Natural Treatments For Erectile Dysfunction


Natural ED remedies are something that many men are seeking these days. They want them to be more effective than the blue pills that are so famous. Having an erection forms a key part of the psychological health and identity of males, making it more than just something that is essential for sex. There is no reason to continue suffering in silence now that a number of natural remedies can aid in the overcoming of difficulties with erections.

There has been improvement seen in erectile function by nutritional supplements such as amino acid arginine, vitamin C, flaxseed meal, and bioflavonoids. After supplemental DHEA (hormone dehydroepiandrosterone) doses were received there was improvement in those with low levels of DHEA suffering from ED. Most experts do not recommend using DHEA because the safety of it over the long term is unknown.

Nitric oxide, a substance that signals the relaxation of smooth muscles around blood vessels, increasing blood flow through the dilation of blood vessels; it is made from the amino acid L-arginine. Blood flow is enhanced resulting in an erection when the smooth muscle in the penis relaxes.

The effectiveness of sildenafil was shown to be enhanced by acetyl-L-carnitine and propionyl-L-carnitine. Compared to Viagra alone this was shown to result in the improvement of sexual well-being, orgasm, erectile function and satisfaction from sexual intercourse.

Those with sexual dysfunction resulting from antidepressant drugs can find that the herb ginkgo is helpful when it comes to erectile dysfunction. It appears that the flow of blood to the penis is enhanced and the smooth muscle tissue is relaxed.

The effectiveness of sildenafil has been shown to be enhanced by acetyl-L-carnitine and propionyl-L-carnitine resulting in improved orgasm, satisfaction with sexual intercourse, erectile function and sexual well-being than with Viagra alone.

People that have sexual dysfunction as an antidepressant drug side effect use the ginkgo herb for erectile dysfunction. Blood flow is enhanced in the penis and the smooth muscle relaxed.

Erectile dysfunction has been shown to result from a significant depletion of the mineral zinc. It is associated with diabetes, certain diseases of the liver and kidneys, digestive disorders and the use of diuretics long term.

Withania somnifera (the herb ashwagandha) is often called Indian Ginseng. It is believed to have effects that are similar in the body. Energy, sexual function and stamina are thought to be increased. Drowsiness may be among ashwagandha’s side effects, and it should not be used with sedative drugs.


The diet should begin to include unrefined, unprocessed, whole and fresh foods. Support vascular integrity by eating a lot of fruit like berries, vegetables, whole grains, nuts, olive oil, beans, soy, seeds and cold-water fish such as tuna, mackerel, sardines and salmon.

Ease ED by avoiding dairy products and sugar. Refine foods, junk food, caffeine and fried foods should be limited. Water intake should be increased to half of your weight in ounces every day.

Acupuncture is another option. It is an ancient healing method of the Chinese. It involves sticking fine, solid needs into specific body points. It stimulates the body’s ability to overcome conditions and illness through the correction of imbalances. Some men with ED have been aided with acupuncture.

Men should not attempt to treat themselves for erectile dysfunction. Find assistance of a homeopathic practitioner that is knowledgeable and they will pick a remedy to suit the individual needs that you have.