Geißgras (Horny Goat Weed)

Rote epimedium- oder kargenwurzelgrüne Zierpflanze mit rosa Blüten
Synonyme:
Epimedium
Kategorien: Medizinalpflanze
Epimedium (Wikipedia)

Epimedium
Elfenblume (Epimedium x versicolor).jpg
Epimedium × versicolor
Scientific classification e
Kingdom:Plantae
Clade:Tracheophytes
Clade:Angiosperms
Clade:Eudicots
Order:Ranunculales
Family:Berberidaceae
Genus:Epimedium
L.
Type species
Epimedium alpinum
Synonyms
Epimedium
Chinese淫羊藿
Literal meaning"lascivious goat huo"

Epimedium, also known as barrenwort, bishop's hat, fairy wings, horny goat weed, or yin yang huo (Chinese: 淫羊藿), is a genus of flowering plants in the family Berberidaceae. The majority of the species are endemic to China, with smaller numbers elsewhere in Asia, and a few in the Mediterranean region.

Epimedium species are deciduous or evergreen hardy perennials. The majority have four-parted "spider-like" flowers in spring.

The species used as a dietary supplement is Epimedium grandiflorum. It contains icariin, which is a weak PDE5 inhibitor in vitro. Its clinical effects are unknown.

Horny Goat Weed (Wiktionary)

English

Noun

horny goat weed (uncountable)

  1. An Asian herb, of the genus Epimedium, used in traditional Chinese medicine for erectile dysfunction

References

  • horny goat weed on Wikipedia.Wikipedia
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