Natural herbal &
homeopathic help for men with erectile dysfunction, lack of sexual
desire, male impotence
Erectile Dysfunction (Male Impotence)
Learn about arguably the
such as HERBAL remedies (including Horny Goats Weed), helpful
healthy sexual arousal, drive and desire in
men of all ages.
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friends always complained that their husbands wanted too much sex
but she hardly got any. Seriously - it was affecting my marriage.
After taking Ikawe for 10 days I could already feel the
- Derrick S., USA
How does an erection occur?
The penis contains two chambers called the corpora cavernosa, which runs the length of the organ (see figure). A spongy tissue fills the chambers. The corpora cavernosa are surrounded by a membrane, called the tunica albuginea. The spongy tissue contains smooth muscles, fibrous tissues, spaces, veins, and arteries. The urethra, which is the channel for urine and ejaculate, runs along the underside of the corpora cavernosa and is surrounded by the corpus spongiosum.
Erection begins with sensory or mental stimulation, or both. Impulses from the brain and local nerves cause the muscles of the corpora cavernosa to relax, allowing blood to flow in and fill the spaces. The blood creates pressure in the corpora cavernosa, making the penis expand. The tunica albuginea helps trap the blood in the corpora cavernosa, thereby sustaining erection. When muscles in the penis contract to stop the inflow of blood and open outflow channels, erection is reversed.
Arteries (top) and veins (bottom) penetrate the long, filled cavities running the length of the penis—the corpora cavernosa and the corpus spongiosum. Erection occurs when relaxed muscles allow the corpora cavernosa to fill with excess blood fed by the arteries, while drainage of blood through the veins is blocked.
About Erectile dysfunction
Erectile dysfunction, sometimes called "impotence", is the repeated inability to get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. The word "impotence" may also be used to describe other problems that interfere with sexual intercourse and reproduction, such as lack of sexual desire and problems with ejaculation or orgasm. Using the term erectile dysfunction makes it clear that those other problems are not involved.
good news is that there are also a number of natural and holistic treatments such as nutritional supplements,
herbal remedies like
Horny Goats Weed
and acupuncture that are highly effective in treating impotence.
Continue reading to learn more...
Erectile dysfunction, or ED, can be a total inability to achieve erection, an inconsistent ability to do so, or a tendency to sustain only brief erections. These variations make defining ED and estimating its incidence difficult. Estimates range from 15 million to 30 million, depending on the definition used.
Symptoms may also include loss of sexual desire (libido), premature ejaculation, or inability to achieve orgasm; but these are generally a part of a bigger impotence picture.
Incidence increases with age: About 5 percent of 40-year-old men and between 15 and 25 percent of 65-year-old men experience ED. But it is not an inevitable part of aging. ED is treatable at any age, and awareness of this fact has been growing. More men have been seeking help and returning to normal sexual activity because of improved, successful treatments for ED.
Since an erection is the end result of a complex chain of events, ED can occur when any of the events is disrupted. The sequence includes nerve impulses in the brain, spinal column, and area around the penis, and response in muscles, fibrous tissues, veins, and arteries in and near the corpora cavernosa
In older men, ED usually has a physical cause, such as disease, injury, or side effects of drugs. Any disorder that causes injury to the nerves or impairs blood flow in the penis has the potential to cause ED.
Damage to nerves, arteries, smooth muscles, and fibrous tissues, often as a result of disease
Lifestyle choices that contribute to heart disease and vascular problems also raise the risk of erectile dysfunction.
Smoking (smoking affects blood flow in veins and arteries),
being overweight, and avoiding exercise are possible causes of ED.
Surgery - surgery (especially radical prostate and bladder surgery for cancer) can injure nerves and arteries near the penis, causing ED.
Injury to the penis, spinal cord, prostate, bladder, and pelvis can lead to ED by harming nerves, smooth muscles, arteries, and fibrous tissues of the corpora cavernosa.
Medications - many common medicines like blood pressure drugs, antihistamines, antidepressants, tranquilizers, appetite suppressants, and cimetidine (an ulcer drug) can produce ED as a side effect.
Psychological factors such as
depression, low self-esteem, and fear of sexual failure cause 10 to 20 percent of ED cases. Men with a physical cause for ED frequently experience the same sort of psychological reactions (stress, anxiety, guilt, depression)
Hormonal abnormalities, such as not enough testosterone.
Patient History - Medical and sexual histories help define the degree and nature of ED. A medical history can disclose diseases that lead to ED, while a simple recounting of sexual activity might distinguish among problems with sexual desire, erection, ejaculation, or orgasm. Using certain prescription or
illegal drugs can suggest a chemical cause, since drug effects account for 25 percent of ED cases.
