The pharmaceutical companies would have you believe that a cure for Erectile Dysfunction is recent with the discovery of Sidenafil (Viagra). However there have been effective natural cures for Erectile Dysfunction for thousands of years. In more recent years with the introduction of modern extraction techniques used when manufacturing today’s capsules and tablets the active ingredients are able to be taken up by the body more easily, making them even more effective.
The flip side of that is the side effects have become more pronounced.
There is some confusion when discussing natural cures for Erectile Dysfunction because there are two sets of herbs/plants.
One set increases hormone levels but do nothing to dilate blood vessels (Open up blood vessels – so curing Erectile Dysfunction ).
This is a nightmare for someone suffering with Erectile Dysfunction because it increases desire but does nothing to enable strong erections.
Here are the most effective plants in the two groups…
1. Plants That Increase Hormone Production
A plant found in the colder areas of North America and Asia. Only the root is used for medicinal purposes.
Very well known aphrodisiac that increases desire and energy levels.
A Himalayan flowering plant.
A legendary aphrodisiac in Asia.
An Asian parasitic plant that looks like a cross between a pine cone and a pineapple.
A well established sex tonic. It activates sex hormones in both sexes.
A Tibetan plant who’s name derives from the Greek Rhodon which means rose because of the rose like smell of the roots.
Only recently available outside Asia. Has been used as a sex tonic for thousands of years.
A flowering plant well known in Malaysia and Indonesia Increases testosterone levels. Used by body builders.
2. Natural Cures For Erectile Dysfunction
The following plants dilate blood vessels but usually only work completely successfully as a combination – not on their own.
Horny Goat Weed
Probably the best known natural cure for Erectile Dysfunction. Also known as Epimedii. It’s common name was as a result of goat herders noticing that goats eating the plant were stimulated into excessive copulation. Open’s up the blood vessels. It also stimulates the sensory nerves particularly in the genital region in both sexes. Can be successful with some people on it’s own.
Featured on the BBC’s Wild China. Known as the king of invigorants. Open’s up the blood vessels particularly to the groin. Huge black market trade for it in China. Its a fungus found at 4000 feet on the Tibetan plateau.
When bought in capsule form results can vary wildly because of different processing techniques.
This is Asian herb and is the dried rhizome of Curculigo orchioides.
Open’s up the blood vessels. Long history of treatment for Erectile Dysfunction.
An amino acid used to make nitric oxide in the body which dilates the blood vessels.
Can be effective in some people and is available in capsule form, however it has to be taken all day – around 8 capsules a day and is very slow to start to work – up to a week.
A tree found in Japan and China.
Can help as a natural cure for Erectile Dysfunction because it helps blood flow by thinning the blood.
However it is associated with a variety of side effects including heartburn, breathing problems and seizures.
This is the bark of the Yohimbe tree in Africa.
Again can be useful in some people in terms of an a natural cure for Erectile Dysfunction but unfortunately is associated with serious side effects including anxiety, fast and irregular heartbeats, and stomach cramps.