Herbs for Men's Health

Saw palmetto (Seronoa repens) is the seed of a palm tree that has been well researched in clinical trials. It is classified as a food supplement and can be taken throughout the older years both as a preventative and as a treatment.

Cornsilk (Zea mays) is a soothing supplement that calms the irritation associated with enlarged prostate and helps restore normal urination. It soothes the urinary tract an can help to alleviate the pain and discomfort associated with urinary tract infections (UTIs).

Uva ursi (Uva-ursi arctostaphylos) or bearberry is traditionally used by herbalists to treat urinary tract infections.

Marshmallow (Althaea officinalis) root helps to soothe mucous membranes especially in the gut and urinary tract.

Ginseng (American/ Korean: Panax ginseng and Siberian: Eleutherococcus senticosus) is a herbal supplement that supports the adrenal system and can help to improve energy and vitality levels.

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) improves blood flow through the brain which is why it is of interest as a supplement to ward of senile dementia and Alzheimers. It also improves problems caused by restricted blood flow, called artherosclerosis like poor circulation, impotence.

Damiana (Turnera diffusa) has a wide range of uses from reducing impotence in men, low libido in women, constipation, depression, nervous disorders, dyspepsia and reducing blood sugar. It can be taken as a tea. Avoid strong doses as it can cause headaches.

Kola nut (Cola nitida) contains caffeine and is used in traditional herbal blends and pills to provide energy and vitality, especially in older men. It is used to treat fatigue and debility.

Epimedium (spp. mainly Epimedium grandiflorum) is a PDE-5 inhibitor which is what sildenafil is based on. It is nowhere near the same strength and can be taken as a daily supplement rather than as a one shot wonder.

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Saw Palmetto

Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens) berries are used to check prostate enlargement as you age.

Don't struggle alone

If you have chronic health problems, we advise you to see a medical herbalist at Napiers or through the  National Institute of Medical Herbalists

Corn Silk

Corn silk reduces the urge to urinate and alleviates the pain and discomfort of urinary tract infections & prostate problems.

Ginkgo biloba

Ginkgo (Ginkgo biloba) improves the blood flow in your arteries & capillaries throughout your body.

Epimedium ©SPFL Wikipedia

Most species of epimedium (Epimedium grandiflorum and Epimedium sagittatum are the most common) contain icariin which like sildenafil is a PDE-5 inhibitor, but weaker.

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