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Impotence, or erectile dysfunction, is not a topic many men care to discuss, even though it affects men of all ages, and can be caused not only by medications, but medical conditions such as diabetes, or even anxiety, depression or stress, according to FamilyDoctor.org 1. For some, impotence can be blamed on erratic hormones, smoking, or drug or alcohol use. Several traditional Chinese remedies used to treat impotence or erectile dysfunction, also known as ED, may be useful to many men 1.
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In traditional Chinese medicine, low libido, inability to perform sexually or reduced sexual stamina may be blamed on kidney disorders or deficiencies, according to DrShen.com, an educational resource website dedicated to traditional Chinese herbal remedies and treatments. Restoring balance to the kidneys will therefore help restore sexual function and ability. Man's Treasure formula, also known as Nan Bao Formula, restores kidney yang and encourages sexual performance 2. The herbal remedy contains ginseng, licorice, dang gui and peony, just to name a few ingredients. Men can take two or three capsules of Man's Treasure twice a day at morning and night, suggests BuyChinaHerb.com, for optimal benefits 2.
Horny Goat Weed
Horny goat weed has been used in Asia for thousands of years to treat male symptoms of impotence 3. A traditional Chinese herb used as an aphrodisiac, it is very popular among men looking for a natural way to boost their libido. Known in Chinese as Yin Hang Huo, the herb is believed to help boost levels of testosterone in males, and increase blood flow and circulation to the genitals to enhance sexual longevity and performance, according to Horny Goat Weed, a website offering resources and information about the herb 4.
For generations, Chinese medicine practitioners have recommended Chinese ginseng, also known as Panax ginseng, called ren shen in mainland Chinese Mandarin language as an herb offering a variety of benefits to men experiencing poor sexual stamina, erectile dysfunction, and to increase performance and pleasure, according to Letha Hadady, in her article "Chinese Herbs Enhance Sexual Vitality," in the March 1999 issue of "Nutrition Science News." Men engaged in studies in Korea took 900 mg of ginseng three times a day for eight weeks, according to the article, with 60 percent efficacy results 14.
Panax ginseng is utilized in Chinese traditional medicine for its restorative properties, according to LifeExtension.org, an online natural health and wellness resource. The herb is known to provide increased duration of erections, as well as rigidity and girth. Increased libido is also a benefit of Panax ginseng.
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