5 Herbs that decrease sexual dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction has been one of the leading causes of impotence amongst men. The total number of individuals affected with the condition in question is growing at a very fast rate hence, the search for a better treatment option with little or no side effects.

The search for an effective cure of this pandemonium dates back to as far as the 1990s when natural products such as ground rhinoceros have been successfully used to increase sexual pleasure, libido, and potency.

These natural remedies when compared with the synthetic medication (Viagra) have lesser side effects thus making them a safer and cheaper source of medication for people batting with erectile dysfunction.

Some of the herbs that can be used to decrease the rate of sexual dysfunction are discussed below;

Panax ginseng

The use of this herb amongst the Korean and Chinese people dates to as far back as 2000 years ago. This herb was used as a tonic for health and longevity. This herb after extensive research was found to have effects on the following;

  • Duration of erection
  • Girth
  • Improved libido
  • Overall satisfaction
  • Penile rigidity


Maca is a herb from Peru which is believed to possess health benefits in terms of treating Erectile dysfunction. It has also been used as a source of magnesium, iron, iodine and amino acids. The use of Maca for the treatment of erectile dysfunction has been shown to improve the overall sexual performance in the test subjects.


This is a common herb found in West Africa where it has been used for over 170 years as a cure for sexually related diseases. This West African tree bark is believed to have some effects of erectile dysfunction such as

  • Prolonging erections
  • Increasing the level of sexual desires
  • Broadening the blood vessels to increase the general follow of blood to the penis.
  • Activation of the penile nerves


Also known and referred to as White’s ginger in Uganda, this plant root has been shown to exhibit some medicinal attributes on erectile dysfunction. It has been successfully used to increase libido, and to manage low sperm counts. Other studies conducted on the plant reveal that it can increase the following;

  • Human sperm motility
  • Erection time
  • Sexual desire
  • Testosterone levels

Ginkgo biloba

This is another herb from a Chinese tree which has been identified to increase the flow of blood to the penis. Research conducted on the Chinese plant also reveals that it can be used in the enhancement of memory, and improved erections.


Apart from those already listed, there are other herbs such asTribulus terrestris, saffron, or Crocus sativus, musli, or Chlorophytumborivilianumand horny goat weed, or epimedium which have been linked with the treatment of erectile dysfunction.

As a way of precaution, we advise that you always consult your doctor before trying out any of the aforementioned herbal treatments. This is because the efficacy of (some of) these herbs are still under speculations.

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