5 Herbs That Treat Erectile Dysfunction & Boost Erections Naturally

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a problem that can face men regardless of background, age, or societal standing. However, a study by the American Academy of Family Physicians has shown that it is most likely to affect those men older than 75.

Today advances in medical treatment have meant that men of any age who are suffering from ED (defined as ‘a man’s ability to achieve or maintain an erection suitable for sex’) have increased access to a greater variety of treatments that can reduce the symptoms of the condition.

However, increased numbers of people are today reluctant to take medication that may result in physical addiction – or may cause unpleasant side effects. However, for those in search of a natural treatment for ED the good news are that there are a number of herbs that have shown potential in treating the condition.

Here are some examples of herbs that are reputed to treat Ed, with many the subject of ongoing research.

1. Horny goat weed (epimedium)

This herb of Chinese origin is reported to help treat the causes of erectile dysfunction. Although the exact mechanism behind the effectiveness of this herb is not well understood it is theorized that it may increase the secretion of certain naturally occurring hormones in the human body that are responsible for normal sexual performance.

2. Ginkgo Biloba

The usage of this potent ED herb began several thousands of years ago. It is sued to treat a variety of health issues, including anxiety, dementia, and sub-optimal blood supply to the brain. It is believed that this Erectile Dysfunction Tea helps to treat ED by increasing blood flow to the sexual organs. A Columbia University study indicated that Ginkgo Biloba might be useful in those suffering from erectile dysfunction due to the use of serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs) that are prescribed to treat depression.

3. Red Ginseng

Korean herbal practitioners often promote the use of Red Ginseng for the treatment of ED. Currently, researchers are unsure of how Red Ginseng acts to reduce the effects of erectile dysfunction. However, it is theorized that the herb elevates the secretion of hormones responsible for erection or increases blood flow by elevating nitric oxide levels in the blood. A 2008 study published in the British Journal of Clinical Pharmacology revealed that Red Ginseng was more effective than a placebo in treating the effects of ED.

4. Yohimbine

Yohimbine is available as a supplement produced from the bark of an African tree. It was often prescribed by doctors to treat ED in the pre-viagra era. Yohimbine promotes the secretion of the hormones epinephrine and norepinephrine which can block the efficiency of other chemicals in the human body that may be responsible for the constriction of the blood vessels in the penis.

5. Maca

There are three types of Maca that are harvested in Peru and used to treat a variety of physical ailments. These are Yellow rare Maca, Red erratic Maca, and Black scarce Maca. The Black Maca is commonly used to cure cases of acute and chronic erectile dysfunction. This herb is reputed to reduce stress levels, which when elevated can adversely affect sexual performance. It is also reputed to improve sex drive. A number of studies using a small number of test subjects seem to show improved libido when compared to a placebo.

For those in search of a natural way to treat ED, these herbs may be effectively taken alone or mixed as a supplement. However, those considering either the herbs or supplements are (as per usual) strongly encouraged to consult their chosen medical practitioner before consumption.

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