Chinese Name: 氧化铜 (Yǎng huà tóng)
Scientific Names: Epimedium grandiflorum
Other Names Used: Epimedium, horny goat weed, yin yang huo
The Benefits of Epimedium at a Glance
- Improvement of sexual function
- General tonic effect
- Aphrodisiac effect
- Anti-osteoporosis effect
- Anti-inflammatory effect
Botany and Origins
Epimedium grandiflorum is a perennial plant of the Berberidaceae family. It grows wild in mountainous regions of China, Japan, and Korea. The leaves and roots of this plant are used for their medicinal properties.
Epimedium grandiflorum is native to Asia, specifically China, Korea, and Japan.
Epimedium grandiflorum has been used for centuries in traditional Chinese medicine for its medicinal properties. It is considered a tonic for sexuality and vitality. It is used to improve sexual function, increase libido, and treat erectile dysfunction.
Medicinal Properties of Epimedium grandiflorum
Category in Traditional Chinese Medicine
Epimedium grandiflorum is used in traditional Chinese medicine for its aphrodisiac, tonic properties and to increase libido.
Part of the Plant Used in Our Infusions
The leaves and roots of Epimedium grandiflorum are used to prepare infusions to treat various sexual disorders such as impotence and premature ejaculation.
The active compounds of Epimedium grandiflorum, known as icariin, have been shown to improve sexual function by increasing the production of nitric oxide and relaxing smooth muscle tissue. This leads to increased blood flow to the genital area and better erections.
Epimedium grandiflorum is also known to have a positive effect on bone health. Studies have shown that it can help to improve bone density and reduce the risk of osteoporosis. This is thought to be due to its ability to increase the production of estrogen and testosterone, which are both important for maintaining healthy bones.
Epimedium grandiflorum has also been found to have anti-inflammatory properties. This makes it useful for treating conditions such as arthritis, as well as reducing the risk of chronic inflammation and related diseases.
Other Health Benefits
Other potential health benefits of Epimedium grandiflorum include reducing the risk of heart disease, improving cognitive function, and helping to lower blood pressure. However, more research is needed to confirm these effects.
Epimedium grandiflorum is considered safe when used in appropriate amounts. However, it is not recommended for use during pregnancy or breastfeeding, and it may interact with certain medications. Consult with a healthcare professional before using Epimedium grandiflorum.