Pros and cons of using Horny Goat Weed

The street man’s horny goat weed or the scientific man’s Epimedium belongs to the barberry family and is also known as Fairy Wings, Ying Yang Huo, Barrenwort and Bishop’s Hat. But whatever name it is known in your locality, the horny goat weed is known as an herb that can improve sexual wellness. Sexual wellness is a concern that is starting to come out in the forefront because of an increasing awareness about the nature of sexual dysfunction problems like erectile dysfunction as well as an increasing awareness on the various treatments for such dysfunctions. If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction or you just want to try the efficacy of horny goat weed in increasing your libido then you might want to consider the advantages and disadvantages of using the herb. Advantages: The horny goat weed has been used in traditional Chinese medicine not only to increase the libido but also to treat other illnesses as well. The fact that it has been used as an alternative remedy in Chinese medicine for more than 2000 years speaks well that the herb indeed has some healing properties in more ways than one. One of the advantages in using the horny goat weed is its relative safeness compared to the synthetic medicines being used to treat sexual dysfunction. Herbs have always been used as a household remedy because of their natural ingredients that are generally considered safe and effective. It has even been recommended by the Chinese Academy of Sciences for its ability to slow down the ageing process. By using herbs like the horny goat weed, you can save on money which you can use for other purposes. Compared to the sexual dysfunction medications being sold and manufactured by multinational corporations, the horny goat weed is not only safe but is a lot cheaper. Disadvantages: While there are a lot of advantages in using the horny goat weed to treat sexual dysfunction and other illnesses, there is also the danger of taking so much of the herb because there is no prescription required before you can purchase it. And while erectile dysfunction drugs like Viagra, Cialis and Levitra have been given the stamp of approval by the United States Food and Drug Administration, there is no specific agency looking into the safety of the herb. The horny goat weed is generally safe but like other medications, it can also have side effects like dizziness, nosebleed, faster heart rate and a lot of minor but nevertheless disturbing effects. If you are suffering from erectile dysfunction or other sexual dysfunction then you should weigh the pros and cons of using the horny goat weed versus the commercial medications. Get feedback from friends who have tried the herb before you decide whether the horny goat weed is the best remedy for you.