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Horny Goat Weed—The Story Behind the Name

Horny Goat Weed holds the distinction of having the most obvious name in the history of natural care supplements. You read the name and instantly know what it’s all about. It might be one of the most well-known and oldest herbs for sexual health, dating back over 2,000 years according to some account.

“Also as Epimedium or Yin Yang Huo, horny goat weed was first described in ancient classical Chinese medicinal texts. Today, horny goat weed holds an important place in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is gaining popularity around the world... [as] a time-tested aphrodisiac that... [supports a healthy] libido in men and women.” (Source: health.blogs.foxnews.com)

The story behind this infamous herbal health supplement is every bit as good as its name. As legend has it, a goat herder somewhere in the high elevations of China noticed some peculiar behavior in his flock. But the behavior only came about at certain times. The goat herder couldn’t figure it out. So he studied the flock until he discovered the secret.

The goats became overly sexually excited whenever they fed on a particular patch of flowering plants. The patch of pasture, composed of 25 species of herbaceous plants in the family Berberidaceae, was the secret behind the mysterious behavior of the herder’s horny goats. Thus, for the past 2,000 years, it has been known in herbal supplement guides as Horny Goat Weed.

Today it is one of the more popular male health products, but women are using it, too. Does it work? Read the reviews and see for yourself:

Read reviews for Horny Goat Weed Complex
Read reviews for Horny Goat Weed Extract

More About Horny Goat Weed Supplements:
The epimedium plant is a leafy, flowering plant that is found more prominently in the higher altitudes of Asia. The mechanism of action, or why Horny Goat Weed seems to be effective, is not entirely understood. But that has not kept it from becoming a trusted natural herb for sexual health support. The leaves of the plant do contain several key nutrients called flavonoids, as well as polysaccharides, sterols and an alkaloid called magnaflorine that all may hold the secret to Horny Goat Weed.

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