Male Impotence – Herbal Remedies

Impotence (erectile dysfunction) can be classified as psychological or organic. Psychological impotence is due to mental factors which include depression, anxiety, stress, relationship problems, financial difficulties and mental illness. Organic Impotence is due to some form of body malfunction.
Various causes of organic impotence include reduced blood flow to the penis, low levels of androgens such as testosterone, Parkinson’s disease, diabetes, and stroke which affect the brain’s ability to respond to sexual stimulation. There are various herbs that are effective in the treatment of male infertility. These herbs help maintain longer erection, increase sexual desire, raise testosterone levels and increase sperm count. The two herbs that could be considered useful for addressing male impotence are listed below along with their benefits:



Damiana leaves have been used as an aphrodisiac and to boost sexual potency by the native peoples of Mexico, including the Mayan Indians and is used for both male and female sexual stimulation, increased energy, asthma, depression, impotence and menstrual problems.
The chemical composition of Damiana is complex and all of the components have not been completely identified. However, the known make-up is volatile oil, flavonoids, gonzalitosin, arbutin, tannin and damianin (a brown bitter substance). It also contains essential oils (containing cineol, cymol, pinene), cyanogenic glycosides, thymol and trace amounts of phosphorus.
Damiana has also been used traditionally to improve digestion and to treat constipation, as in larger doses it is thought to have a mild laxative effect.
It is well known in south western cultures as a sexuality tonic and is recommended by many herbalists. It stimulates the intestinal tract and brings oxygen to the genital area, increases blood flow to the genital area during sexual stimulation facilitating erections.
It also increases energy levels which does a lot to restore libido and desire.




Panax ginseng also called as Red ginseng, Korean ginseng or Asian ginseng is a perennial  plant native to the mountains of Korea and China. Red ginseng is related to but not the same as American ginseng.
Panax ginseng has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for more than 5,000 years. Western medical studies verify that the roots of the Panax ginseng plant contain beneficial plant compounds, including antioxidants and ginsenosides, which may offer a number of health benefits.
Panax ginseng is reputed to be helpful in the treatment of diabetes, erectile dysfunction, fatigue, weakness, depression, and anxiety. Panax ginseng is also supposed to be helpful as a supplement to improve thinking skills, to boost energy, and to cope with stress.
There is evidence that it is helpful with male sexual issues such as erectile dysfunction when taken orally. It is also an ingredient in a cream that is useful in the treatment of premature ejaculation.
It is known to measurably raise testosterone levels and increase sperm count and motility. Ginseng can also increase sexual desire and help alleviate impotence. It is also a natural male tonic that stimulates the immune system.


Siberian Ginseng is also known to restore libido and desire but should not be consumed alongside Panax Ginseng. One should always seek advice when preparing or consuming herbal combinations.