Horny Goat Weed Extract

What is Horny Goat Weed Extract?

  • – Horny Goat Weed, also known as Epimedium, has a long history usage as an aphrodisiac and touted as a testosterone booster. Icariin is its active ingredient which is recognized as a prenylated flavonoid compound and has been found to play the role of the herb’s aphrodisiac effect. In one rat study, it has been shown testosterone levels can be increased at a rather high dose, and a moderate dosage can actually be beneficial to bone health. Additionally, other two compounds in Horny Goat Weed, Icaritin and Desmethylicaritin, may have effect on increasing estrogen in post-menopausal females instead of testosterone levels. Horny Goat Weed Extract acts as an aphrodisiac in both genders, and the gender-specific hormone increasing can be beneficial for both genders. [1]

Function? – Bone Health

  • There are vitro studies indicating that Icariin can act more effectively than Genistein on preventing osteoporosis since it is more osteogenic(bone-forming). Similar results have also been found in rats, though not in comparison with Genistein. Additionally, there is a study conducted in post-menopausal women with a combination of soy isoflavones (Genistein at 3mg and Daidzein at 15mg) with Icariin at 60mg/day for 2 years, and the results showed that their bone mineral density loss was greatly decreased.[1]



Additional information


– English Name: Horny Goat Weed Extract
– Latin Name: Epimedium brevicornu Maxim
– Active Ingredient: Icariin and icariins 10%-98%
– Appearance: Brown yellow powder
– Odor: Characteristic
– Solubility: Partly soluble in ethanol
– Sieve Analysis: 100mesh
– Loss on drying: ≤ 5%
– Total plate count: < 1000cfu/g
– Salmonella: Negative
– E. Coli: Negative
– Storage: Store in cool and dry place; Away from strong sunlight, heat and moisture
– Package: 25kg/drum, 2.5kg/bag, vacuum packing inside.