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.
Cnidium monnieri is most often used for
- Cnidii Fructus (Fruits of Cnidium)
- Bacopa Monneri
- Cnidium Officinale (both similar but different plants)
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