HEALTH / CONSCIOUS LIVING

The Herbal Answer to Improved Sex
Jim Larkins
12/2/2011

Today there are more people taking some form of anti-depressant or anti-anxiety medication than ever before. Unfortunately, for men these psychological meds can be anti-erection as well. Factor in alcohol and illicit drug abuse, as well as the problems that naturally arise as one gets older, and your hard-on can end up taking an unwanted downturn.

Fortunately, the physiological ravages of time and questionable lifestyle choices can be circumvented with the same herbal remedies that people are using these days to ward off other common maladies. Circulation, blood flow, energy conversion and testosterone—all factors that can be impacted throughout the course of the aging man’s life—can be remedied using natural concoctions that have been used for centuries.

These early brews were produced by extracting the essence of roots, stems, leaves and seeds by using hot water. Today’s man on the run doesn’t have the time or patience for such a process, though. Thus, those necessary ingredients for putting the wood back in one’s woody are packaged in a convenient capsule and stored in the glovebox for woofing down on the commute. Still, one should avoid taking any such supplements without doing some research. The following are just some of these erectile invigorating herbs and roots.

Epimedium

You can learn a lot from simple animals like goats. When goats were observed having higher sex drives due to grazing on epimedium, the herb was nicknamed “horny goat weed” and marketed as a sex enhancer. Epimedium was used in Asia for over 2,000 years as a reproductive system tonic, to boost libido, treat impotence and correct premature ejaculation. The herb also helps relieve frequent urination, dilates blood vessels, raises adrenaline levels and increases sensitivity in nerve endings, which explains why it is popularly used as an aphrodisiac.

Panax Ginseng

Probably the world’s most widely publicized herb, Panax Ginseng has been used in Asia for more than 5,000 years. Treasured as a strengthening supplement since the beginning of written history, the herb was once valued higher than gold in China. Panax Ginseng fortifies body functions and the immune system in a way that allows the user to adapt to the effects of stress. Since it is popularly used as a stamina-increasing tonic during physical activity, it is a natural for sexual well-being.

Eurycoma Longifolia

This herb is so effective it is commonly referred to as “Tongkat ali,” the name of a historical Malaysian god known for his sexual prowess. Malaysian men over 45 years old have commonly taken Eurycoma root tea as a daily tonic for enhanced sex and better quality of life during the aging process.


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