Physical Examination - A physical examination can give clues to systemic problems. For example, if the penis is not sensitive to touching, a problem in the nervous system may be the cause. Abnormal secondary sex characteristics, such as hair pattern or breast enlargement, can point to hormonal problems, which would mean that the endocrine system is involved.
Other tests include laboratory tests like blood counts, urinalysis, lipid profile, and measurements of creatinine and liver enzymes, monitoring erections that occur during sleep (nocturnal penile tumescence), a psychosocial examination, using an interview and a questionnaire, and an interview with the man's sexual partner.
Medications such as Viagra and Sildenafil increase blood flow to the penis which enhances sexual performance.
Although these drugs can help to treat the problem, they have some adverse side effects which include headache, upset stomach, flushing and vision problems and even cardiovascular problems.
More serious conditions such as low blood pressure and heart attacks may occur as a result of these side effects
Natural Alternative Herbal Remedies
There are also a number of natural and holistic treatments such as nutritional supplements, herbal remedies
and acupuncture that are highly effective in treating impotence.
A variety of herbs have been identified as having strong aphrodisiac properties along with the ability to improve sexual functioning
and overall systemic health.
Herbs such as Epimedium grandiflorum, also known as
Horny Goats Weed are natural sexual stimulators that encourage performance and testosterone production.
Tribulus terristis contains aphrodisiac properties and also promotes muscle strength and prowess. One of the most well known herbs,
Eleutherococcus senticosis which is also known as Siberian ginseng, promotes male or 'yang' energy, aids circulation, supports natural vitality and also acts as an overall systemic supporter.
Then there are calming herbs like lavender, lemon balm &
passionflower, than can support
the health of the nervous system and help maintain
balanced emotions during everyday pressure, stress and
common nervous tension.
Together, these herbal + homeopathic
remedies (dual-modality approach):
- Support systemic balance in the
male reproductive system responsible for maintaining
blood flow to the penis
- Increase erect penis size & ultimately the size itself
- Maintain healthy circulation responsible for
supporting healthy, strong erections
- Support healthy, pleasurable routine ejaculation
- Maintain healthy sexual arousal, drive and desire
- Maintain healthy levels of sexual energy and routine
- Support the male reproductive and hormonal systems
- Support the health of the nervous system
- Help maintain balanced emotions during everyday
pressure, stress and common nervous tension
- Support healthy feelings of well-being
- Soothe the nerves and maintain a positive outlook
Men who suffer from ED should try to cut down on their intake of nicotine and caffeine (found in tea, coffee and some colas), both of which constrict vessels and thus inhibit flow.
To reduce the threat of
high cholesterol levels, the diet should be high in vegetables, fruit, and whole grains, and contain moderate amounts of lean meat, and to be low in saturated fats, found in butter, hard cheeses, and the fat on meat and in poultry skin.
Severe deficiency of the metal zinc is supposed to lead to impotence. Foods rich in zinc are meat & offal, eggs, milk, oysters, lentils, wheat germ, nuts, crab, chicken. Zinc has beneficial effects on the production of various hormones including the male sex hormone, testosterone.
Go easy on alcohol as alcohol is a nervous system depressant. It inhibits your reflexes, creating a state that’s the opposite of arousal. Over time, too much alcohol can cause hormonal imbalances. Remember, alcohol helps to relax you and stoke the fires of your desire, but it also, makes you less likely to be able to perform.
Essential fatty acids - Fatty acids, such as those found in fish and fish oil (omega-3 fatty acids) and evening primrose oil (omega-6 fatty acids), are "good fats" that play a key role in maintaining and repairing the central nervous system and providing normal blood flow. Omega-6 is derived from linoleic acid and found in vegetable oils such as olive and sunflower as also almonds and walnuts. Evening
primrose oil is a worthy substitute as well. Daily requirement of omega-6 acid is nearly 4g, equivalent to a handful of almonds or walnuts. Omega-3 is needed in smaller quantities (usually 2g is enough) and a handful of walnuts should be sufficient. It is also present in adequate percentage in rapeseed oil and herring. Basically, oily fish like herring, mackerel, salmon and sardines, all are rich in omega-6 and omega-3 acids.
Physical Medicine - Contrast sitz baths promote circulation. You will need two basins that you can comfortably sit in. Sit in hot water for 3 minutes, then in cold water for 1 minute. Repeat this 3 times to complete one set. Do one to two sets per day 3 - 4 days per week.
