Epimedium grows abundantly in its native, mountainous regions of China. One of its common names, horny goat weed, stems from an ancient legend that a herder discovered its properties by observing the fertility of his goats after grazing on the herb. Our horny goat weed powder is milled from Epimedium grandiflorum leaves. Epimedium powder can be encapsulated, extracted, and infused.
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.
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