Horny Goat Weed is used in Traditional Chinese Medicine to strengthen the kidneys. Kidney function decreases due aging. This herb can improve kidney function. It treats impotence, involuntary ejaculation, low sperm count, frequent urination, erectile dysfunction, low sexual desire or libido, low sex hormones, and impaired blood flow to genitals. It is among the strongest herbs to treat sexual dysfunction. It is used by doctors for a variety of disorders.

Horny Goat Weed often improves heart function and improves blood flow in peripheral blood vessels. It reduces glucose, cholesterol and lowers platelet coagulation in the blood. All the actions directly impact blood pressure and heart function. Horny Goat Weed can decrease blood pressure in menopausal women with hypertension. It can decrease blood pressure in hypertensive men with hormone and neurotransmitter problems. It will not decrease blood pressure where the blood pressure is normal. It has been used to treat viral myocarditis and coronary heart disease.

Horny Goat Weed is a well-known aphrodisiac. It is an important anti-aging herb. It improves DNA and the endocrine system’s ability to produce hormones. This improves immune function, which results in improved memory and lower rates of infection and disease. It is also used to treat arthralgia, neuritis, rheumatic conditions, back pain, lower back problems, and muscle spasms. It can also improve or prevent osteoporosis in postmenopausal women. This improvement in bone density usually takes a minimum of six months. The herb has some antimicrobial, antihistamine, and antibiotic affects. This herb can treat spinal cord inflammation due to trauma. This herb can balance fluids in the body. Older men and women often have problems with very frequent urination at night. A large amount of Horny Goat Weed reduces frequency of nocturnal urination.

© 2010 by Dr R Stone, MD – Alternative Medicine, India

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