Last Modified on Jan 07, 2014
What Is ED?
Erectile dysfunction, or ED, occurs when a man is not able to get or keep an erection that is firm enough for sexual intercourse. Periodic erection issues are not necessarily cause for concern. Erectile dysfunction is typically considered an ongoing problem and may cause stress, relationship issues and diminished self-confidence.
Erectile dysfunction is a very specific disorder that involves definite symptoms. Erectile dysfunction or ED symptoms may include trouble getting an erection, difficulty keeping an erection or reduced sexual desire. Symptoms of erectile dysfunction are consistent and generally persist over time.
Male sexual arousal is a complex issue that involves the interaction of various factors. The brain, hormones, emotions, nerves, muscles and blood vessels all work together to establish a male’s arousal. As such, several factors contribute to erectile dysfunction. Stress and mental health issues can worsen erectile dysfunction as can several physical and psychological issues. However, in most cases erectile dysfunction is caused by a physical issue. Heart disease, clogged blood vessels, high cholesterol, high blood pressure, diabetes, obesity and metabolic syndrome can cause ED. Additionally, Parkinson’s disease, multiple sclerosis, low testosterone and Peyronie’s disease may contribute to the development of ED. Likewise, certain prescription medications, extended tobacco use, alcoholism, treatments for prostate cancer and surgeries and injuries that affect the pelvic area and spinal cord can cause erectile dysfunction. Depression, stress and relational issues may also contribute to erectile dysfunction.
Natural ED Treatment
Several natural treatments for ED have been identified. One of Earth Clinic's most popular ED treatments involves the combination of cayenne pepper and garlic. Additional options include horny goat weed, hawthorn, ginseng and even borax. Apple cider vinegar, gingersnap cookies, grapeseed supplements and cilantro are additional treatment options. While ED often progresses with age, erectile dysfunction does not have to be a way of life. Regular exercise and a healthy diet can prevent a number of the underlying health conditions that cause or contribute to erectile dysfunction.
Continue reading below for an extensive list of remedies and feedback for ED from our Earth Clinic contributors!
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Table of Contents
- QUESTIONS & ANSWERS
- POPULAR REMEDIES
- Apple Cider Vinegar
- Arginine, Horny Goat Weed, Cayenne
- Cayenne and Garlic
- Garlic and Cilantro
- Garlic, Cayenne, Hawthorn, Grapeseed Supplements
- Gingersnap Cookies
- Ginseng and Cayenne
- Korean Ginseng, Chili Peppers, or Mexican Damiana
- Multiple Remedies
- Reader Feedback
- Remedies Needed
Apple Cider Vinegar
[YEA] 11/09/2012: Noelle1000 from Elkhorn, Nebraska, Usa: "Over the last four months, my husband's libido has been decreasing. Maybe not his desire, but certainly his ability to maintain an erection. He was feeling really low and said he didnt feel like a man. I remembered reading many 'Yea' responses on the ACV page regarding the success of this remedy. I have been experimenting with ACV for myself and my dogs (weight loss, allergies, etc... ) and I wanted my husband to try it for his problem. He took a dose of it one night and the next morning, he was very proud of himself that things were 'looking up'. The ACV literally performed a miracle with just one dose. He now takes it daily (and I dont have to deliver it to him any more) and there have been no problems in that department anymore! I also think it has really helped with his allergies AND he's dropped a few lbs without any effort on his part.
EC - Can you please post this under Erectile Dysfunction? Someone had asked about whether ACV works and there are no responses on that particular ailment's page."Replies
02/08/2013: Cujo from Irving, Texas, Usa replies: "Hi Noelle, How much is the dosage (1 tbsp, 2 tbsp...)?
How do you take it (diluted in water, straight up...)?
What is the frequenqy (2x/day, 3x/day, after meals, before meals...)?"
Arginine, Horny Goat Weed, Cayenne
[YEA] 07/20/2009: WS from Costa Mesa, CA: "Erectile Dyfuction: The amino acid Arginine with Horny Goat Weed works. Start out with 2 1000 mg of Arginine and 2 500 mg of HGW daily. Work up to more if necessary. Kick in a little Cayenne for good measures."Replies
[YEA] 07/28/2011: Sarah from Jemison, Al replies: "Try taking 3000 mg. of arginine after supper each night. It has helped my husband tremendously."
