A Few Alternative Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction

Impotence or erectile dysfunction (ED) affects about 30 million males throughout the world. If this problem occurs only occasionally, it is not a cause for concern; however, if the instances are frequent, then it can affect your relationship, and also your self-confidence. It is thus wise to treat the problem as soon as possible.

Though there are various medications that can help treat ED, you might want to consider trying the below-mentioned herbs. They are natural and usually don’t have side effects (although potentially might have ones).Erectile-dysfunction-Herbs However, keep in mind that none of these nature remedies has been approved by the FDA so far because they haven’t been studied properly yet. So nobody can guarantee that they are 100% safe.

Horny Goat Weed

Horny Goat is a Chinese herbal remedy for ED that has been used since ancient times. It can also help those suffering from low sex drive, and symptoms like pain and fatigue.

An erection happens when sexual stimulation triggers releasing of nitric oxide in your body. Thereafter, the penile muscles relax, which helps the blood move in the vessels, thus resulting in an erection. What inhibits an erection is phosphodiesterase type 5, yet another chemical. Owing to this, the nitric oxide effect is lost. Horny Goat Weed is believed to have the ability to suppress the phosphodiesterase type 5 effect, and thus you can enjoy a firmer erection for a longer duration.

Note: The result of this herb is only backed up by few lab studies. Medical experts are still not sure about those positive effects it allegedly has on men. Besides, there is information (unconfirmed though) that the herb can cause hypotension and blood thinning in some cases.


This is yet another cure for erectile dysfunction. Gingko is said to help improve blood circulation. So it treats impotence by improving the blood flow to the penis, thus helping an erection to last long enough for you to enjoy full sexual intercourse.

Note: In a study performed on 30 men, Gingko showed some results in most of them, but not everyone enjoyed the same benefits. This herb may increase the risk of bleeding in some individuals.


This herb has shown the most promising results in treating erectile dysfunction, and almost everyone who tried this has experienced tangible results. The Korean red ginseng particularly has been used in various studies and has showed some positive results. Traditionally, this herb has been used to improve male sexual function for centuries.

Note: A study was conducted by medical experts in which 45 men were given ginseng. 32 of them experienced a better erection, and the symptoms of ED reduced. The experts believe this herb works by improving the action of nitric oxide. This herb is considered safe, yet you must have it with caution since no reliable research has been conducted to find out possible side effects of the herb.