Sex, sex, sex! Let’s face it, with all this free time on our hands its hard for the mind not to wander….
Whether you’ve been quarantining solo, with your partner, or your entire fam, there’s only so many activities to keep you busy before you start thinking about getting busy! So in honor of Masturbation May, we thought we’d talk one of the best plants out there for boosting that libido—ladies & gentlemen, introducing the so appropriately named Horny Goat Weed!
Known also as Epimedium or Yin Yang Huo, horny goat weed leaves were purportedly the food of the yin yang, a mythical creature fabled to achieve one hundred sexual climaxes a day! This legend points to the reputed sexual potency of horny goat weed, and its revered place in traditional Chinese medicine.
The leaves of the plant contain a variety of flavonoids, polysaccharides, sterols and alkaloids. Icariin, one of the most notable flavonoids found within the plant, is believed to play a role in the sex-boosting effects of the plant, which is used to restore sexual libido, boost erectile function, allay fatigue, and alleviate menopausal discomfort.
Horny goat weed has been used for decades in traditional Chinese medicine as one of the most effective sexual tonics for both men and women, and has overtime flooded the mainstream market. There isn’t a bodega in NYC that doesn’t prominently feature HGW supplements behind the counter, and with a name like that, this botanical is certainly hard to overlook!
So if you’re looking to rev up some sexual vitality, look no further than the libido-boosting horny goat weed this quarantine!