Last modified on May 26th, 2020
Alternative Treatment OptionsFrom the foregone, there is now growing interest in alternative medication for the cure and treatment of both of these male sexual dysfunctions. The use of herbal medicine in the treatment of both ED and PE has thus received a very big boost in recent times owing to growing realization of their effectiveness based on both historical records and some recent studies.Herbal medication and practice have been used for well over 5,000 years and have proven highly effective in the treatment of most male sexual dysfunction including erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. While most herbal practitioners over the centuries have focused more on the whole person, Western physicians look more at the disease itself. Herbs and foods are what have been used mostly for the treatment of most health problems.New therapies continue to show the usefulness of plants as a source of our pharmacopoeia. It is on record that only 90 plant species accounts for most of the plant derived drugs in common use by physicians, about 120 drugs in all. Three-fourths of this list was discovered by following up on traditional folk medicine claims.Basic to the use of herbs in alternative medicine is the belief that whole plant material is superior to synthesized or isolated chemicals derived from plant sources. The material may be flowers, bark, roots, or leaves, used singly or in combination, often taken in the form of teas, or ground and taken as tablets, or used in salves. These compounds are thought to produce fewer unintended or dangerous effects, and a “balanced” action as opposed to single drugs.Herbal supplements are reported to be very promising in the treatment of male sexual dysfunctions. Herbs are generally more effective, safe, work just as quickly, have fewer side effects, cheaper than their synthetic counterparts and usually require no prescription. As a matter of fact, four-fifths of all people, worldwide, still rely to a great extent on traditional medicines based on plants and their components and about 40 per cent of the United States population have made use of some kind herbal remedy.When it comes to the herbal treatment of erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation, there are many potent herbs which as a result of their history of effectiveness in the treatment of male sexual dysfunctions are now prepared commercially as herbal formulas in the form of teas, pills or capsules, gels, creams, lotions, and oils.The chief herbals plants used in the majority of these formulas because of their proven efficacy in treating male sexual dysfunction include the following:
Ginseng, American and Korean
MacaIt is a root-like vegetable found high up in the Andes Mountain range of South America. Rich in the amino acid arginine, which increases blood flow to the penis and histidine, which helps support orgasm and ejaculation; preliminary research has found it helpful. Maca is listed as an aphrodisiac in Traditional Chinese Medicine and is used to treat premature ejaculation, erectile dysfunction and frequent urination. According to the Universidad Peruana Cayetano Heredia, in Lima, Peru, the herb has been shown to increase testosterone levels, seminal volume and sperm count per ejaculation. It is also considered as an anti-aging herb and is known to improve vision.
Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium)
YohimbeYohimbe (Corynanthe yohimbe) is an herb derived from the bark of the yohimbe tree found primarily in the West African nations of Cameroon, Gabon, and Zaire. The yohimbine-rich bark of Yohimbe has been used for centuries to combat sexual dysfunctions and also an as an aphrodisiac. It is one of the most popular and effective sex stimulants for both men and women. Long term usage of Yohimbe can result in erections that are firmer, larger and longer lasting. It also encourages permanent gains in penis size. Most men will notice an effect within a half hour as it increases blood flow to the vessels of the penis.
Tribulus TerrestrisIt has a renowned reputation for moving energy to the genital area. The herb has been shown to increase blood flow into the corpus cavernosa portion of the penile chamber creating harder, stronger erections. It has been considered a central nervous system stimulant with aphrodisiacal properties used for sexual impotency, agitation, nervousness, premature ejaculation, and sexual weakness. One study conducted at National University in Singapore also indicated that Tribulus is helpful as a sex booster.
Cnidium seedsA variety of carrot unknown to most Americans, Cnidium monnieri is a leafy annual with flowers that grow in clusters. Described about 2,000 years ago in the Chinese herbal classic Shen Nong Ben Cao Jing, Cnidium is a popular remedy for low sex drive in Chinese medicine. Only the seeds and essential oil of Cnidium monnieri, which belongs to the Apiaceae family, are used as a drug. The seeds may also be taken internally to treat erectile dysfunction as well as infertility in both sexes. They help with the release of nitric oxide and also inhibit PDE-5. Thus enabling the attaining and maintaining of an erection and it also help to promote stronger blood circulation.Because this category of products can be marketed without FDA review or approval, standards for dosage and other manufacturing safeguards, or evidence of safety, it is therefore advisable to consult a physician who will be able to interpret claims made by the manufacturers of these products.A tip-off should be when the product’s claim is simply by enumerating each ingredient (like on a product label) without including their respective quantity. Others will boost the amount of Recommended Dietary Allowance (RDA) they include, and claim percentages that look impressive on paper, but mean little in actuality. However these are not rule of thumb, do your research or better still consult with your physician.However, depending upon the cause, curing any erectile dysfunction (ED) or premature ejaculation (PE) is better done though a combination of meditation, herbal pills and cream/gel for local application that makes a perfect set of remedy for male sexual dysfunctions. Also it is important to still discuss with your doctor any other ailment you might be having and the treatment you are using as some of these herbs could cause some undesirable (however few) side effects.
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