11/15/2011: Bond from Methuen, Ma replies: "Just tried p-boost after reading some reviews about it. Worked good but pretty pricey. The trial was free but you have to pay for the shipping which was quick. Anyone know any coupon codes for p-boost.com?"
12/07/2011: Hertsman from Feltham, United Kingdom replies: "To Bond from Methuen. Did you know that p-boost contains Yohimbe. Some very serious side effects associated with Yohimbe. Also when you go to the p-boost website they are very vague about the ingredients, couldn't see no mention of Yohimbe."
12/31/2011: Talibilm from Toronto, Canada replies: "Wikipedia lists the following warnings for Arginine, so I will be scared to use it:
Possible increased risk of death after supplementation following heart attack
A clinical trial found that patients taking an L-arginine supplement following a heart attack found no change in the heart's vascular tone or decrease in the symptoms ofcongestive heart failure (the heart's ability to pump). In fact, six more patients who were taking L-arginine died than those taking a placebo resulting in early termination of the study with the recommendation that the supplement not be used by heart attack patients.  These findings suggest L-arginine is not beneficial post-heart-attack.
Potential medical uses
Lung inflammation and asthma
The Mayo Clinic web page on L-arginine reports that inhalation of L-arginine can increase lung inflammation and worsen asthma. "
10/04/2011: Alex from Dubai, Uae: "Hi, First of all this is an excellent site and has tremendous benefits. I am hooked on it for all my problems.
I need help with ED problem as I have red TED's posts on this website. I am unable to find the suggested Borax or Boron. Is there any alternate for this. I also read about Glycine but please clarify if this has to be taken with borax or it can be taken alone separately.
Please provide your response as this problem is killing my morale and my family is on the verge of breaking. God Bless You. Thanks alot. Alex."
09/29/2011: Alan from Toowoomba, Queensland Australia: "Hi all I went to the Chemist and purchased some Borax and had the intention to start to trial it for my condition of erectile disfunction. When I read the recomended use I realized that the main use for this product is for cleaning blocked drains as such. My question is, is this borax the correct product to ingest as suggested?"Replies
09/30/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "The Borax you have has to be used with caution.. And its for Arthritis. If you lick your finger up to the first joint and put it into the powder, what adheres is dissolved and drunk in an 8 oz. Glass of water... this gives about 9mg of boron which is a theraputic amount for arthritis per day.
The E.D. Is well covered in the E.D. Section. The cayenne and garlic works well."
01/08/2011: D from St Louis, Mo: "Is the Borax people are talking about for remedies for impotence the same as the laundry detergent borax? I assume you are not to take that orally so how would my husband do the whole taking borax thing? We are ready to try anything!!!!"Replies
01/08/2011: Mesem from Toulon, France replies: "Sodium borate from your chemist (pure in powder form). Mix1/4 teaspoon with 1 litre of unchlorinated , sans calcium carbonate water and drink through the day."
01/09/2011: Rob from Manhattan, Ny replies: "I would recommend trying Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Pycnogenol, before resorting to Borax. These will increase blood flow. You can take the Carnitine with Alpha Lipoic Acid for further health benefits. Some take a successful combo of Pycnogenol and L-argnine for erectile dysfunction. see here: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FDN/is_4_8/ai_111304013/
Also, look into some adaptogens like Ashwaganda, or Ginseng, or Rhodiola. To increase testosterone, look into Freeze Dried Stinging Nettle Root, and Tribulus Terrestris... and things will be looking up..:)"
01/13/2011: D from St. Louis, Mo replies: "Thank you! As I said we are willing to try anything!!!! "
04/24/2011: Richardj from Cape Town, South Africa replies: "Hi Ted, I have been taking cayenne pepper with garlic, borax (1/4) teaspoon in a litre of water and havent really found a significant increase in libido or erection strength.
I tired arginine and pygenol and that seems to have a great effect on erections. I'm just curious to know why borax doesnt work for this purpose. Should I take glysine with it?"
04/24/2011: Jay from Orlando, Fl replies: "Go to your local doctor (endocrinologist)who treats hormone therapy. Get a prescription for testosterone cyprionate and inject once a week or as prescribed, You will be running around like an oversexed barnyard rooster in less than a month. TRUST ME I KNOW!!! As a 72 year old I have had to reduce the recommended dosage to 1/4 of the doctor recommended due to the overcharged libido which really becomes a pain in the a*se. Who needs the aggravation of being that obsessed at 72."
