Herbal Spotlight: Yin Yang Huo or Horny Goat Weed

Herbal Spotlight: Yin Yang Huo or Horny Goat Weed

Herbal Spotlight: Yin Yang Huo or Horny Goat Weed

Chinese medicine has a rich history of improving sexual performance. After all, it’s a medicine that grew up in the Emperor’s Palace, focusing on keeping him and his concubines vital.

A fantastic tonic for both male and female sexual vitality is Yin Yang Huo, otherwise known as Horny Goat Weed or Epimedium. From a Chinese perspective, it vitalizes both yang and yin, the male and female energetics. From a Western perspective, it invigorates blood flow and has a phytoestrogen component that helps balance hormones.

In Chinese herbal medicine, it is not recommended to take a single herb in high doses. Rather, a well-balanced formulation proves most safe and effective. To arrive at a suitable mix and dosage, an acupuncturist will ask about your symptoms, look at your tongue, and feel your pulses. Then she can choose those herbs that will complement and balance Horny Goat Weed in your individual formula.

From the acupuncturist herbal cabinet at Spring Integrative Health, Lauren Oechsli

2017-12-28T12:04:04+00:00