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Ginseng for Libido - Does It Help?

Thinking of Using Ginseng for Libido Problems?

ginseng for libidoIn Latin, libido means "sexual drive." This term is commonly used to describe a man or woman who has a low desire to sexual activities.

There are many causes of low sex drive usually classified as either physical or emotional.

Physical causes would include health problems, menopause symptoms, fatigue and pain. Emotional causes would include low self-esteem, anger toward the partner and negative attitude toward sex.

The article Sex Drive talks about this issue in greater detail.


How Ginseng for Libido Works

Ginseng has many health benefits. Ginseng has been and is still being promoted as a sexual rejuvenator. Chinese medical doctors continue to prescribe ginseng for men and women suffering from low libido.

Several animal studies show that ginseng boost sexual activity and improves mating behaviours in rats.

Studies done in men show that ginseng can help treat erectile dysfunction (ED) and boost blood flow to the penis. It also is shown to increase sperm count and motility.

In women, products containing ginseng seems to increase sexual desire in women suffering from menopause symptoms.

It is important to look at all the causes of low sex drive first since many of them (such as stress) need to be addressed as they can be the root cause of the problem.


Dose to Use

Experts suggest using 200 mg twice daily of the capsule. If you choose a tincture formulation, use 5 mL (1 teaspoon) twice a day. For a liquid extract, use 2.5 mL (1/2 teaspoon) twice daily.

How long should you take this? Continue taking ginseng until your libido improves. Some experts also suggest stopping ginseng for one week every five weeks to avoid side effects from the long-term use of this Chinese herb.

Reported side effects from taking ginseng continuously include insomnia, restlessness and low blood pressure.


Looking for detailed information on managing low libido with natural remedies and supplements?

See the article Natural Remedies for Low Sex Drive to get a complete list of all the herbs and supplements that work to help to boost sex drive in both men and women.

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