09/12/2008: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand: "...Borax or sodium tetraborate hexahydrate, or related name is a boron mineral that is an essential minerals for mammals but are toxic for insects, parasites and hence is used to get rid of parasites and has a unique anti-fungal.
Most reported toxicity is boric acid, which is the acid component of boron, but the sodium borate is an alkaline component so it's toxicity is low. Israel has the world's lowest arthritis and rheumatism because the borax content high in their drinking water is high. Boron deficiency leads to osteoporosis and many problems associated with candida, lichen planus, and the like. I was once chemical industrialist and we used boron compounds added into infant formula and multivitamins to prevent boron deficiency. One of the most unique features of borons is it's toxicity of 2000 mg/kg of LD50 is equivalent toxicity equal to that of sodium chloride, which is salt. The single most unique element is boron I used is to fight against metastatic cancer rather successfully when taken along with two other critical components, lecithin taken before and after every meals, and alkalization also. Boron raises the body's immune system by normalizing the body's hormone system and raises libido and sexual impotence and has some unique viagra like properties in both men and woman. Boron is an essential minerals in stabilizing calcium and magnesium components in the blood. Its anti cancer properties of boron or borax owes it to the fact it can kill fungus, reduce mycotoxins and which is really the cause behind cancer, arthritis, candida, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. It reduces excessive calcification of the pineal gland which is the control center of the biological clock and is used to detoxify or reduce the toxicity of fluoridated water. In fact this is the antidote I used to prevent myself from death of accidental fluoride poisoning during my laboratory work with hydrofluoric acid. I wouldn't be hear typing this post if it hadn't been for borax saving my life on a couple of ocassions. One common poisoning that parents worry is when children eat up the almost most of the toothpaste tube and borax has saved their life. The toxicity of fluoride we used in toothpaste is actually more than 10 times more toxic than borax. Borax toxicity of LD50 is equal to that of Salt, which is safer than some of the pharmaceuticals that is FDA approved. Because of its effectiveness in most remedies, the fact that its an essential mineral and that it has saved my life, boron isn't going to go away that easily. Think of it this way: what happens if your child has accidental fluoride poisoning from toothpaste and doctors say there's nothing you can do about it?
01/02/2009: Nick from DHS, CA replies: "Please tell me how to use Borax"
02/04/2009: Jim from Show Low, AZ replies: "Erectile Dysfunction please tell me how to use the borax . if you posted it i could not find it. thanks great site"
02/10/2009: Jesus Serrano from San Diego, California replies: "Actually, I would like to try the Borax, but publication doesn't say how"
02/21/2009: Chris from Los Angeles, California replies: "This erectile function thing is crushing my soul. Could you please explain more about this borax? Where can I get some to see the effects. Is it available naturally in foods? Does a certain level of sea salt help meet the same requirements? Thank You"
04/09/2009: Jay from Mason, OHIO/Warren replies: "How do you take the borax? You never said how. need answer a.s.a.p thank you"
05/27/2009: Diane from Minneapolis, MN replies: "I read somewhere else on this site that the dosage is 1/4 tsp for adult males and 1/8 tsp for adult females, this you put in a liter (4 cups) of water and sip throughout the day. I got mine from _____. I am trying this with my husband I will give feed back in a couple months because for him this is a has only started recently and I am quite sure he thinks I'm a babe LOL. No I am just taking care of him."
07/28/2009: Raj from Washington, DC replies: "Still waiting to hear from Diane from Minneapolis about her experience with Borax. Also, this is a question for Ted --- How long do you drink Borax in water to get full and lasting benefit?"
[YEA] 12/27/2009: Diane from Minneapolis, Mn replies: "I am giving feedback on the Borax. It works pretty much instantly and impotance did not come back until my husband quit using it. He quits and start on and off because it makes him feel hungry constantly, I have taken it and had the same effect. (I think it may be starving/killing fungus and candida which is telling his body "eat more", just a thought) I feel his impotence is from fungus overgrowth because he has had an itch on his testicles for over five years and things have helped it but it has never gone away completely. We now are going to start bathing in 1c borax every night for a week and then once a week after that. Last night before our 2nd bath I asked him how his itch was and he realized that he had not thought of it all day and when he felt the testie skin the itchy feeling was there but he was amazed at how much less it itched. We decided to bath in it because I read how your can reap the benifits through your pores. I am bathing with him just so he'll remember to do it and yes he still thinks I'm a babe."
