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Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium)
News & Research:
Ingredient in Chinese Herb Acts as a Natural Viagra - WebMD, 9/26/08 -
"the main compound in horny goat weed, called
icariin, acted the same way that Viagra does"
Horny Goatweed linked to better bone health - Nutra USA, 7/13/07
Herbs Dr. Ruth Should Know - Natural Foods Merchandiser, 11/01 -
"In men, the herb reputedly promotes sperm
production and sexual desire, and improves some cases of impotence. In
women, the herb has primarily been used for fatigue and postmenopausal
Chinese Herbs Enhance Sexual Vitality - Nutrition Science News, 5/99 -
"In men, epimedium is said to increase sperm
production and stimulate the sensory nerves, thus increasing sexual desire
and strength. Studies done at the General Hospital of Beijing show epimedium
does in fact improve sexuality"
herbal combination, Etana, for enhancing erectile function: an efficacy and
safety study in animals - Int J Impot Res. 2009 Jun 4 -
"a new herbal combination called Etana that is
composed of five herbal extracts including Panax quinquelotius (Ginseng),
Eurycoma longifolia (Tongkat Ali), Epimedium grandiflorum (Horny goat weed),
Centella asiatica (Gotu Kola) and flower pollen extracts. Most of the
above-mentioned extracts have a long historical and traditional use for
erectile dysfunction (ED) ... penile erection index (PEI) ... At a 7.5 mg
kg(-1) single dose, the percentage of responding rats was 53+/-7 with a PEI
of 337+/-72 compared with 17+/-6 with a PEI of 30+/-10 for control animals.
This PEI was significantly (P<0.001) higher than each single component and
than the sum of any two herbal components of Etana. When compared with
sildenafil citrate, Etana induced more pronounced PEI than 0.36 mg kg(-1),
but similar to 0.71 mg kg(-1) of sildenafil. Furthermore, full acute and
sub-acute toxicity studies showed no toxic effects of Etana. In conclusion,
this study describes a new and safe combination of herbal components that
enhance erectile function in male rats"
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