Ginseng for Impotence -
Does It Help?
Thinking of using ginseng for impotence treatment?
There are many causes of erectile dysfunction (impotence). Even simple things like fatigue, anger and excessive alcohol can cause temporary erection difficulties.
By definition, impotence is a health condition where a man is chronically unable to have or sustain an erection.
Experts estimate that it affects over 30 million Americans. In about 90% of the cases, there is an organic cause. This is usually because of reduced blood flow to the penis caused by atherosclerosis (fatty deposit inside the blood vessels).
How Ginseng for Impotence Works
The Chinese population regularly uses
ginseng to help treat erectile dysfunction (ED). It also acts as a
tonic to enhance stamina and performance.
Studies done in
animals show that ginseng seems to boost testosterone levels, increase sperm count and motility.Human studies show that ginseng boosts libido and sexual intercourse performance and frequency. How does it do all this? One of the active ingredient found in ginseng, ginsenosides, increases blood flow to the penis by boosting nitric oxide production. Nitric oxide is needed to create and maintain a strong erection.
Dose to Use
Experts suggest using 200 mg twice
daily. For a liquid extract formulation, use 2.5 mL (1/2 teaspoon)
twice daily. For tinctures, use 5 mL (1 teaspoon) twice daily.
Some experts recommend taking a one week break from ginseng every five weeks to avoid side effects from long-term ginseng usage. These reported side effects include low blood pressure, restlessness and insomnia.
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