Today, many people prefer to use herbal medicines simply because they exert greater benefits at low doses, low costs and are relatively safer compared to the allopathic medical drugs. Like almost any other disease or disorder, herbs have played a significant role in prostate, erectile and other diseases treatments for years.

The following herbs or herbal supplements are frequently used to improve prostate health and function:

Maca (Lepidium meyenii)

Maca is a well-known herb that grows in the Andes Mountains of South America. The specific effects of Maca on male reproductive health are numerous, ranging from increased testosterone to enhanced libido and even increased intensity of penile erections. The latest updates on the effectiveness of Maca highlight its markedly enhanced effectiveness when its daily consumption through a herbal supplement form.

The sexual potential of Maca: There have been various theories that attempt to explain the sexual benefits of Maca. According to some nutritionists, Maca exerts its high male potency effects due to its own high content of ‘natural amino acids’ which not only play a vital role in the production and synthesis of ‘testosterone’, the most important male sex hormone but are also crucial for the normal growth of development of all body tissues including those of penis.

Is Maca Safe? To date, no related side effects have been shown even after the daily consumption of Maca in the form of natural supplements.

Maca benefits: Despite all of its sex relation potential, aphrodisiac potential, and erection-boosting capabilities, the fact is that Maca only gives you a short term solution of the problems such as unsatisfied sex, weak erections or male impotency. Accordingly, for the best and speedy results, you need something that will not only solve your short term problems but will also empower you with a stronger penis so that you won’t need to take a pill each time you want to have sex.

Study with 50 participants

Saw palmetto (Serenoa repens)

Saw palmetto has scientifically proved and documented prostate-specific properties. It is widely used in many Asian, African and European countries to treat BPH and prostatitis because of the presence of sterols and free fatty acids as its major constituents. Initial studies suggest that the effectiveness of saw palmetto may be similar to that of the pharmaceutical drugs used to treat BPH such as Finasteride.

Study with 50 participants

Pollen Extract: Cernilton

Pollen extract is traditionally collected from the flowers of various plant types and it contains carbohydrates, fat, protein, vitamins, and minerals. The particular pollen extract named cernilton has been suggested to benefit a variety of urological conditions including chronic prostatitis. It is believed that cernilton’s potent anti-inflammatory properties and potential in treating symptomatic relief of urinary pain and dysfunction often present in both CP/CPPS and BPH is responsible for its potential use in chronic prostatitis.

Study with 139 participants

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo Biloba is probably the most popular herb in the market as of now, with the majority of men’s health supplements packed to the brim with it. This herb is meant to improve the circulation of blood to the penis, which is the whole process of physically getting an erection anyway. This herb also fights off depression, which is one of the main things that can also affect a man’s performance in bed.

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Muira Puama (Ptychopetalum olacoides)

This herb is also a popularly used herb in men’s health supplements. What a lot of people don’t know is that it has actually shown signs of improving sexual health in females as well as males. This is the reason why this herb is becoming more and more widely used as an ingredient in herbal supplements for sexual health. For men, this targets the sex drive, increasing it to a higher level, as well as helps maintain erections for a longer period of time.

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Tribulus has been shown to improve the fertility and virility of men, having been tested on people will problems that are not just related to age but to the inner workings of the body. Impotence can affect the sexual performance of a man mainly through psychological aspects, basically making a man feel helpless because of the loss of his virility, which can then psych him out and affect his performance in bed.

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Other herbs

Some of the other time-tested and recommended botanical for the health of your prostate include Epimedium Sagittatum, Tongkat Ali, Flaxseed, Cordyceps and Ginseng. All of these ingredients enjoy a long history of successful use for enhancing sexual performance and are known to produce throbbing blood flow to the penis that results in improved sexual control and stamina.


All in all, despite all the advancements in science and medical research, the irony of the fact is that the medical profession still does not really know how to improve your prostate health and function in a safe and natural way. This inability to “cure” often leads to frustration for both patients and doctors and yet opens new horizons for the holistic side of therapy and alternative medicine.

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