If you’re one of those 30 million Americans who are living with the inability to get and maintain an erection, you may want to do just about everything that can get your sex life back on track.
Even though there are several medications, including Viagra, are available for erectile dysfunction, many men want to try herbal remedies to regain their sexual function and avoid the side effects of medications at the same time.
Let’s talk about the 5 best herbal remedies used in the past for erectile dysfunction and where you can go for the best erectile dysfunction treatment in Phoenix.
Herbal Remedies for ED
Before talking about the herbal remedies for ED, it’s important to mention that the United States government does not monitor these herbs – and there is no consistency in the purity and strength of these herbs. So, you must talk to your urologist if you have been using or are planning to use any of these herbs.
Mankind has been using Ginkgo Biloba for thousands of years to treat various health conditions, including anxiety, dementia, and poor blood flow to the brain.
Columbia University has stated that ginkgo may effectively treat sexual dysfunction caused by drugs like selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors (SSRIs). Gingko can dilate blood vessels to promote blood flow to the penis and thereby treat erectile dysfunction.
#2 Red Ginseng
Ginseng, also known as red ginseng, is an herb often promoted due to its ability to treat erectile dysfunction. Although the exact mechanism of action by which ginseng reduces symptoms of erectile dysfunction is unknown, it is believed that ginseng either influences the hormones responsible for achieving erection or increases nitric oxide concentration to promote blood flow to the penis.
A 2008 study has also reported that ginseng was more effective at reducing ED symptoms than placebo.
Yohimbine is a herbal supplement that doctors used to recommend to treat ED much before the development of medications like Viagra. This herbal supplement triggers the release of hormones, such as epinephrine and norepinephrine, and blocks the effect of hormones, constricting the blood vessels of the penis.
Even though yohimbine is shown to enhance libido and sexual motivation, it’s not recommended by The American Urological Association due to its side effects, like hypertension, anxiety, and rapid heart rate.
#4 Horny Goat Weed
Horny goat weed or Epimedium is a Chinese herb that alters the level of a certain hormone in the body, improving sexual performance. Researchers have also documented that purified extract of Epimedium increased the blood flow in the rats who received it.
#5 Lepidium Meyenii (Maca)
Lepidium Meyenii, commonly known as maca or Peruvian bark, is a root vegetable that is rich in amino acids, iodine, iron, and magnesium. Maca, especially black maca, can reduce stress which can cause erectile dysfunction. Maca is also believed to increase sexual desire.
Erectile Dysfunction in Phoenix
Are you ready to reclaim your sexual life? Visit us here at Ironwood Urology. Our highly skilled and experienced urologist Dr. Desi Avila will get to the root of your erectile dysfunction and develop a treatment plan. Besides erectile dysfunction treatment, our urologist also offers treatment for prostate cancer, low testosterone, Peyronie’s disease, and more.