Male sexual arousal is a complex process that involves the brain, hormone, emotion, nerves and blood vessels. Erectile dysfunction can result from a problem with one or more of these; stress and mental health concerns can worsen erectile dysfunction. Ginkgo biloba improves peripheral circulation which in turn improves blood flow to penis and helps it erect. Tribulus is used traditionally in Ayurveda as Vrsya (aphrosidiac, stimulates desire and excitement) for men. Eurycoma longifolia and Egpimedium sagittatum are both used in traditional medicine for impotence and sexual function.
Eurycoma Longifolia Eurycoma longifolia, also known as “tongkat ali,” is grown in Southeast Asian countries such as Malaysia, Indonesia and Thailand. Orally, Eurycoma longifolia is used for erectile dysfunction, impotence, infertility, and increasing libido. It is also used to increase athletic performance, increase physical strength, and increase testosterone levels.
Epimedium Sagittatum Epimedium sagittatum, also known as “horny goat weed,” is used in traditional Chinese medicine for impotence, involuntary ejaculation, sexual function, mental and physical fatigue. Epimedium species grow all over China as well as Korea.
L-Arginine with Pycnogenol L-arginine combined with pine bark extract (pycnogenol) may help restore normal erections. A study in the Journal of Sex and Marital Therapy found that L-arginine and pycnogenol supplement helped male participants 25-45 years of age with normal erections.