Epimedium – Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia

Epimedium, also known as barrenwort, bishop’s hat, fairy wings, horny goat weed, rowdy lamb herb, randy beef grass 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.[2]

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Horny Goat Weed extract supplement for libido, side effect

What is the right dosage and what are safety issues that you need to know, by Ray Sahelian, M.D. author of Natural Sex Boosters, a guide to safely and effectively using natural aphrodisiacs from around the world

December 18 2014

Horny goat weed is a pungent ornamental herb found in Asia and the Mediterranean. The Chinese call it Yin Yang Huo, which loosely means “licentious goat plant.” Legend has it that the name came from a herder who noticed his goats becoming more sexually active after eating the plant. Supplement companies have adopted the provocative name by which it is known in the U.S. Horny goat weed plant has the botanical name epimedium because it is similar to a plant found in the ancient Asian kingdom of Media, now a part of Iran. Epimedium is a genus of many related plant species and some are used for medicinal purposes, including E. sagittatum, E. brevicornum, and E. koreanum. Although it has a history of traditional use for disorders of the kidneys, joints, and liver, its principle use in the western world is as an aphrodisiac and to combat fatigue. It is appropriate for use by a woman and a man. Most sex herbs work in men and women.

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Acetaminophen Dosage for Adults | TYLENOL® Get Relief Responsibly®

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Today, there are more than 600 medicines that contain acetaminophen: TYLENOL®, NyQuil®, Percocet®, and Vicodin®, to name just a few. Many people don’t realize that taking more than one medicine with acetaminophen at the same time could harm their liver. That’s why it is important to always read and follow the label on the product you are taking and take ONLY 1 medicine at a time that contains acetaminophen.

Your safety is our top priority. To help you get responsible pain relief we’re providing dosing instructions for Regular Strength TYLENOL®, Extra Strength TYLENOL® and TYLENOL® Arthritis Pain.

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Consumer Updates > Don’t Double Up on Acetaminophen

You have flu symptoms, so you’ve been getting some relief for the past two days by taking a cough and flu medicine every few hours. Late in the day, you have a headache and you think about grabbing a couple of acetaminophen tablets to treat the pain.

Stop right there.

What you may not realize is that more than 600 medications, both prescription and over-the-counter (OTC), contain the active ingredient acetaminophen to help relieve pain and reduce fever. Taken carefully and correctly, these medicines can be safe and effective. But taking too much acetaminophen can lead to severe liver damage.

Acetaminophen is a common medication for relieving mild to moderate pain from headaches, muscle aches, menstrual periods, colds and sore throats, toothaches, backaches and to reduce fever. It is also used in combination medicines, which have more than one active ingredient to treat more than one symp

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FDA Limits Acetaminophen Doses Citing Potential Liver Damage

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Before reaching for a bottle of Tylenol, popping a DayQuil pill or downing a dose of Tylenol Cold and Flu this flu season, Americans should know these popular drugs and their generic counterparts may harm their liver.

Acetaminophen effectively lowers fever and relieves minor aches and pains without stomach discomfort and heart issues associated with ibuprofen and other non-steroidal anti-inflammatory drugs (NSAIDs). For years, Tylenol – and the drug’s manufacturer Johnson & Johnson – has claimed it is the pain reliever most recommended by doctors.

But, earlier this month, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) urged healthcare providers to stop prescribing combination drugs products that contain more than 325 mg of acetaminophen, the active ingredient in Tylenol and similar products, over concerns of liver damage.

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A pot belly in middle age triples your risk of Alzheimer’s | Daily Mail Online

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Wide boy: Top Gear’s Jeremy Clarkson shows his ample girth in Barbados this week

Doctors have discovered that developing a pot belly in middle age dramatically raises the risk of Alzheimer’s in later life.

Men and women with large stomachs in their 40s are three times more likely to suffer serious mental decline when they reached their 70s.

Specialists are not sure why expanding waistlines affect the brain, though fat packed around the abdomen is “metabolically active”, unlike fat on the hips.

It releases more of the acids that raise heart disease risk, along with factors that increase blood pressure and blood sugar.

Other research has already linked obesity to vascular diseases which play a role in dementia, partly through hardening of the arteries.

In the latest study, U.S. scientists measured levels of abdominal fat in 6,583 people aged 40 to 45 in California in the 1960s and 1970s.

After 36 years, 16 per cent of the volunteers had been diagnosed with dementia.

Those who had the highest amount of waistline fat in their 40s were almost three times more likely to have developed dementia than those with the lowest amount of fat.

The study published today in the medical journal Neurology does not detail the healthiest level of waist circumference.

But doctors recommend that men have a girth no bigger than 40 inches and women should be no more than 35 inches.

via A pot belly in middle age triples your risk of Alzheimer’s | Daily Mail Online.

Pot-bellied men at risk of going blind | GulfNews.com

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London: Piling on the fat in middle age could significantly raise a man’s risk of blindness later in life.

An expanding waistline puts men in danger of developing age-related macular degeneration (AMD), a leading cause of vision loss, researchers say.

Even small increases in waist size seem to raise the risk of AMD by up to 75 per cent. But women do not appear to be affected, thanks to the presence of female hormone oestrogen.

Abdominal fat releases oestrogen into the body and animal studies suggest the hormone can cause inflammation in blood vessels at the back of the eyes.

Women have higher levels of oestrogen all their lives and so seem less sensitive to its effects, the Daily Mail reports.

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