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How much horny goat weed (epimedium) should I take?

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Horny goat weed is an unproven treatment. There is no established dose. Some studies have examined the use of between 6 grams and 15 grams a day.

SOURCES:

Agli, M. , 2008. Journal of Natural Products

Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: “About Herbs: Epimedium.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: “Epimedium.” 

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Horny Goat Weed.”

News release, . Journal of Natural Products

U.S.Library of Medicine: "Honey Goat Weed."

Cho, J.-H., Jung, J.-Y., Lee, B.-J., Lee, K., Park, J.-W., and Bu, Y.   : A Promising Herbal Medicine for Neuroplasticity. 2017 Epimedii Herba

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 12, 2017

SOURCES:

Agli, M. , 2008. Journal of Natural Products

Longe, J., ed. , second edition, 2004. The Gale Encyclopedia of Alternative Medicine

Memorial Sloan-Kettering Cancer Center web site: “About Herbs: Epimedium.”

Natural Medicines Comprehensive Database web site: “Epimedium.” 

Natural Standard Patient Monograph: “Horny Goat Weed.”

News release, . Journal of Natural Products

U.S.Library of Medicine: "Honey Goat Weed."

Cho, J.-H., Jung, J.-Y., Lee, B.-J., Lee, K., Park, J.-W., and Bu, Y.   : A Promising Herbal Medicine for Neuroplasticity. 2017 Epimedii Herba

Reviewed by Carmen Patrick Mohan on May 12, 2017

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