The benefits of Epimedium is due to the content of icariin This compound increases the amount of nitric oxide in the body. The last has a vasodilating action on the vessels, i.e. expands blood vessels and increases the blood flowing to the organs. This effect is particularly pronounced in the genital area. The flavonoids – mainly epimedine A, B and C, are an important part of the complicated composition of the herb.
The herb is also well known as a horny goat weed. It is used to improve the sexual activity of men. Helps at the problems such as erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation and increasing sexual desire.