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Which species is the best aphrodesiac?

On plant Epimedium



ive left you a private message as to what i think lol .

20 Jul, 2012


Your own mind is the best aphrodisiac you will ever have

20 Jul, 2012


If you're a fella - I'd say a woman, and vice versa. unless of course you were referring to something growing in the garden ?

20 Jul, 2012


Some interesting web searches reveal that the Damiana plant is the best. It is a native of Texas, California and Mexico. Try this site for a start:
Go for it, boy!!!!

20 Jul, 2012


I personally doubt any plants, animal bits etc etc are actually aphrodisiacs. If you were told that mint tea was an aphrodisiac and you believed it then it would work for you! Same goes for most drugs the placebo works just as well as the headache pill - because you believe it will.

20 Jul, 2012


The question states that it is concerning the plant Epimedium , and if you click on the highlighted word Epimedium in his/her query, then the GOY Genus: epimedium page does say it is considered an aphrodisiac. Not sure who wrote that though.

21 Jul, 2012


Gosh I would never consider Epimedium to be an aphrodisiac - but then I stick with my statements above :-)

21 Jul, 2012


copied from wikipedia, Many species of Epimedium have aphrodisiac qualities associated with content of icariin. According to legend, this property was discovered by a Chinese goat herder who noticed sexual activity in his flock after they ate the weed. It is sold as a health supplement; usually in raw herb, tablet, or capsule form and sometimes blended with other supplements. The over-exploitation of wild populations of Epimedium for use in traditional Chinese medicine is having potentially serious consequences for the long-term survival of several species, none of which is widely cultivated for medicinal purposes.

The "active ingredient" in Epimedium is icariin,[3] which can be found in standardized extracts from 5% up to 60% potent. Strengths above that are usually reserved for lab use.

Icariin is purported to work by increasing levels of nitric oxide, which relax smooth muscle. It has been demonstrated to relax rabbit penile tissue by nitric oxide and PDE-5 activity.[4] Other research has demonstrated that injections of Epimedium extract directly into the penis of the rat results in an increase in penile blood pressure.[5]

but i agree with moon growe!

22 Jul, 2012


your brain is a wonderful thing if used properly lol .

22 Jul, 2012

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