12/28/2009: Ted from Bangkok, Thailand replies: "Dear Diane:
I have added one more to help some erectile dysfunction. Borax for some reason is synergistic with another supplement I found by observation, which is glycine. The amino acid tastes sweet, but is ideally taken in the evening. Both the borax and the glycine has similar effects on both men and woman, in terms of sexual dysfunction. Itching testicals is a common problem, and most of that, the most irritating one is actually the fungus or candida issues. Therefore it's best to avoid sugary food, fats and artificial sweeteners. Those top three things worsen the condition. You can also prepare a borax wash in that particular area, if borax runs short. It works too.
The dose for glycine is about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon a day. So its roughly 1000 to 2000 mg of glycine. Gycine is a simple amino acid that seems to help sleep, but also have some positive effects on erectile dysfunction."
01/06/2010: Bill from San Fernando, Philippines replies: "Hi Diane...I had tinea cruris (jock itch -- a very similar problem as your husbands'problem) for seven years before I managed to get rid of it. Although I fully support the borax cure by Ted(I also use borax now for my skin and internally), what cured my jock itch over two years ago was simple Milk of Magnesia(Magnesium Hydroxide in aqueous solution) that everyone uses as a laxative. I used MoM together with athletes foot powder which is basically salicylic acid or salicylate, the same as aspirin. I also alkalyzed heavily -- as per Ted's advice -- using his lemon/lime or ACV sodium bicarbonate remedy as the main cure for my candida problems (athletes foot, eczma, constipation, poor energy etc).
If your husband's impotence is due to candida or fungus, it would really make sense to get rid of the internal fungus first (ie the cause). Here is the regimen I used for alkalyzing:
Alkalyze 2 X per day with one lemon/lime(or 2 X tablespoons ACV) mixed together with a 1/4 to 1/2 tspn Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) mixed in half a glass of water.
I got rid of my persistent jock itch very quickly. During the day I would use the athletes foot powder in my genital area. At night, after my shower I would apply the MoM to the effected parts of my legs and genitals and let it dry(this is very soothing, by the way). I would leave this on all night. A caveat here -- although leaving the MoM all night didn't hurt me, I would leave it on only for about 20 mins (it dries to a dust) then wash it off -- because different people have different sensitivities. I had been using the athletes foot powder already for about a week when I started using the MoM. My jock itch disappeared completely in 2 days after applying the MoM !!
In my research on tinea cruris(jock itch), I found out that this was caused by the same fungus as tinea pedis(athletes foot) which is why I used the athletes foot powder as well.
I cured my jock itch very quickly, but it took about a year of faithful alkalyzing to rid myself of the candida. Also my eczma, psoriasis, constipation etc. -- which I regard as simple external manifestations of my candida -- also completely disappeared. But, I must add that it took about a year of alkalyzing to remove my candida with all problems.
Here is a link to the MoM cures, read Ted's feedback:
I still take Ted's alkalyzing remedies a few times a week even now. I will always use this simple but effective alkalyzing protocol now.
With much grateful thanks to both Ted and Earth Clinic."
11/05/2013: Randy from Al replies: "I keep seeing borax as a suggestion for curing ED. Isn't it curious no one here has mentioned that borax is used to chelate fluoride from the body. I wonder if maybe you could save a step by not drinking fluoride or brushing with fluoridated toothpaste. Isn't it also curious that Viagra and the other pills for ED began to show up in the market not long after they began to fluoridate the water. Think about it. Do the math, check the dates. $$$$"
[YEA] 06/05/2010: Pat from Sudbury, Ontario: "Cayenne pepper - Erectile dysfunction
I have used different herbs that supposedly help with libido and erectile dysfunction or impotence. I have stopped taken these. Well in my case it was a circulation problem. Restore your erectile dysfunction "ED" by taking cayenne pepper. I'm a tall person so I took 4X470mg in capsule format and it restore magically in a few hours some circulation problems. Here are few pointers that cayenne peppers those in general
-Increase circulation throughout the body (including genital area)
-Strengthen the heart
-Regulates the heart beat
-Cleanse the blood vessels of plaque
-Help normalize blood pressure
I will be sticking with cayenne pepper for a little while and see the more benefit of it. Your system hasn't clogged in a day..it took like 10-20-30 years.. so maybe it will take a little time but most likely very little to restore the circulation and erectile problems with hormone message passing through the blood."Replies
[YEA] 02/16/2012: Susie from Hartford, Connecticut replies: "Yeah it works alright! I read comments here and tried to pursued my sweet hubby to try cayenne although he despises anything hot... I suggested DMSO and cayenne applied directly to the big conductor... He reluctantly agreed. Train wreck! I over applied and sent him running for the shower! After I googled a solution... I offered milk and mayo to ease the pain... I felt awful... He may never try my home remedies again..... He came back to bed... Fully dressed in pjs... So I thought our night was over... Twenty minutes later he began to remove clothing... His and mine! I have never felt him so full of life!!!! He remained aroused throughout several posit$&?! This was challenging before cayenne... All I can say is thank you... The transfer of cayenne heat added lots of spice to the end of my evening too, I was ready for ice! Thanks to this great site!!!!!!!"
