Erectile Dysfunction or male impotence is the inability of a male to maintain an erection during sexual intercourse. It is a common health problem suffered in these days but it causes insecurity and embarrassment to man in sexual performance.
As per Massachusetts Male Aging Study, it is stated that 50% of male population is experiencing this erectile dysfunction at some point in their lifetime, especially at the age of 40 or above. However, men who are suffering from this problem unable to talk about it and suffer in silence, as it leads to low self-esteem, depression and guilty feeling.
The causes can be classified into physical (medical) and psychological (mental). As per BBC Health, about 70% of impotence cases are from physical causes (high cholesterol, sexual hormone changes, nutritional deficiencies, hypertension, thyroid, kidney disorders, diabetes, obesity, poor blood circulation, excessive drinking or smoking, certain medications, surgery or injuries, misuse of sexual organs for a long period, enlarged prostate or prostate cancer, etc.) and 30% from psychological causes (anxiety, stress, depression, mental health issues & relationship problems).
Stop worrying in silence, there are many natural remedies that help you to overcome this problem and enjoy your sexual life. But make sure to consult your doctor for proper diagnosis and treatment and also to know whether it is caused as a sign of any serious health problem.
Home Remedies for Erectile Dysfunction:
Instead of choosing medical treatments (like synthetic hormone therapy, vacuum pumps, implants or blue Viagra pill), which causes some side effects on your health. So, give a trial to these natural remedies at home to get safe and excellent results of treating erectile dysfunction (ED).
Remedy – 1: (Garlic)
The allicin in garlic will help in dealing with sexual impotence by improving the blood flow to the sexual organs. It acts as a sex rejuvenator that helps to improve sexual activities which have been damaged due to a disease or an accident. It also helps the people who overindulge in sex to protect them from the nervous exhaustion.
In a study, it is found that consuming 4 cloves of garlic every day for a period of 3 months will help to improve the erection in 6 out of 7 volunteers who are suffering from ED.
Here are a few ways of using garlic for treating erectile dysfunction.
- Take 3 – 4 cloves of garlic and chew them throughout the day on daily basis.
- Heat a few cloves of garlic on a low flame with a little-clarified butter till they turn to golden brown. Consume these garlic cloves daily until you notice improvements.
- Stir 1 teaspoon each of cayenne pepper powder and garlic powder in a small bowl. Mix and consume it with water at night a few hours before going to bed.
- Consume garlic bread which is prepared from whole grains and garlic to stimulate the production of healthy sperms.
- Simply consume garlic supplements by consulting your doctor for proper dosage and timing.
Remedy – 2: (Almonds)
Being a great aphrodisiac, almonds are used by most of the people for thousands of years. It has a rich source of vitamin E and other essential nutrients (zinc, manganese, and copper) that help to promote the healthy blood circulation in the body.
- Add 1 tablespoon of almond powder in 1 glass of warm milk and stir well. Drink this almond milk at night before bedtime.
- Take a handful of almonds and soak in water for a few hours. Consume these almonds at night 30 minutes before bedtime daily till you notice an improvement in your condition.
- Dried dates help to restore the sexual ability and increase endurance for overall vitality. Mix equal quantities of pounded almonds, pistachio nuts and quince seeds in 100 grams of dried dates. Consume it daily for best results.
Remedy – 3: (Onion)
Onion also has an aphrodisiac property that helps to treat erectile dysfunction by acting as best libido enhancers. It helps to treat involuntary loss of semen during sleep or other times.
Have a look at some of the best ways of using onion for erectile dysfunction.
- Peel off a white onion and crush them. Fry in butter and consume it daily with a spoon of honey with an empty stomach. This will help to treat premature ejaculation and impotence.
- Or slice an onion and fry them in clarified butter over low flame till it turns brown. Consume them with 1 tablespoon of honey daily at night before having dinner.
- Take some black gram powder and pour it in onion juice and leave it for a week and then dry the mix. After a week, the mix will turn into a strong aphrodisiac and take it daily to improve your sexual performance.
- Chop 2 large onions finely and let it steep in 2 cups of warm water for about 10 – 12 minutes. stir and drink 1/2 cup of this liquid for thrice daily up to a month till you get relief from this male impotence.
Remedy – 4: (Carrots)
Most Chinese herbalists suggest carrot for treating ED due to its aphrodisiac and beta-carotene content that helps for your sexual performance.
- Place 3 medium-size carrots, 1/2 a medium size beetroot, 3 celery stalks and 2 – 3 garlic cloves in a blender.
- Blend them until they turn smooth and pour this juice into a glass.
- Drink this juice for once or twice daily.
- Or drink a glass of warm milk along with 2 tablespoons of grated carrots regularly.
- Or else include raw carrots in your salads and consume them daily.
