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Horny Goat Weed: How the Chinese Boost Their Sexual Energy Naturally

Thursday 18 July 2013
461px-Epimedium_grandiflorum_2Photo taken by Sphl; via Wikimedia Commons [GFDL]

When thinking of the four-legged farm animal this website revolves around, one might want to know its connection to “Horny Goat Weed”. That’s the nickname of a genus of plants scientifically titled Epimedium which has no real relationship to the barnyard friend. The only correlation between the two is their names. However, there is obviously a big difference between being horned and being horny.

The “weed” – which is also known as “rowdy lamb herb” and “fairy wings” – is known to be an aphrodisiac. Natives from where most of the plants are produced originate from, southern China, found the epimedium’s flower to be a great sexual stimulant. Once the bud of the plant opens its four petals, it’s ready for consumption and the result is said to improve the love life of those who consume it.