The benefits and side effects of Bindii

Are you familiar with the Bindii plant? If you search for a natural substance to increase libido on the internet, this plant is probably one of the options you will find. This plant appears to increase testosterone production and libido. Bindii fruit, leaves and roots are used in Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) for treating diseases and concerns such as decreased libido. This article discusses the benefits and side effects of Bindii. Stay with us.

  1. Improve sexual health

A study found that women with decreased sex drive before menopause increased their sex drive, arousal, orgasm, and satisfaction from sex by taking supplements containing Bindii. Since only 40 participants participated in this study, more research is needed to better understand Bindii’s health benefits.

Bindii was also tested on men suffering from erectile dysfunction (ED) and low libido. They reported better sexual performance, relationship satisfaction, libido, and orgasm compared to those who only took a placebo.

Despite these promising results, clinical trials evaluating the herb’s role in male sexual health have produced conflicting results.

  1. Improve sports performance

This plant is popular among athletes because it stimulates testosterone production. Exercise that is intense and long-term suppresses testosterone production, which negatively affects athletic performance. Supplements containing Bindii can boost testosterone production and prevent this negative effect.

A 2021 clinical study found that Bindii supplementation did not improve athletic performance or body composition. According to the authors of this article, more research is needed to verify the benefits of Bindii supplements for athletes.

The Journal of Sports Science and Health published a study in 2017 that examined a group of trained boxers. In this study, milk thistle supplements did not increase muscle mass or testosterone levels. Despite this, these people had less muscle damage.

  1. There is a decrease in blood pressure

Blood vessels were relaxed by Bindii in animal experiments, lowering blood pressure. Humans are not known to benefit from this herbal supplement.

  1. Treatment for kidney stones

Kidney stones are often accompanied by abdominal pain. Traditional Chinese medicine uses this plant to treat kidney stones. This plant reduces kidney stone risk by increasing urine. For treating kidney stones, Bindii has only been studied in animals.

Side effects of Bindii

Most of the research on this plant’s possible side effects has been conducted on animals. Taking large amounts of the herbal supplement Bindii damaged the heart, liver, and kidneys.

If you are healthy and not pregnant or breastfeeding, you can probably consume milk thistle tea or tea for a short period of time. Side effects associated with high consumption of this plant include:

Sleep disorders;

Uncomfortable stomach;

Period of irregularity.

Animal studies indicate that its high consumption causes growth problems in fetuses. If you are pregnant or breastfeeding, do not use it

In addition, this plant may cause prostate problems if consumed.

In two days, a young man consumed a large amount of milk thistle to prevent kidney stones and suffered acute liver and kidney damage. Although Bindii sweat has many benefits, it should be used with caution.

Athletes may encounter harmful substances, such as anabolic androgenic steroids, in supplements containing Bindii.

Drug-food interactions

Some medications interact with this herb, but not foods, herbs, or supplements. Bindii should not be taken by people who take blood pressure or heart medications. Among these drugs are:

Beta-oxidation inhibitors;

Inhibitors of ACE;

If you are taking diabetes medication and take Bindii, your blood sugar can reach dangerous levels.

You should not take anything without consulting your doctor, even if it is natural. Afterwards, the doctor can check for possible side effects or interactions between medications, foods, or herbs.

There are three types of Bindii supplements: capsules, powder, and tea. All parts of the plant are used in traditional medicine. Supplements available online or in local stores may contain extracts from fruit, leaves, roots, or a combination of these.

There is no standard amount or toxicity level for this herbal supplement. Read the product label to learn how much and how to prepare it.

Questions and answers

How much Bindii should I take for bodybuilding?

 There is no specific value associated with it. It has been studied at doses ranging from 770 mg to 1,250 mg per day for muscle building. Consult your doctor for dosage information.

What is the nutritional value of Bindii leaves?

According to the Department of Applied Sciences at Osman University in Nigeria, 100 grams of leaves of this plant contain 292 calories, of which 55% are carbohydrates, 21% are protein, and 5% are fat.

Can I breed Bindii myself?

Horsetail grows rapidly. In warm weather, this plant grows best in moist to dry soil. As this plant is sensitive to cold, shade is not suitable. Semitropical and desert climates are the best places to grow it. You may be able to grow it at home with these interpretations.

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