Is Horny Goat Weed an Aphrodisiac?

by | Updated: December 3rd, 2016 | Read time: 1 minute

Many herbs have strange names, and horny goat weed is no exception. The herb, known to many as yin yang huo, apparently received its nickname when it was found that goats grazing on this weed were sexually aroused.

horny goat weed

We’re not goats, of course–so the question is, will this herb have the same impact on us? Also known as yin yang huo, horny goat weed may help support healthy energy levels and vigor. Although horny goat weed has a history of more traditional use for various concerns, it has mainly been used as an aphrodisiac in Asian cultures for centuries.