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 togarnish food and some of them are also used for medicinal purposes. Some herbsare specially cultivated in certain areas to create herbal medicine and somepeople heavily rely on these herbs to treat common ailments such as common coldand cough.
This makes some people wonder if there are any herbs orplant-based medication which can be used for the treatment of erectiledysfunction.
And it turns out that there are a few herbs thathave shown promising properties for the treatment of erectile dysfunction, someof them are listed below.
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the few herbs that have been used fortheir medicinal properties for thousands of years. They have been used fortreating conditions such as anxiety, the inadequate flow of blood towards thebrain 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 erectiledysfunction in men.
But this herb lacks adequate scientific evidence that is muchneeded to prove its effectiveness to treat this sexual dysfunction and the factthat it causes many side-effects such as irritation of the mouth, nausea, upsetstomach and increases the risk of bleeding in many people discourages itsuse.
Ginseng is known by various names such as Red Ginseng and PanaxGinseng and many people have reported using it for treating erectiledysfunction.
This Korean herb is said to promote erection by aiding theproduction of nitric oxide in the body but there is little to no evidence toback up this fact.
People have reported that it is effective for treating erectiledysfunction although it causes insomnia, yet herbal practitioners oftenrecommend it for short term use only.
Horny Goat Weed
Horny Goat Weed is known by various interesting names across theworld such as Yin Yang Huo, Bishops Hat, Barrenwort, as well as others. TheEpimedium (As it is scientifically known) is a native to China and is hinted toaid sexual performance.
Unlike many other herbs that are claimed to treat sexualdysfunction in only men, Horny Goat Weed is said to aid female sexualdysfunctions as well.
This herb is said to be useful in treating erectile dysfunctionin men, and treating excessive pain during intercourse for women and increasinglibido for both men and women.
This herb may interact with other drugs or medication that youuse and have a negative impact on your heart's function so people who sufferfrom any heart disease are discouraged from trying this medication.
Despite these promising claims, there is no research to back theeffects of Epimedium on humans, but studies on rats have shown encouragingresults.
These herbs have shown encouraging results for the treatment oferectile dysfunction in men and they have also been used in the past before thescience-backed medications were available in the market.
Apart from herbs, there are also many plants, vegetables as wellas fruits which have been reported to be useful in promoting the sexual healthof men and treating erectile dysfunction. But while herbs offer selectiveaction 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 fromthis condition do not offer any selective actions towards the promotion oferections in men.
If you are planning to explore using these herbs for yourtreatment, we request you to consult your doctor first. Even if your doctorgives you a green signal, we recommend that you only take these herbs afterconsulting a licensed herbal practitioner so that he or she can guide you withcorrect dosage instructions and request your doctor to monitor your health toprevent and treat any side-effect or mishap that may occur.
We request you to make sure that you are not allergic to any ofthe herb before using it as a part of your treatment.
While the use of plant-based medicines for your treatment, itdoes not hurt to explore medicinal drugs whose effectiveness has been backed byextensive research and are a popular remedy for erectile dysfunction across thewhole world.
There are oral PDE5 drugs available in the form of tablets whichare very effective in treating erectile dysfunction temporarily such a Cenforce 100 and Fildena. If you think your conditiondemands a daily treatment, you may ask your doctor to prescribe Vidalista for you and if tablets aren'tyour first choice of treatment, you can have Kamagra Oral Jelly, which is flavored edible gelspecifically prepared for the treatment of this sexual dysfunction.
Science and the current medical facilities also offer long-termtreatments of erectile dysfunction such as penile transplants andsurgeries.