today is sexuality. Do I look good enough? I wonder if he or she likes me? While most of the world today is becoming increasingly sexually active, there are many out there who are lacking in this field. Their bodies are no longer inclined to have or sex, or their sexual drive loses the battle between time and fatigue.
Horny Goat Weed is said to be the cure of this "problem." Horny Goat Weed, also known as Epimedium, Yin Yang Huo, Inyokaku, and Herba Epimedii, was discovered around 200 B.C. Legend has it that an ancient Chinese goat herder noticed that his flock suddenly became sexually active after eating in a certain patch of weeds. Further investigation of this weed patch and a little leaf chewing resulted in the discovery of Horny Goat Weed.
"In 1990, researchers discovered that extracts of Epimedium has mono-amine-oxidase-inhibitor activity. They showed that levels of noradrenaline, serotonin, and dophamine were all elevated in animals after given Epimedium. Higher levels of dophamine particularly may help to explain the pro-sexual effect of Epimedium. High dophamine levels encourage the release of leutenizing hormone(LH) from the pituitary gland. LH in turn stimulates the testes to produce more testosterone. Also, Chinese researchers have also observed that Epimedium has a testosterone like effect on the levator ani muscle . This muscle when well toned, as under stimulation from testosterone, will help create and maintain erection and increase the force of ejaculation."
Dr. James Zhou believes it dilates the capillaries and large blood vessels, and lowers blood pressure this increases testosterone in mice, which blocks a neurotransmitter inhibitor. As a result, there is an increased level of a neurotransmitter that is associated with sexual arousal.