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What are some of the Best Selling herbs for Libido
One of the best-selling herbs in the US and much of Asia, I have to doubt its efficacy. It is valued for its revitalizing capacity and perhaps the root has a peculiar human like shape.
Horny Goat Weed
Another popular aphrodisiac from China and its weed is prized.
Also called he shou wu, which means “black-haired Mr”. It is said that a Chinese villager called “He” took fo-ti and restored his black hair, youthful appearance and sexual vitality.
A plant native to Mexico and the southern United States. It has been widely used as an aphrodisiac in Mexico for men and women.
An herb that has been used in the traditional medicine of China and India for centuries.
A tree found in Malaysia, Thailand and Indonesia and is called as the “Asian Viagra”.
An ancient herb used by ancient Inca warriors before going to battle to make them physically strong. However, they were not allowed to take this herb after battles as it increased the libido.
It is a small Brazilian tree that grows across the Amazon River basin. It has a long history of use as an aphrodisiac. Also called as the “potency wood”.
An evergreen tree that grows in western Africa in Nigeria, Cameroon, the Congo and Gabon. It is promoted as a natural aphrodisiac.
What is the Indian system’s take on aphrodisiacs?
Ayurvedic texts provide a detailed classification for male sexual dysfunction. The most prominent herb is White Musali. This herb is supposed to increase the sperm count and the quality of semen and increase the motility of the sperms. The likes of Samundarshosha, Jaiphala, and Akarakara delay the ejaculation of semen and increase the copulation time. These have an astringent and dry property though.
On the other hand, these other types of herbs act as sex stimulants since they promote sexual desire. Prominent among these are: Ashwagandha, Musali, Sambal Musali and Nux vomica. Some herbs actually cause sexual arousal by irritating the urinary bladder such as Suchi, Karpura, and Sarpagandha. They actually sedate the nerves and increase sexual stimulation.
Meanwhile, anaphrodisiacs are herbs that reduce sexual drive. In the extreme cases these can cause diminished libido and cause Impotency. This action is mediated in two ways. Some of the herbs contain alkalis that destroy the semen or decrease its production. I think these herbs are well worth trying on habitual sexual offenders.
Homeopathy and Erectile Dysfunction
There are several useful remedies in Homeopathy. Prominent among them are Agnus, Arnica, Avena Sativa, Chininum Sulf, Cinchona, Conium, Damiana, Selenium, Staphisagria, Yohimbine and Zinc phos.
It is sad to see that men will go to any length to get over this problem, often getting fleeced by quacks.
“The age of discretion is the age of impotence”
Victims of this malady should first consult their physicians to rule out any organic disease or drug interactions. There are drugs for this disease. Between Viagra and Cialis, I find that Cialis is safer in my allopathic practice. If these drugs do not work, there are papaverine injections, which give you a goodish erection. The ultimate allopathic weapon is the penile implant, which offer good results in well-selected subjects.
If the cause is psychological, which is about 10 to 20 %, then counseling may be the best answer. Ultimately, sufferers of psychological ED should realize that sex is an act which begins between the ears (in the mind), and not an act which is between the legs alone.
Dr. Rajesh Vishwanathan, MBBS, became disillusioned with the impersonal and aggressive allopathic system and trained and qualified in Yoga, meditation, Naturopathy and Homeopathy. He dreams of Integrating Allopathic medicine with the Alternative systems of healing.