Erectile dysfunction: A review and herbs used for its treatment

Ashwin Saxena, Pawan Prakash, Mayur Porwal, Neeraj Sissodia, Pravesh Sharma


Erectile dysfunction (ED) or male impotence is defined as the inability to have or sustain an erection long enough to have a
meaningful sexual intercourse. ED tends to occur gradually until the night time or early morning erections cease altogether or are
so flaccid that successful intercourse does not occur. Sexual health is an important determinant of quality of life. Today, millions of men, young and old, suffer from ED due to high levels of synthetic hormones (known as Xenoestrogens) in our diet/environment; nutritionally imbalanced diet resulting from poor quality of produces; and extremely low levels of testosterone. To overcome the problem of sexual (or) ED various natural aphrodisiac potentials are preferred. The present review discusses about aphrodisiac potential of plants, its biological source, common name, part used and references, which are helpful for researchers to develop new
aphrodisiac formulations.
Key words: Aphrodisiac, erectile dysfunction, Phosphodiesterease

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