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Cnidium monnieri

A pro-erectile herb from traditional chinese medicine, Cnidium monnieri and its main bioactive known as osthole appear to have mechanisms similar to Viagra in penile tissue and the hippocampus; the influence of cnidium monnieri on testosterone and cognition remains unexplored.

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How to Take

Recommended dosage, active amounts, other details

Since there is no information on Osthole consumption in isolation, the best lead currently is the dose of Cnidium fruits or seeds used in Traditional Medicine; which is 6-15g of either fruit or seed

Things to Note

Primary Function:

Also Known As

Shechuangzi, Osthole, Jashoshi, Cnidii Fructus (Fruits of Cnidium)

Do Not Confuse With

Bacopa Monneri, Cnidium Officinale (both similar but different plants)

  • Osthole, the main bioactive of Cnidium Monnieri, is not water soluble; ethanolic extracts of Cnidii Fructus or at least taking this compound with food is advised

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