Cnidium monnieri, sometimes called snowparsely, is a flowering plant whose constituents are sometimes found in male enhancement supplements. It is considered to be a “pro-erectile” herb and may affect the penile tissue in a way similar to Viagra. In Chinese medicine it is dubbed the “herbal Viagra“.
Proven Effects of Cnidium
In this study, an extract was taken from the Cnidium plant called osthole. The results suggest that osthole affects the corpus cavernosum (erectile tissue) by releasing nitric oxide which induces “relaxation” and promotes better blood flow, leading to a firmer erection.
The data suggested that osthole possesses a relaxant effect on rabbit corpus cavernosal tissues which is attributable to the release of NO from sinusoidal endothelium and to the potentiation of the cGMP and/or cAMP signal mediating relaxation of cavernosal smooth muscle by inhibiting phosphodiesterase.
Another study further demonstrated this effect. Low doses of osthol were effective at increasing NO levels. However, the latter study also highlights another important finding. At high doses, testosterone, luteinizing hormone, and follicle stimulating hormone were all significantly elevated.
Osthol could increase androgen, gonadotropin and nitric oxide synthase (NOS) activity. It suggested that osthol had androgen-like effect and gonadotropin-like effect.
Luteinizing hormone (LH) and follicle-stimulating hormone (FSH) work synergistically in the body. These hormones are essential for reproduction function and together helps to regulate growth and development. Deficiencies can lead to hypogonadism which may greatly diminish sex drive. The presence of these hormones also promote testosterone production by stimulating Leydig cell production. Testosterone is necessary for phallic enlargement.
How Cnidum Can Enhance Penis Growth
Although there are some sources that suggest “no clinical evidence” supports the effectiveness of cnidium monnieri as an erectile dysfunction treatment, we have cited 2 well defined studies supporting the claims.
There is little question that even small doses of the extract can increase NO levels, promoting a higher erection quality and more blood flow. Better circulation can optimize a PE program by allowing more tissue expansion and by bringing in more nutrients used for growth and repair.
The added benefits of increased testosterone and hormones are another perk, although this requirea ‘high’ doses of the supplement. While there are probably better alternatives for increasing HGH and testosterone, it’s still a good case for having cnidium monierri as part of your PE nutritional plan.
Do We Recommend Taking Cnidium Monnieri?
If your preferred male enhancement supplement contains cnidium monnieri, that’s great. Keep using it and seek additional supplementation for whatever ingredients it lacks. If your supplement does NOT have cnidium, then it would be recommended to seek additional supplementation, but only if it doesn’t break the bank. This ingredient is not considered an essential PE component in the PE nutritional plan.