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Information on Goat Weed

Goat weed is an herbaceous flowering plant botanicallyreferred to as epimedium. It can be found in Asia and Europe but it originatesfrom China. There is a legend which claims that goat weed was discovered by agoat herder who noticed that his goats started acting in an unusual way afterconsuming this weed. The sexual activity of the goats got increasedsignificantly and that is how the plant got its name. The original Chinese nameis yin yang huo.

It has been used in the traditional Chinese medicine fornumerous centuries, because it is very efficient in enhancing the sexual potencyin both female and male individuals. Goat weed is one of the most efficientherbal aphrodisiacs because it contains flavonoids, polysaccharides,phytoestrogens, sequiterpenes, lignans and sterols which enhance the levels ofenergy in a very significant way. Goat weed is also beneficial because itinhibits the production of acetylcholinesterase.

This enzyme degrades thefunctions of certain neurotransmitters in the human body and that is what makesit harmful in certain ways. Goat weed stimulates the sexual urges by curbingthe catalytic action of acetylcholinesterase and enhancing the cholinergicneurotransmitters in the human body. It is also very good at increasing thelevels of testosterone and sperm production.

Goat Weed Benefits

Goat weed can also be used for the prevention and treatmentof arthritis and numerous other ailments and disorders affiliated with liverand kidneys. Goat weed also has certain anti inflammatory properties, whichmeans that it is very efficient in boosting the immune system.

It can be usedfor the prevention and treatment of numerous other medical conditions such ashay fever, menopause problems, atherosclerosis, night sweats, bronchitis,irritability, hepatitis, mood swings, heart diseases, libido problems, highblood pressure, low sperm production, memory loss, involuntary ejaculation,erectile dysfunction and low sex drive.

Goat Weed Side Effects

Goat weed can sometimes trigger certain side effects. Inmost cases they are associated with over-consumption of goat weed. Minor sideeffects include dry mouth, dizziness and thirst.

Some cases may also includegastrointestinal bleeding and nose bleeds. There are also certain other sideeffects which may be associated with the consumption of goat weed and they maycontain hemorrhagic strokes, kidney toxicity, tachycardia, jerky movements, numerousdifferent types of allergic reactions, loss of muscle control, rashes,irregular heart rhythm, heavy breathing, insomnia, muscle spasms, throatswelling, tongue swelling and lip swelling.

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