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How many nutritional effects does Epimedium have?

Oct 29, 2019

Epimedium is a common Chinese herbal medicine and has high medicinal value. It is a perennial herb, which cultivated in Shaanxi, Gansu, Shanxi, Henan, Qinghai, Hubei, Sichuan and other regions of China. The main components of Epimedium are flavonoids, lignans, alkaloids and so on. It has the effects to tonify kidney and strengthen yang, lower blood pressure and enhance sexual desire. However, people with yin deficiency and other physiques should not take Epimedium, so as not to affect their health. Let's take a closer look at the nutritional effects of Epimedium.


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Epimedium is a medicinal plant, which distrabutes in temperate and subtropical. Epimedium has strict requirements on soil, and it is better to use neutral acid or slightly alkaline, loose, humus-rich, organic-rich soil oil-soil loam. It grows in the 450-1200 m. It is suitable to grow in the middle mountain, and under the sparse forest or the forest edge and semi-shade environment.


Effects of Epimedium

1. Kidney and impotence

Epimedium is very rich in the nutritional value and it is a very health-care medicine. Then it tastes warm, and it is good at tonifying kidney and impotence to suit the people with cold constitution. It has obvious curative effect on common cold limbs, chills and spontaneous sweating, weak waist and urinary frequency in middle-aged and elderly people. In addition, Epimedium can also replenish kidney yang, improve impotence, frequent nocturia, no limb weakness, lower back pain and other discomfort.


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2.The treatment of cold and dampness

The medicinal effect of Epimedium is very significant, which helps to treat wind, cold and dampness. Because epimedium is warm, it also helps to dispel cold and warm menstruation. It has certain therapeutic effects on joint pain or cold pain caused by wind-cold dampness, joint activity, joint numbness, and limbs.


3. Strong bones and muscles

Epimedium can effectively strengthen the bones and improve the discomfort of various rheumatism. Therefore, Epimedium is also often used to treat joint activities, waist and knees, rheumatoid arthritis or rheumatoid.


4. Lower blood pressure

For people with high blood pressure, taking Epimedium can be well regulated. Because Epimedium contains icariin, it has a certain blood pressure lowering effect, which can inhibit and block the pressure reflex caused by bilateral common carotid arteries, thereby inhibiting the nicotinic contraction response caused by sympathetic preganglionic fibers. Menopausal hypertension caused by kidney yang deficiency.


5. Enhance sexual desire

In addition to the above effects, Epimedium helps to increase sexual desire. Because Epimedium can increase the content of hormones such as adrenaline, norepinephrine, blood ammonia and dopamine in the body. And it can also reduce the content of cortisol and promote the secretion of testosterone, thereby enhancing sexual desire.


Nutrition value of Epimedium

The main components of Epimedium are flavonoids, lignans, alkaloids, epimedium, and polysaccharides, as well as volatile oils, chlorogenic acid, palmitic acid, stearic acid, oleic acid, and linolenic acid.

1. Epimedium mainly contains epimedium, which can promote semen secretion, lower blood sugar, and improve the function of the pituitary-adrenal system, and promote antibody formation.

2. The flavonoids of Epimedium have the effect of inhibiting cell activity and have a good promoting effect on immune function; Epimedium flavonoids can promote bone metabolism by protecting the gonads, inhibiting bone resorption and promoting bone formation. It is in a positive equilibrium state in which bone formation is greater than bone resorption, thereby promoting bone growth, preventing calcium loss, and preventing osteoporosis.

3. Epimedium polysaccharide can promote the body's immune function, increase the number of white blood cells and lymphocytes, and improve the body's humoral immune chicken cell immune function.


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