Sexual disorders can affect everyone, both men and women, at any age. Regardless of your race, you can suffer from the condition certain times in life. But erectile dysfunction, commonly called ED, mentioned in this article refers to repeated inability for a man to get an erection or maintain it properly to have sex with a woman. It should not be confused with the isolated or occasional erection problems, which, although often experienced inconveniently and embarrassingly, are normal, and required no ED treatment.
Conventional treatment for ED can help, but often for some times, and can cause long term side effects which can be serious and even fatal. In fact, certain erectile dysfunction medications, such as Viagra, can lead to fetal heart attacks. The safest option remains to use an alternative Ed treatment. Here are some remedies that can help a man suffering from this troubling condition:
Watermelon – According to many researches, watermelon, although a fruit, may have similarproperties to the erectile dysfunction pill Viagra but without side effects. The skin and flesh of the watermelon in fact contain citrulline, an amino acid that enables better dilation of blood vesselswhich helps to fight against impotence. Regular consumption of this fruit also helps people withangina, high blood pressure and other cardiovascular problems, as well as weakened immune system. This makes water melon an ideal approach to fight erectile dysfunction and heart disease.
Ginseng (Panax ginseng) – This herb is considered by most as the top of natural erectile dysfunction treatment. In fact, many medicinal preparations from traditional Chinese medicine for the treatment of various ED problems contain ginseng. Red ginseng may be useful in cases of erectile dysfunction caused by cancer, cardiovascular disease, and others. It works on both the central nervous system and on the gonadal tissue (similarly to Viagra®).
Cordyceps (Cordyceps sinensis) – this herb is a rare combination of a caterpillar and a fungus which traditional Chinese healers used for almost all diseases either as a single drug or combined with other herbs. Cordyceps is a good ED treatment after prostate surgery or erectile dysfunction caused by cancer. It promotes sexual vigor in both men and women. A few double-blind placebo studies conducted in China suggest that cordyceps, at 3 g per day, can improve sexual function. Cordyceps can be used to naturally treat erectile dysfunction caused by stress, kidney problems…
Damiana (Turnera aphrodisiacaor Turnera diffusa) – this small shrub is native to Mexico, South America and the Caribbean. It is recorded that its leaves were used for the preparation of many aphrodisiac drinks in indigenous Mexico. Modern scientists have reported benefits of damiana as an alternative ED treatment after a small study conducted on 25 men with mild erectile dysfunction using a preparation (called ArginMax®) containing ginseng, ginkgo, damiana, arginine, multivitamins and minerals. Damiana is ideal for erectile dysfunction caused by depression.
Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium grandiflorum) – The aerial parts of horny goat weed are known in Chinese medicine as Yin Yang Huo. After Maca, It is the most common natural treatment for erectile dysfunction on the internet, for both female and male. However, no human study has been conducted to confirm or refute the beneficial effects of this plant. Horny Goat can be very good in the treatment of erectile dysfunction caused by high blood pressure.
Maca Powder (Lepidium meyenii) – This perennial vegetable related to radish family and most commonly sold in powder form. It has a good reputation as an aphrodisiac in traditional Peruvian medicine, and has the name “Peruvian ginseng”, given it grows only in certain Andean highlands. Consumers also claim Maca Powder boosts their energy levels. Some clinical trials have been conducted with extracts of maca but they are too limited to confirm all these claims.
Aframomum Melegueta(Alligator Pepper, Grains of Paradise)– This shrub is native to equatorial Africa. It has a solid reputation as a stimulant sexual booster. It is not common in Unites States, but in Africa it is considered as a potent aphrodisiac. Alligator Pepper belongs to the botanical family ginger but it is flavored and stronger. It is one of the main ingredients in the famous drink Pastis. Aframomum melegueta is commonly used in the treatment of erectile dysfunction caused by diabetes, poor diet, and others.
Muira Puama (Liriossma ovata) – This is an Amazonian plant commonly used as used as a nerve tonic. Its bark and roots are used to treat impotence and frigidity. The validity of this practice has never been confirmed by clinical trials whose results were published in a scientific journal. Muira puama is one of the ingredients of a traditional Brazilian tonic called Cuatama. As erectile dysfunction treatment, muira puama can be used alone or in combination with other aphrodisiac herbs.
RhodiolaRosea (Roseroot) – This plant has a variety of other names: golden root, rose root, western roseroot, Aaron’s rod, Arctic root, king’s crown, lignum rhodium, orpin rose. It is considered as an adaptogen, making it an ideal treatment for ED caused stress. Rhodiola is also a good choice forerectile dysfunction caused by cancer, depression, and diabetes. In addition tosexual vigor, it is believed that roseroot increases physical endurance, longevity, memory and cognition. One trial, with no placebo group, was led Russia with 35 men suffering from erectile dysfunction. The results were positive, 23 participants saw their sex life improved.
Tribulus Terrestris – Tribulus extract is listed as an ingredient in many erectile dysfunction treatment products sold on the market. In addition to sexual dysfunction in both men and women, the fruits of Tribulus also used to treat infertility. However, studies conducted so far have not yielded convincing results, although a great majority of consumers claim to see a positive difference in their sexual life.
Yohimbe (yohimbe Pausinystalia) – this plant is one of the ancient alternative therapies for erectile dysfunction. Before the appearance of sildenafil (Viagra) in the market, yohimbine hydrochloride, a standardized extract of yohimbe bark, was commonly prescribed to men suffering from ED. In Central and West Africa, yohimbe bark is still used as an aphrodisiac. The plant works by increasing the blood supply to the genitals and stimulate the nerves that supply blood to the genital tissues.
In addition to plants, certain supplements of amino acids, hormone and minerals can be helpful. Some of them include Arginine, zinc, and DHEA. Taking raw unfiltered honey along with raw pistachio regularly is also a great erectile dysfunction treatment for men who want to go naturally.