Are Herbs Useful in the Treatment of Erectile Dysfunction

Herbs have been an essential part of our diet for many years; they add subtle flavors and aroma to food. Sometimes they are only used to garnish food and some of them are also used for medicinal purposes. Some herbs are specially cultivated in certain areas to create herbal medicine and some people heavily rely on these herbs to treat common ailments such as common cold and cough. 

This makes some people wonder if there are any herbs or plant-based medication which can be used for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. 

And it turns out that there are a few herbs that have shown promising properties for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, some of them are listed below. 

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is one of the few herbs that have been used for their medicinal properties for thousands of years. They have been used for treating conditions such as anxiety, the inadequate flow of blood towards the brain as well as dementia.

As Ginkgo Biloba is said to promote proper blood circulation, many people feel that it may prove effective in the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men. 

But this herb lacks adequate scientific evidence that is much needed to prove its effectiveness to treat this sexual dysfunction and the fact that it causes many side-effects such as irritation of the mouth, nausea, upset stomach and increases the risk of bleeding in many people discourages its use. 

Ginseng

Ginseng is known by various names such as Red Ginseng and Panax Ginseng and many people have reported using it for treating erectile dysfunction. 

This Korean herb is said to promote erection by aiding the production of nitric oxide in the body but there is little to no evidence to back up this fact. 

People have reported that it is effective for treating erectile dysfunction although it causes insomnia, yet herbal practitioners often recommend it for short term use only. 

Horny Goat Weed 

Horny Goat Weed is known by various interesting names across the world such as Yin Yang Huo, Bishops Hat, Barrenwort, as well as others. The Epimedium (As it is scientifically known) is a native to China and is hinted to aid sexual performance. 

Unlike many other herbs that are claimed to treat sexual dysfunction in only men, Horny Goat Weed is said to aid female sexual dysfunctions as well. 

This herb is said to be useful in treating erectile dysfunction in men, and treating excessive pain during intercourse for women and increasing libido for both men and women. 

This herb may interact with other drugs or medication that you use and have a negative impact on your heart’s function so people who suffer from any heart disease are discouraged from trying this medication. 

Despite these promising claims, there is no research to back the effects of Epimedium on humans, but studies on rats have shown encouraging results. 

These herbs have shown encouraging results for the treatment of erectile dysfunction in men and they have also been used in the past before the science-backed medications were available in the market.

Apart from herbs, there are also many plants, vegetables as well as fruits which have been reported to be useful in promoting the sexual health of men and treating erectile dysfunction. But while herbs offer selective action for the treatment of this sexual dysfunction, the food such as spinach, and watermelons which are said to be beneficial to men who are suffering from this condition do not offer any selective actions towards the promotion of erections in men. 

If you are planning to explore using these herbs for your treatment, we request you to consult your doctor first. Even if your doctor gives you a green signal, we recommend that you only take these herbs after consulting a licensed herbal practitioner so that he or she can guide you with correct dosage instructions and request your doctor to monitor your health to prevent and treat any side-effect or mishap that may occur. 

We request you to make sure that you are not allergic to any of the herb before using it as a part of your treatment. 

While the use of plant-based medicines for your treatment, it does not hurt to explore medicinal drugs whose effectiveness has been backed by extensive research and are a popular remedy for erectile dysfunction across the whole world. 

There are oral PDE5 drugs available in the form of tablets which are very effective in treating erectile dysfunction temporarily such a Cenforce 100 and Fildena 100. If you think your condition demands a daily treatment, you may ask your doctor to prescribe Vidalista for you and if tablets aren’t your first choice of treatment, you can have Kamagra Oral Jelly, which is flavored edible gel specifically prepared for the treatment of this sexual dysfunction. 

Science and the current medical facilities also offer long-term treatments of erectile dysfunction such as penile transplants and surgeries.