Sexual Power of HerbsSince time immemorial man has credited herbs with sexual power. You only have to recall the Biblical brawl that went on between Jacob’s wives Rachel and Leah over the mandrake root they believed would help them produce sons.
From the Chinese goat herder who first noticed his goats got randy when they ate the plant that became horny goat weed, to the London apothecaries who were dispensing the same sexual enhancement herb to William Shakespeare’s contemporaries, over the ages men have looked to herbs to boost sexual power.
Of course in those early days they did not distinguish between impotence – the inability to get an erection – and low desire and infertility … so the aphrodisiacs they used were expected to treat all sexual problems.
The Roman physician Galen thought “wind” inflated the penis so anything that produced flatulence would be good for strengthening erections. He also believed anything that was “warm and moist” would help with all nature of sexual problems.
Sexual Herbs for Modern MenThankfully science has helped us get a much better understanding of the biology of sexual performance and we now understand erectile dysfunction, low sex drive and infertility are separate problems which may have different causes, and require different treatments.
And we understand it is blood flow, not airflow, which is essential in getting a successful erection.
The traditional herbs that much-married monarchs like Henry VIII used to enhance virility have been researched and refined by modern science so men – and women – can be assured of quality extracts of identified active ingredients.
And although most herbs have not yet had double blind clinical trials done to confirm their effectiveness, the components that are likely to make a difference are better understood and there is a growing body of anecdotal support the sexual power of herbs.
How Herbs Increase Sexual Power
- Herbs That Increase Penile Blood Flow
PDE 5 inhibitors work by promoting blood flow to the penis and there are now several herbs including tribulus terrestris, yohimbe, and ginko biloba that have been shown to increase blood flow to the penis by other mechanisms like relaxing the smooth muscle in the penis.
- Herbs That Boost Testosterone
Several herbs have been identified which are thought to help the body increase testosterone to natural levels, or to increase the male hormone by releasing “bound” testosterone. They include tribulus terrestris, avena sativa, mucuna pruriens, tongkat ali, and horny goat weed.
- Herbs That Increase Sperm Volume & Health
A low sperm count usually leads to inability to father children, but it can also be associated with other hormonal issues, and can be worsened by stress, anxiety and poor general health.
Several herbs are traditionally used for increasing sperm health, including maca, horny goat weed, tribulus terrestris.
- Herbs That Improve Libido & Low Sex Drive
One of the benefits of using herbal treatments for erectile dysfunction is that herbs treat the whole body, and herbs used for their sexual power to increase libido work in multiple ways – by calming anxiety, increasing nerve response, balancing hormones, and lifting mood.