Yoga and Meditation - Yoga and meditation can reduce the effects of stress and relieve anxiety about the condition. Yogasanas such as dhanurasana, sarvangasana, and halasana are considered highly beneficial.
Massage - Therapeutic massage can reduce the effects of stress.
Acupuncture might be of some benefit for men with ED. Electroacupuncture, which is acupuncture accompanied by electrical stimulation, was performed on various acupuncture points in men with ED in a preliminary trial of men with this condition. Two treatments were administered every week for one month. An improvement in quality of erection was observed in 15% of the participants and an increase in sexual activity was reported by 31% of the men.
Every effort should be made to build up the general health level to the highest degree, and fresh air and outdoor exercises are essential for the success of the treatment.
Exercise helps keep off excess weight, improves blood flow throughout the body (including the vessels that keep your penis working properly), boosts energy and reduces stress. You should try and get a minimum of 30 minutes of aerobic activity – such as walking, jogging, swimming etc. - several times a week.
Give yourself time – As a man gets older, it may take a longer period of genital stimulation to get an erection. Also, the time period between ejaculation and your next erection tends to increase with age.
Relax – Your nervous system operates in two modes. When the sympathetic nerve network is dominant, your body is ‘on alert’. Nerves shuttle your blood away from your digestive system and penis and into your muscles. This occurs when you become anxious. When you are relaxed, your parasympathetic nervous system takes over. Signals that travel along this network will direct the arteries and sinuses of the penis to expand and let more blood flow in.
Psychotherapy - Experts often treat psychologically based ED using techniques that decrease the anxiety associated with intercourse. The patient's partner can help with the techniques, which include gradual development of intimacy and stimulation. Such techniques also can help relieve anxiety when ED from physical causes is being treated.
Have sex in the morning – Other than trying out different positions, or a different place, or may be just a little intimacy without actual intercourse to get rid of your erectile problems; you may try having sex in the morning when your testosterone levels are at the highest. Off course, your mind is also at greater peace in the morning, which helps tremendously.
So, a sure-shot way of getting
over your erectile problems or impotence is to de-stress yourself,
relax, eat right,
and go for natural and holistic treatments such as
herbal & homeopathic remedies that are not only
but highly effective as well.
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nothing happened ...Sometimes I did not even want to start
anything for fear that I would be a failure in bed. I am so
glad that I didn't turn away this time. After only three
weeks I can see the difference... I feel like a man again! ”
- Dmitri, South Africa
was a teenager I have been very shy and always felt like I
couldn't approach women. I finally found a girlfriend, but
things were not that great in bed I think because of my lack
of confidence. Now I feel much more relaxed and I can enjoy
sex like never before. [Ikawe] has made a big
difference and I feel proud to be naked with my girlfriend
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- William, FL, USA
divorce, I began dating again and met a few lovely women.
But - can you believe it - every time I 'got lucky', I would
suffer with performance! Exercise helped a bit, but I just
wasn't the man I used to be. Things were going from bad to
worse and I even stopped dating because of it! Eventually a
friend told me about Ikawe and I thought 'What have I
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- Stewart, UK
husband and I have been trying to conceive for over three
years. In August ’08, our three year mark arrived and
instead of collapsing in heartache and broken dreams, anger
and bitterness as I did the previous years - I sat with
tears in my eyes trying to find the …site that I had come
across a few weeks earlier! I was so frustrated yet this
time so determined to do something about it and hopefully
get it right! My husband was more relaxed then I was and had
been saying for years now; "If God intended for us to have
children we will", this only frustrated me more as I could
not have been praying harder.
…I was now going to do something about my heartache. I
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printed out pages of the effects of chemicals and smoking
and the benefits of healthy lifestyle changes on sperm and
egg production, left them on the entrance and dining table
and other places where I knew he would take a peek. After a
few weeks I could feel twinges and we noticed positive
changes happening to my body. About a month after my husband
had refused to take the drops, my doctor required that he do
a sperm analysis which he did, knowing that with his work,
being a diesel mechanic and a smoker he was surrounded by
dangerous toxins all the time, his results came back - 100%
abnormal sperm … but everything else was good. Without me
saying anything he started taking his drops (as well as the
Liver Dr.) every morning and afternoon when he got
home from work he was so good about it he would bring me my
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months of taking the drops we fell pregnant - I found out 5
weeks later - we were so happy and surprised! I asked him
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rub it in so I quickly added "what a difference a balanced
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- Nicole, Namaqualand, South Africa