The Chinese call it Yin Yang Huo, which loosely means "licentious goat plant." Researchers in Italy report that this ancient Chinese herbal remedy commonly known as “horny goat weed” or Epimedium sagittatum shows potential to treat erectile dysfunction (ED). The study provides additional scientific evidence supporting the herb’s well-known use as a natural aphrodisiac, Several prescription drugs are available for treating ED, or male impotence. ED affects an estimated 18 million men in the United States alone.
Research conducted at the Medical College of Georgia has found that Curcumin, a very important compound that occurs in the curry spice Turmeric, reduces the size of hemorrhagic stroke in animals. Curcumin has shown promise as a protective agent against Alzheimer's disease, diabetes and some cancers, as well as other conditions such as inflammatory bowel disease. The latest research adds yet another possibility to the benefits of this remarkable plant compound.