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Natural treatments and effective home remedies for erectile dysfunction

Erectile dysfunction is the inability to keep an erection or to get an erection. This inability could be a problem if you want to have sex. If you have erectile dysfunction from time to time, you should not be worried. This will not be a problem in your future sexual life. But, if the erectile dysfunction is continuing all the time and you see problems in your own body-like, like stress, changing your self-confidence, and changing your ability to talk with your partner, then you should be worried. This could be serious erectile dysfunction.

Also, if you have erectile dysfunction, this could mean that you have underlying health conditions. To keep your health safe, you should visit your doctor and talk with him about your problems. Even if you are feeling embarrassed, you must visit your doctor. Sometimes, your doctor will find that the reason for your erectile dysfunction is an underlying problem. Treating this underlying problem will improve your health, and you will not see in the future problems with your penis.

Everyone knows that there are medicines and home remedies. Natural remedies have more power in themselves which can help you against erectile dysfunction. We give you here some natural remedies for erectile dysfunction.

11 Erectile Dysfunction Home Remedy and Natural cures

Horny Goat Weed

Horny goat weed is also known by its name Epimedium. This plant has a long history in traditional Chinese medicine. Powders, tears, and pills are made from an extract of this plant. This plant has this name after a Chinese goat herder who had noticed that his goats had increased sexual activity after they ate this plant. Horny goat weed and similar herbs have been used in treatments for erectile dysfunction for years. Studies of some animals which have eaten the horny goat weed have shown that they had increased erections. [1,2]

erectile dysfunction, asthma treatmentPomegranate juice

Drinking pomegranate juice when you have erectile dysfunction has shown in many cases that there are numerous health benefits. Some of these benefits are it is improving erectile dysfunction, reducing the risk of heart disease, and reducing the risk of high blood pressure. This plant is an antioxidant. The myth about antioxidants began when it was proven that antioxidants in berries help nitric oxide last longer in the bloodstream. There is no sure proof that drinking antioxidants can improve your erectile dysfunction 100%, but many people believe drinking pomegranate juice helped them improve their sexual life. Many famous doctors have also said that pomegranate juice has good effects on your life. Even if their patients are not improving their health condition with erectile dysfunction by drinking pomegranate juice, they are improving their physical health. [3]

Zinc Supplements

Zinc supplements are excellent for people who are on a diet. They are great for having a healthy lifestyle. They are also good for the heart. If you are consuming zinc supplements, you will have improved your erection. Many doctors recommend zinc supplements when their patients have erectile dysfunction. They contain Vitamin A and Vitamin E.

If you are using zinc supplements, you will improve your erectile dysfunction, and you will also benefit your total health. You will feel stronger than you were. But also, if you want to improve your erection, you should lose weight, stop smoking and do a lot of exercises. Nothing is magic. Even not the zinc supplements. If you do not try hard to improve your health, no one will help you. [4]


Ginseng is a Korean herb. This Korean herb has been used for a long time in the battle against erectile dysfunction. It is known for this plant that has stimulated male sexual functions. Every man who has problems with their erection should consult with their doctor. They will them if they should use ginseng or not.

There are many studies that have shown that ginseng improves erectile dysfunction. Ginseng helps to alleviate symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Also, ginseng brought enhanced penile tips rigidly. In many cases, men who used Korean red ginseng improved better their erectile dysfunction than the people who used ginseng from their placebo-popping counterparts. Not only does ginseng improve erectile dysfunction, but also this herb can be good for men with mood disorders, immune system disorders, and heart disease. [5]


Testosterone is essential to have a quality sexual life and healthy libido. Men who are suffering from erectile dysfunction have low testosterone. This could improve when a man is getting testosterone treatment. In some cases, taking over-the-counter supplements containing DHEA can help alleviate some cases of erectile dysfunction. But some doctors who have done deep research on this topic said that some individuals who were taking DHEA had shown negative results.

One of these problems could be the suppression of the pituitary. But DHEA is not only good for men, but also for women. Many studies have shown that when women take DHEA, it increases their libido. If you take DHEA in small doses, that will be sure for your health. But sometimes, using DHEA can cause acne. [6,7]


This amino acid is naturally present in the body. Amino acid L-arginine naturally occurs in food. L-arginine helps to make nitric oxide. Nitric oxide is helping to blood vessels to relax and for men to have a successful erection. There are many researchers on this topic.

The most famous research is from 1999. Studies have shown that taking L-arginine improves men’s sexual life. Men who had taken L-Arginine are not having problems with their erectile dysfunction. The first famous study about L-Arginine has shown that 31% of men who have erectile dysfunction by taking 5 grams of L-arginine a day improved their sexual life [8].

Another famous study has shown that L-arginine combined with pycnogenol has improved the sexual life of 80% of the men who were having this treatment just for two months [9].

Pycnogenol is a plant product from tree bark. This study has also shown that 92% of the men have improved their sexual ability after three months.


Many clinical cases have shown that this herb, combined with a drug used to treat depression, has improved the quality of men’s sexual life. This herb is from an African tree.

Before Viagra, it was discovered that many doctors were recommending to their patients suffering from erectile dysfunction to have a natural remedy of Yohimbe. But the cases from the modern era have shown that Yohimbe is not as good as it was before. This is told because taking Yohimbe can increase your anxiety, high blood pressure, and headaches.

So experts recommend if their patients have erectile dysfunction, not first to concentrate on Yohimbe, you should first use the herbs we listed above. [10]

Panax ginseng

Panax ginseng is called herbal Viagra. There is research on this herb. One famous research is from 2008. Men which were in this study were using 600 to 1000 mg three times per day. They are also claiming the same fact, that this experience has improved their sexual life, and they are not having problems with erectile dysfunction anymore. [11]

Ginkgo Biloba

This herb has been shown to have the potential to increase the blood flow in the penis. Also, this herb is used to improve erectile dysfunction. One negative consequence of using Ginkgo Biloba is that this herb can increase the risk of bleeding. [12]

Rhodiola Rosea

Also, there was a study on Rhodiola Rosea in 2008. This study has said that using this herb helped men with erectile dysfunction. 26 of 26 men who were given 150 to 200 mg a day for three months have said that they have improved their sexual activity.

Herbal Viagra

Many products claim that they contain herbal elements in their Viagra. Before using some kind of Viagra, you should first consult with your doctor. He or she will tell you if they have negative consequences for your health. You should not be embarrassed when you are going to visit your doctor. Talk with him honestly. He will tell you the best natural treatment for your problem with erectile dysfunction. Listen to the advice. Take-home remedies. They have more positive experiences for your health.


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[7] Reiter WJ, Pycha A, Schatzl G, et al. Dehydroepiandrosterone in the treatment of erectile dysfunction: a prospective, double-blind, randomized, placebo-controlled study. Urology. 1999;53(3):590-4.

[8] Gad MZ. Anti-aging effects of l-arginine. Journal of Advanced Research. 2010;1(3):169-77.

[9] Yagi H, Sato R, Nishio K, et al. Effects of a supplement combining Pycnogenol® and l-arginine aspartate on lower urinary dysfunction compared with saw palmetto extract. Journal of Traditional and Complementary Medicine. 2017;7(1):117-120.

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Hanan Marshal
Hanan Marshal
Hanan, a medical student (MBBS) having passion for writing and is very much interested in holistic living along with nature. He is very much interested in doing community service and watches anime and play PS4 during his free time. You can reach him through [email protected]


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