Natural remedy for erectile dysfunction

There are a number of herbal and other natural remedy for erectile dysfunction options to choose from.

* L-Arginine

The body uses arginine to make nitric oxide, a substance that relaxes the blood vessels. It is an amino acid found in meat, dairy products, poultry and fish and appears to be safe at moderate doses of 2 to 3 g per day.

* Gingko

Ginkgo may be a useful natural remedy for erectile dysfunction, due to its ability to stimulate blood flow to the penis. Gingko appears to be relatively safe, but it not be combined with blood-thinning drugs such as Coumadin (warfarin), heparin, aspirin, and Trental (pentoxifylline).

* Zinc

A zinc deficiency of is known to have a negative effect on sexual function. A typical dosage for impotence is 15 to 30 mg daily, taken with 1 to 2 mg of copper.

* Siberian ginseng

Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus), an aphrodisiac is believed by Chinese doctors to be an adaptogen, which means that it affects whichever system of the body in need of support.

* Damiana

A herb used traditionally in Mexico as a male aphrodisiac, Damiana is also used for inability to achieve orgasm in women. It appears to be safe at recommended dosages and the only side effect is mild digestive upset.

* Suma

Suma (Pfaffia paniculata), a large ground vine native to central and south America, is ofted referred to as "Brazilian ginseng".

* Saw palmetto

Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) is used as natural remedy for erectile dysfunction, and often mixed with other herbs. to reduce the conversion of testosterone into dihydrotestosterone (DHT).

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