Herbs & Health

Importance of Herbal Remedy for Men’s Sexual Health and Fitness

The need for men to be sexually aware and care for their health can never be over stressed. Some men struggle not because there is no remedy for their sexual health issues but because often times they are too busy to make out time for this most delicate aspect of their lives

Like the saying goes, health is wealth. But when men neglect their sexual health in the name of making money or hustling like we say in the local parlance, they are at the risk of losing everything they struggled for.

Someone aptly said that if you hide your health challenges or neglect them, the health challenges will hide (kill) the individual.

Again, the unfortunate truth about body awareness is that many of us don’t pay much attention until something goes wrong—like a heart attack or a pulled hamstring. For some men, body awareness dont begin until they notice signs of erectile dysfunction.

Men receive very little education about how their sexual function will change over time. Those changes can seem mysterious, embarrassing, and even a little frightening to someone who arent prepared for them.

With increased awareness of how your body works, you can make adjustments in your lifestyle that result in real, noticeable improvements in your sexual function. Some others also believes so much in orthodox prescriptions.

Sometimes we wonder, Why did our forefathers live longer than us, marry multiple wives but yet still maintained good sexual health. The answer is not farfetched. They lived on vegetables and herbs. Some never visited any hospital but still lived up to 100 and even 135 years.

The aim of this article is not to belittle orthodox medicine, but to create awareness on how we can use herbal alternatives, which has been proven to be potent and ever reliable in treating diseases affecting men. This is because herbs are nature’s gifts, helping with the overall human health.

People treating sexual health issues will always tell you that, even after undergoing a surgery for such illnesses, it usually isnt treated holistically, rather some of the treatment are said to be a temporal relief.

Such diseases includes but not limited to, diabetes, erectile dysfunction known as (ED), heart diseases, prostate cancer and many more. For issues with getting hard enough to successfully perform sexual acts for instance, some supplements contain ingredients that may be beneficial for erectile function.

ED is often a symptom, instead of a condition. An erection is a result of complex multisystem processes in the body. Sexual arousal involves interaction between your:

  • penis
  • nervous system
  • muscles
  • hormones
  • emotions

Herbal treatments for ED

According to claims from some supplement manufacturers and health food store owners, certain herbal supplements and health foods may increase sexual potency with fewer side effects than prescribed medications. They may also be less expensive.

Herbal treatments for ED, have no uniform method for testing their effectiveness. Most results from human trials rely on self-evaluation, which can be subjective and difficult to interpret.

Always talk with your doctor before trying supplements, as they may interact with medications you’re already taking. Many supplements are also known to interact negatively with alcohol. Your doctor will be able to make recommendations based on your condition.

You should also talk with a licensed or certified herbal medicine specialist, such as a doctor of oriental medicine (DOM) or acupuncturist, before taking certain supplements. They’ll be able to help you choose the most appropriate supplement and dosage for you.

In some instances, products labeled as “herbal” or “natural Viagra” may help ED by relaxing the walls of blood vessels, which improves blood flow.

But since the dosage of the herbs they contain is not prescribed, these supplements can trigger very low blood pressure. This can be dangerous, especially for people who take prescription nitrate.

There’s also the risk of ingesting dangerous, unlisted ingredients or contaminants that can cause gastric distress and other side effects.

In some instances, herbal Viagra has been found to contain undisclosed prescription medications and substances like amphetamines. These may cause side effects or interactions with drugs your doctor has prescribed to you.

That said, there are herbs that may have benefits for reducing or eliminating ED.

The search for a cure for erectile dysfunction (ED) dates back way before the introduction of Viagra in the 1990s. Natural aphrodisiacs, from ground rhinoceros horn to chocolate, have long been used to increase libido. These natural remedies are also popular because they’re said to have fewer side effects than prescribed medications. They are vital in:

  • stamina building
  • concentration
  • blood distribution
  • overall well-being
  • cardiovascular balance

It could also improve:

  • penile rigidity
  • girth
  • duration of erection
  • improved libido
  • overall satisfaction


Herbal medicine has long been a reputable alternative for addressing sexual health challenges as evidence reveal dating back to over 60,000 years. Added to this, the World Health Organization states that three quarters of the world’s population use herbs for basic healthcare.

While it sits within the complementary medicine category, it is intrinsically tied to achieving optimal overall wellbeing and a holistic preventative approach. The run on effect of these benefits can be life changing when used properly.

Here are the major benefits of using herbal medicine.

High quality herbs should always be taken in controlled dosages as prescribed by a qualified naturopath (trado- medical personal). This step to getting herbs can sometimes be seen as an expensive hurdle, though this is (for reputable naturopaths) a bit of a myth. With the option for bulk billing disappearing, seeing a naturopath for herbal medicine is a greater cost effective option.

The right herbs can help with the prevention of diseases and treatments of ailments. Either on their own or in conjunction with other medications (which must always be disclosed to your naturopath), herbs can have extremely high efficacy in fairly low dosages. So, a little goes a long way. Effective herbs will also ensure you are visiting your naturopath and Doctor a lot less.

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