Remedy- 5: (Korean Red Ginseng)
Korean red ginseng (or Asian ginseng or Chinese ginseng or Panax ginseng) will help to treat ED effectively. In a study, 45 men who are suffering from ED were given Korean red ginseng (900 mg for thrice daily) or placebo for a period of 8 weeks and the result is people who take red ginseng has noticed an improvement in their symptoms.
The recommended dosage for Korean red ginseng is 600 – 1000 mg for thrice daily but consult your doctor before taking this red ginseng supplement why because they may interact with other medications and result in any allergic reactions.
Remedy – 6: (Pomegranate Juice)
The antioxidant-rich source of pomegranate will help to protect the men against erectile dysfunction. It helps for proper blood circulation (by raising the nitric oxide level in the body) and reduces your stress levels.
- Simply drink a glass of freshly prepared pomegranate juice daily (prefer to drink it at night).
- Also, take pomegranate supplements by consulting your doctor to know the dosage and it timings.
Remedy – 7: (L – arginine)
L – arginine contains an amino acid that helps to raise the nitric oxide levels in the body. This oxide helps a lot in improving the blood circulation and thereby facilitates the erections by dilating blood vessels in the penis.
In a study, men suffering from erectile dysfunction have given 5 grams of L – arginine daily has shown huge improvements in the condition.
- Consume protein-rich foods such as fish, chicken, peas, meat, seeds, and nuts that have a rich source of L – arginine.
- Consult your doctor before taking L – arginine supplements for proper dosage and timing.
Remedy – 8: (Ginger)
Ginger exhibits the aphrodisiac property that helps to relieve your impotency and premature ejaculation. The active compounds such as shogaol, gingerol, and zingiberene in ginger will help to promote the blood circulation.
Here are a few ways of using ginger for clearing erectile dysfunction.
- Add 1/2 teaspoon of freshly extracted ginger juice and 1 tablespoon of raw honey in 1 soft boiled egg. Stir well and consume this mix for once daily at night before bedtime. Repeat it for a month.
- Mix 2 teaspoons each of raw honey and ginger paste in a small bowl. Have it 2 – 3 times daily for a month or two until you get relief from the problem.
- Steep a few freshly sliced ginger in 1 cup of hot water for about 5 – 8 minutes. After that, strain the tea and add some fresh honey and lemon juice. Mix well and consume this ginger tea for 2 – 3 times throughout the day on daily process till you get rid of sexual impotence or premature ejaculation.
Tips and Precautions:
- Pelvic floor exercises will help to restore the erectile function successfully, as they help to strengthen the muscles located at the base of the penile muscle. Make sure to learn these exercises from an expert, as you have to pay attention to release and tighten the pelvic muscles and promotes urinary continence.
- Acupuncture will help to improve the quality of erection in men. It helps to treat both psychogenic ED and physical ED. Make sure to have it done by a trained practitioner. They insert thin needles in specific points in the wall of the abdomen and thereby restores the proper flow of energy in the body.
- Treat your high blood pressure, blood sugar or cholesterol levels along with other health-related problems to get rid of ED.
- Reduce your stress levels by performing yoga, meditation, and regular exercises.
- Consume foods which are rich in omega – 3 fatty acids, zinc, magnesium, boron, vitamins (B3), etc. along with drinking plenty of water to stay hydrated and to flush out toxins from the body.
- Quit smoking, stop taking drugs and avoid drinking alcohols which will have a huge impact on erections.
- Include fresh fruits and vegetables like lady’s fingers, asparagus (boil 15 grams of dried asparagus roots in 1 cup of milk and drink it twice), drumstick, dried dates, black raisins, saffron, etc. which helps to improve your sexual vigor and prevent ED.
- Use other natural remedies like apple cider vinegar, maca root, saw palmetto, DHEA, Ginkgo Biloba, L –carnitine, horny goat weed, yohimbine, etc. to get relief from ED.
- Exclude certain foods like refined or processed foods, fried foods, liquid vegetable oils, processed dairy, carbonated beverages (also diet sodas), etc. from your daily diet.
- Include fresh fruits and vegetables, herbs (turmeric, ginger & garlic), healthy grains, seeds (linseeds, pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, watermelon seeds, flaxseed) and nuts (walnuts, Brazil nuts, almonds), pink rock salt, etc. in your diet.
- Reduce your excess weight by doing some regular exercises like walking (brisk walk), aerobics, jogging, and some must do exercises which you can learn from a well-qualified trainer.
- Depression and anxiety are two great psychological issues causing this erectile dysfunction. Here are few tips like go through relationship challenges, get some knowledge on sex (to avoid inferior feeling to your partner), past sexual abuse, having any sexual problems in the paste or being in a new relationship.
- Massaging the reproductive organs with natural oils like coconut oil, olive oil, castor oil or almond oil will help to improve the blood circulation and thereby relieves you of this problem.
All these natural remedies and tips will definitely help you to overcome erectile dysfunction (ED). Do you know any other successful natural remedies for erectile dysfunction? Then share your experience with us in the below comments box.