Herbal Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction

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There are herbal remedies for treating erectile dysfunction (ED) that have been effective for centuries.  Many men choose these natural remedies as opposed to potentially dangerous drugs and the side effects associated with those drugs.  There is no need to suffer from the stigma and embarrassment of erectile dysfunction that can be corrected using safe and effective herbal remedies.

Yohimbe

An herb that is derived from the bark of a West African tree, yohimbine or yohimbe has been used for centuries to treat sexual dysfunction.  This herb is not an aphrodisiac but it helps with both the psychological and physical issues that arise from the condition.  You should check with your doctor if you are being treated for a blood pressure condition and this herb should never be combined with Viagra due to possible effects on the blood pressure.  Some adverse effects that have been reported in a small portion of those who have used it are dizziness, nausea, nervousness, insomnia and increased blood pressure.  In some cases the user’s blood vessels can over react to the herb’s stimulant properties and experience long lasting but painful erections.

Ginkgo Biloba

Used for centuries by Chinese healers to treat male infertility and as a virility tonic this herbal remedy is often used for men who are dealing with side effects of depression and the antidepressants used to treat them.  Ginkgo Biloba is thought to help reverse the negative side effects particularly erectile dysfunction.

Ginkgo Biloba contains phytochemicals to help promote overall well-being while increasing stamina. It has the potential to interact with anti-clotting medications such as Coumadin or aspirin and when used in combination with Vitamin E, therefore it is always best to consult with your physician prior to using it.  Less side effects and reactions in general have been associated with Ginkgo Biloba than other more potent herbs which have made it quite popular as an herbal remedy for erectile dysfunction.

Ashwaghanda

Ashwaghanda which means “sweat of the stallion” is also known as winter cherry.  Sexual dysfunction may be due to imbalances in one of the doshas.  When this is the cause herbal teas or tonics are prescribed to provide balance. This herb works to pacify vata and kapha doshas to act as a nervine tonic, rejuvenator and aphrodisiac.  As indicated by the meaning of the name it is a truly powerful herbal remedy for those suffering with erectile dysfunction.

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