Sexual Health Herbs for Men

Many men in today's society are interested in enhancing their sex life through the use of natural herbs, which are used to activate sexual desire, promote erections, maintain the prostate and increase virility. Let's take a look at some of the most potent and time-tested herbs that have been used around the world to promote male sexual health.

  1. History

    • In Asian countries, herbs have been used for thousands of years to increase male sexual health. Ginseng in China, and Ashwagandha in India are two herbs that are considered to be beneficial for the sex life of men. In Africa, the herb Yohimbe has been used by various cultures as a powerful male sexual stimulant. In South America, Maca is considered a potent male sexual energy enhancer.

    Ginseng

    • According to a report published by the Department of Physiology, Southern Illinois University School of Medicine, ginseng has been shown to enhance copulation activity in laboratory animals and the authors recommend its use for erectile dysfunction. Ginseng is also used traditionally to enhance energy and both mental and physical stamina. Ginseng can be found in dried or fresh whole root form in Chinese herb shops and in many different packaged forms in most health-food stores.

    Ashwagandha

    • According to Dr. Ray Shelian's 2004 book "Natural Sex Boosters", ashwagandha increases blood circulation to the sexual organs. In The Indian traditional medicine system known as Ayurveda, ashwagandha is considered a top male sexual health herbal tonic. Ashwagandha is sold as a powder as well as in capsules and is often blended with other herbs as part of a male herbal sexual tonic formula.

    Yohimbe

    • Yohimbe is considered by many to be the most powerful herbal male sexual herb on the market. A double blind study published in the journal "Sexual and Relationship Therapy" in 1989 concluded that Yohimbe was associated with improved quality erections to a significant degree. Indeed, Yohimbe is so potent that it may cause a number of side effects related to increased blood pressure if used in excessive amounts, according to the Mayo Clinic. Although available in bulk, Yohimbe is mostly marketed in supplement form, with a standardized dosage listed on most packaged products.

    Maca

    • According to the book "Most Effective Natural Cures on Earth," by Johnny Bowden, 2008, Maca has been used for sexual enhancement since the Incan empire, and is also know as "Peruvian ginseng". Maca is sold in health-food stores and online usually in powdered form and can be added to smoothies, soups or even cereal.

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