The efficacy and function of epimedium and its clinical application

- Oct 24, 2018-

Effects on sexual function Epimedium enhances the secretory function of the endocrine system such as the hypothalamic-pituitary-gonadal axis, the adrenal axis, and the thymus axis. Epimedium extract 1ml/100g body weight is used in female rats. After 5 days, it can increase the responsiveness of pituitary to corpus luteum releasing hormone and ovarian luteinizing hormone; obviously increase the anterior pituitary, ovary and uterus of normal rats. weight.

Epimedium has a prophylactic effect. This effect is caused by the semen secretion, which is filled with the seminal vesicle, which stimulates the sensory nerve and indirectly excites sexual desire.

Epimedium extract has the effect of promoting the secretion of semen in dogs. The leaves and roots have the strongest effect, followed by the fruit, and the stem is the weakest. The method of increasing the weight of the prostate, seminal vesicle and levator ani muscle (mouse) proves kinky The extract of Aquilaria sinensis has an androgenic effect, which is weaker than Cnidium, but stronger than Hippocampus and sputum, and its extract is 20mg ~ 40mg, its efficacy is equivalent to 7.5μg testosterone.


Epimedium processed products also have obvious functions of improving sexual function and increasing plasma testosterone content. The intensity of the effect is not significantly different from that of intramuscular testosterone, and it promotes the proliferation and secretion of testicular tissue. Some compound preparations of Epimedium have similar effects.

Epimedium can also increase the 17-ketone content in the urine of rats, suggesting that it may have an effect on improving adrenal function. After taking epimedium in patients with chronic bronchitis, the average 24-hour urinary excretion of 17-ketosteroids increased significantly, even exceeding normal levels. The 24-hour excretion of urinary 17-hydroxycorticosteroids did not improve significantly after treatment, suggesting that Epimedium has a hormone-like effect.