Mens herbs for health

Ashwagandha root * Catuaba * Coleus Forskohlii * Damiana * Eleuthero Root * Epimedium * Fo-Ti Root * Ginkgo biloba * Ginseng root * Kola Nut * Lotus * Maca root * Muira puama * Oats * Pygeum * Rhodiola * Stinging Nettle * Tribulus terrestris L * Yohimbe *

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Because of the amazing versatility of medicinal plants, many of the same herbal remedies are important factors in both hair loss and erectile dysfunction. Herbs that address the prostate including saw palmetto , and pumpkin seed can also benefit male pattern baldness and support a healthy heart.

As for herbal testosterone, there is no such thing, not matter what anyone tries to sell you. However stinging nettle may help make more of a man's testosterone available. Nettle root has showed a great deal of promise in treating benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). Nettle root blocks the action of growth hormone on the prostate and helps to restore normal urine flow. Interestingly, the same phytochemicals may have an effect on hair loss, and at least one company has filed a patent for a formula containing nettle root to treat male pattern baldness. Nettle root is found in creams, and salves for external use. The root can be taken as a strong decoction, or taken as an extract. Suggested doses range from 1,000 - 1,500 mg daily


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  1. Steven Foster and Yue chongxi. "Herbal Emissaries" Healing Arts Press, (1992) he-shou-wu's reputation as a powerful aid in the treatment of longevity, impotence, and fertility borders on the mythical.
  2. Chris Kilham. "Hot Plants" St. Martin, (2004) Ginkgo's hallmark effect is increased circulation, the better to prepare for the heart-racing excitement of sex. Research shows it to improve genital blood flow in both men and women, making for higher libido, and improved erections, and better orgasms.
  3. James Duke. "The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook" Rodale Books, (2000) Until the advent of Viagra, the most commonly prescribed drug for erection problems was a pharmaceutical isolation of yohimbe's' active phytochemical, yohimbine.
  4. Chris D. Meletis. "Better Sex Naturally" Robson Books Ltd, (2000)

    Ginseng has multiple effects, . Although scientific studies involving human volunteers would be extremely difficult to conduct, experiments with laboratory animals indicate that ginseng increases interest in sex by altering the action of the neuro-transmitter dopamine in the brain. Ginseng does not increase testosterone, which could increase aggression and aggravate prostate disorders.

  5. Richard Alan Miller . The Magical and Ritual Use of Aphrodisiacs , , (1985): Muira puama contains an unidentified resin with strong stimulating effects upon the central nervous system and libido. Muira-puama is useful for reflection or self-evaluation. Muir-puama enhances sensuality as well as sexuality., 61
  6. Phyllis A. Balch. "Prescription for Herbal Healing" Avery, (2002) Catuaba is an aphrodisiac that is useful in the treatment of impotence and prostatitis, and has been studied for possible benefits as a protective against opportunistic infection in HIV/AIDS
  7. James Duke. "The Green Pharmacy Herbal Handbook" Rodale Books, (2000) Saw palmetto frequently equals and sometimes exceeds pharmaceuticals for treating benign prostate hypertrophy( BPH)... More than a dozen clinical studies involving almost 3,000 men have verified saw palmetto's ability to markedly alleviate BPH symptoms - without the libido reducing side effects of the pharmaceutical drug.
  8. Nancy L Nickell. "Nature's Aphrodisiacs" Crossing Press, (1999) Damiana is often combined with saw palmetto in formulas that address male prostate health
  9. . , , (0000-00-00): For the purposes of men's sexual health, the key ingredients in stinging nettles are the sterols, that appear to lessen the action of DHT, the form of testosterone that causes the prostate to enlarge. ,
  10. PMID: 14750201 . Efficacy of Serenoa Mild and Moderate Symptomatic Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia , PUB MED, (2011): Long-term treatment with 320 mg ethanolic extract of Serenoa repens proved to be efficient in reducing urinary obstruction, improving symptomatology and QoL of BPH patients. It also had a positive effect on sexual function, demonstrated by the statistically significant increase in the IIEF.,
  11. Kroeger N, Belldegrun AS, Pantuck AJ . Review of the Research on Pomegranate Use for Male Urologic Health , Alternat Med. 2013;2013:701434. doi: 10.1155/2013/701434., (2013): Pomegranate has been shown to curb inflammation, increase nitric oxide (NO) production, reduce oxidative stress, and increase blood flow. Inflammation has been implicated in the development of lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS) and BPH.,
  12. Harvard School of Public Health . Coffee and Prostrate Cancer , , (2011-05-14): Men who drank 1 to 3 cups per day lowered their risk of prostate cancer by 13 percent, according to the study which was published Tuesday in the Journal of the National Cancer Institute. Those who drank the most coffee regular or decaffeinated have the least risk for prostate cancer, especially the deadliest forms of the disease, the 12-year study of almost 48,000 male health professionals found. ,