Yinyanghuo, commonly known as Herb of Epimedium and Grass For Goat's Sexual Drive, is a notable herb in traditional Chinese medicine. Belonging to the Berberidaceae family, this herb is known for its various applications in general wellness.
Scientific and Pharmaceutical Names
The herb is scientifically recognized as Epimedium brevicornum Maxim., Epmedium koreanum Nakai, and Epimedium sagittarum Maxim. In pharmaceutical terms, it is referred to as Herba Epimedii.
Usage and Dosage
The primary part used of Yinyanghuo is the stalk leaves or the whole plant. A typical dosage ranges from 4 to 15g, featuring a pungent flavor and classified under herbs to correct deficiencies.
Yinyanghuo is traditionally used to address various conditions. It is believed to strengthen tendons and bones and is associated with the liver and kidneys meridians. Its primary actions include toning up life door and enhancing wellness.
It is often indicated for conditions like general weakness, muscle and joint discomfort, and blood pressure management.
Research suggests that Yinyanghuo might have an impact on blood pressure management and wellness hormone production. The leaves are noted to be more effective than the stalks in certain applications. When combined with huangbai (yellow bark), it may be particularly beneficial for blood pressure management during menopause.