If you suffer from erectile dysfunction but are reluctant to go down the path of chemical solutions, there are a number of herbal aphrodisiacs that are clinically proven to help.
Ginseng For ED
Ginseng, or Panax ginseng, is an ancient Asian herb native to China and Korea. It has a long history of use as a health tonic. The root has a number of therapeutical uses, apart from being a well-known and scientifically proven aphrodisiac. The herb increases the release of nitric oxide, a compound that relaxes blood vessel walls to improve blood flow and reduce blood pressure. It is however only recommended for short-term use and can cause sleep disorders. If you’re a coffee drinker it will interact with caffeine. Likewise, it can react with alcohol in similar fashion, and also with some types of medications. It’s one you should seek medical advice about taking.
Maca For Ed From Peru
Maca is a root vegetable native to Peru and has many health benefits. It’s a good source of iodine (essential for thyroid function), iron, magnesium, and a number of amino acids. Black maca is also associated with reducing stress, a contributing cause for ED in a lot of men. However, despite its inclusion in many ED supplements, maca does not appear to directly improve erectile function so it’s possible most reported benefits in this regard are psychological ie a placebo effect. If you have a heart condition speak to your doctor before consuming maca because it has been linked with raised blood pressure in people with heart disorders.
Mondia And Mulondo Wine
White’s ginger or Mondia whitei, is common in Uganda where traditional plant-based medications are still used frequently. Mondia has been shown to have remarkably similar effects to Viagra. One way of consuming it is by drinking Mulondo Wine!
Yohimbine – A West African Erectile Dysfunction Solution
Yohimbine is an extract from the bark of a tree that grows in West Africa. It’s believed to significantly assist with penile blood flow, and boost adrenaline. There is some evidence to support this too. Notably, when yohimbine was combined with L-arginine, an amino acid involved in the expansion of blood vessels, the test subjects reported significantly improved erectile function. However, yohimbine’s side effects may not be worth the benefits – sweating, insomnia, hypertension, headaches, and agitation are amongst them. Yohimbine is more commonly used in the western world as a veterinary medication that reverses sedatives like Xylazine in animals.
A perennial favorite amongst erectile dysfunction herbs is the ancient Chinese aphrodisiac Ginkgo biloba. Tests have shown Ginkgo may be effective in managing ED rather than curing it. However, it’s also showing promise for treating a range of other health disorders because it significantly improves blood flow.
Other Herbs For ED
Epimedium or horny goat weed is another plant with some proven benefits for ED sufferers. Others often included in natural ED treatments include Tribulus terrestris, Crocus sativus, and Chlorophytum borivilianum. However, as with all alternative treatments, talk to your doctor before taking any of them because some of these plant compounds are pretty potent and may interfere with other medications you’re taking.