In males, sexual performance often carries a sense of identity and pride in the society. In daily life it will be very easy for men to confess that they have fever or even diarrhea, but not admitting to erectile dysfunction (ED) may hurt their ego. This condition is not as big as it seems and is often easily treatable. Since ED is frequently self-diagnosed, many men prefer to start by trying out natural options. Here are the most effective natural remedies for erectile dysfunction.
Therapy by a trained professional can help improve performance if stress and anxiety are your contributing symptoms.
This ancient technique involves painless insertion of a thin metal needle at specific points in the body. This releases tension and stimulates positive energy flow.
Ottoman sultans used this herb to boost potency. Ginseng energizes the body and prevents fatigue and over-anxiousness. This also acts like an aphrodisiac by increasing testosterone and enhancing sexual responses.
This tonic herb balances the body system. It energizes and relaxes the mind when stressed by increasing blood circulation. Gingko’s circulation enhancer called terpene lactone brings the levels of dopamine, adrenaline, and other neurotransmitters up thereby improving pleasure, arousal, and alertness.
This is the only herb approved by USFDA. Also dubbed as ‘herbal viagra’, it originates from an evergreen tree native to Congo, Cameroon, and Gabon. Yohimbe is the first plant-based drug that is used for treating impotence.
Horny goat weed (epimedium extract)
This herb, also called ‘yin yang huo’, is frequently used in the treatment of ED. Research has shown that it restores the low levels of both testosterone and thyroid hormone effective for improving sexual libido.
Some studies suggest that high doses of arginine (amino acid found in proteins of all life forms) treat ED by increasing blood flow to the penis.
This is an over-the-counter supplement that reinstates the body’s testosterone and estrogen levels. DHEA is a natural hormone produced by the body’s adrenal glands.
Food and diet changes
Excess weight and poor health are the most contributing factors leading to impotency. It comes as no surprise that most people first make changes to their diet to recover from ED. Certain foods such as pomegranate juice, dark chocolate (for releasing stress), pistachios, oyster meat, watermelon, leafy vegetables, tomatoes, and pink grapefruit help recover from ED.
To treat ED it is important to change certain lifestyle habits. It’s time to ditch the cigarettes and reduce alcohol consumption. Working out for an hour everyday and including kegel movements and meditation is a useful measure to treat ED as well. Additionally, adhering to a set sleep pattern is also one of the natural remedies for erectile dysfunction.