Epimedium (horny goat weed) Leaf Powder - Organic

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BOTANICAL NAME

 

Epimedium grandiflorum C. Morren
Plant Family: Berberidaceae

 

SYNONYMS

 

Epimedium macranthum

 

OVERVIEW

 

INTRODUCTION

Epimedium is an ivy-like ground shrub of the higher and drier areas of China and Tibet. It is in the same plant family as Barberry and Oregon Grape, and its first recorded use is circa 200 B.C.E. in China. The name of the herb in Mandarin, yin yang huo, roughly corresponds to "weed for licentious goat." Legend has it that a goat herder discovered the properties of epimedium by observing his billy goats' uncontrollable sexual appetites after they grazed on the herb.

CONSTITUENTS

Fats, saponins, and essential oil, with trace amounts of epimedins, epimedosides, icariin, magnflorin, and quercetin.

PARTS USED

The dried leaf.

TYPICAL PREPARATIONS

Teas, tinctures, encapsulations of the leaf or powder.

 

PRECAUTIONS

 

Specific: No known precautions.
General: We recommend that you consult with a qualified healthcare practitioner before using herbal products, particularly if you are pregnant, nursing, or on any medications.

 

 

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This information is not intended to diagnose, treat, cure, or prevent any disease.