Herbal Treatments for Male Impotence

Most men suffering from impotence would like to avoid the use of expensive prescription medications with potentially serious side effects and the use of cumbersome and embarrassing sexual aids and devices. It's no surprise then that herbal treatments have grown immensely in popularity during the last several years. Here is a brief overview of the most relevant and potent herbal drugs that can be used to treat the symptoms of male impotence. As always, speak to your doctor before taking any herbal supplements. Herbal treatments can interfere with your other medications and this combination may cause serious side effects.

Herbalists recommend a special class of herbal treatments casually referred to as relaxing drugs. These are drugs that are prescribed to reduce or tame feelings of anxiety, depression, and tension. Many cases of male impotence can be attributed to stress and anxiety, so these so-called relaxing classes of herbs are thought to be of help for men suffering from impotence. Relaxing herbal drugs include valerian, wild oats, lavender, passionflower, and California poppy. If you choose to take any of these herbal treatments, find an herbal supplement manufactured by a reputable and well-known manufacturer, and follow the directions on the label.

Another class of herbal treatments recommended by herbalists and naturopathic doctors are aphrodisiacs. These are drugs that have historically been associated with arousing intense sexual interest and desire in men and women. Although there is no miracle herb, several herbs have been historically used to help build and sustain sexual energy. Probably the best-known aphrodisiac is ginseng. There are literally dozens of kinds of ginseng out there. For the best results, look for ginseng that is labeled as "red Chinese" ginseng or "red Korean." These types tend to be more potent than the commonly sold white, unprocessed kind of ginseng. There is some research to support that ginseng may be especially helpful in patients over 40 years of age who suffer from weak digestive systems. People who are not getting the right amount of proper nourishment and who have deficient immune systems may be more prone to suffering from a lack of sexual appetite or impotence. Ginseng may be able to help individuals in this situation. Also, ginseng has been shown to increase the levels of testosterone in the male body. This can also help restore a person's sexual appetite and ability to sustain an erection. Most herbalists recommend that ginseng be taken daily. It is often taken in combination with tea, especially ginger tea or powdered extract. Other popular aphrodisiac drugs include turmeric, Mira puama, ginger, chocolate, and damiana.
Other herbs that may be incorporated into an herbal program to combat male impotence may include herbs that stimulate the body's circulatory system. Herbs that help enhance the circulatory system include ginger, motherwort, prickly ash bark, and turmeric. Other herbs that may be helpful include ashwaganda, schisandra, and eleuthero. If you are interested in using an herbal remedy to treat your impotence, consider buying a comprehensive supplement that incorporates many of these herbs into one safe-to-use formula that is convenient and effective.

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