03/07/2012: Nbs from Slc, Utah, Usa replies: "So how often do you take cayenne? How many capsules a day?"
05/09/2012: Janaki from Perth replies: "@Sussie: U applied it to the big conductor directly? Did it work? Did u not ask ur hubby to take it orally?"
[YEA] 07/04/2012: Wcb from True North, Nwt, Canada replies: "Definite "Yea" here. I started with a bit too much though and it upset my stomach for about an hour, 3 hours after taking it. But the intended effect was unbelievable! I really took it to the limit just to see how many times I could go. 4 times that day and could've gone for more still. This really works but please watch the initial amounts or you will be in the bathroom in pain for a little while.
I started with about 1/2 tsp of 90,000SHU organic cayenne. I will be cutting back to 1/4 or 1/8 tsp and see how it goes."
Cayenne and Garlic
[YEA] 02/11/2008: Stephen from Wichita, Kansas : "Garlic is and has been a miracle cure for a entire host of ailments. Candida, which causes a condition known as candida albacons is caused by the continued use of underarm deoderants, toothpaste, mouth washes, many prescription medications and the list goes on. There are enzymes in the body and its blood supply and organs. The use of the above mentioned products kills the enzyme that would otherwise be present to devour yeast in the body. When this happens, the yeast will over produce and is linked to over 98% of all known cancers (Meaning 100% of all known naturally occurring cancers). The enzymes found in raw garlic replaces the body's naturally occurring enzymes and takes on the role of instantly killing the yeast. When this happens, the bloat in your body will then shrink, you will breath much better, your kidneys will love you for garlic consumption. Your liver gets along with garlic very well as does the heart.
Mixing cayenne pepper with the consumption of raw garlic helps to dialate blood vessels all throughout your body. This combination is extremely effective for impotence. I have learned this information from trial and error and have it down now as a proven fact. ENJOY GODS gift of Garlic."Replies
[YEA] 03/22/2009: EMANUEL from ROSEVILLE, MICHIGAN replies: "IM CURED OF IMPOTENCE AFTER 20 YEARS!!
I started smoking at a early age but quit when i was 19 after smoking for 8 years. I quit but had no idea that i would be suffering from occasional impotence that started in my 20s increased in my thirties & horribly in my forties. I never was a fan of hot or spicy seasoning. But after i read about garlic curing impotence i was willing to give it a shot. But i also combined it with cayenne powder, i took almost a teaspoon of each at about 6pm knowing that i would be making love with wife about 9 pm. Folks i was totally shocked, i havent performed like that since i was 2O & THAT WAS JUST THE FIRST DAY.
The secound day i wanted to try it with two other herbs so i took-2 hawthorne berries capsules- 2 grapeseed seed extract capsules- teaspoon of cayenne pepper & garlic powder (this also i found can be substituted with cayenne capsules & galic capsules from any health store & take 2 of each with the other 2 herbs with juice or water 3 hours before sexual activity! My erections & recovery after orgasms at age 47 great Thank god i suffer no more! ALL 4 HERBS TOGETHER WILL MASTER & DEFEAT ANY TYPE OF ERECTIONAL PROBLEM YOU HAVE WITHOUT THE SIDE EFFECTS YOU GET FROM ED MEDICATION. THANKS FOR STARTING THIS WEBSITE...."
[YEA] 06/09/2009: Carlos from Barcelona, Spain replies: "Hey I dont know how to thank you.I had tried with gingseng and it works but results werent that consistent.One day was hard as a rock the other day not.I must say this cayenne garlic recipe is really THE CURE.I dont know why how can they be many man paying hundreds for viagra or magic formulas. IM 28 its been 10 years I got weak erections. Embarrasing sometimes, most times Im able to have sex and satisfy my partner but its not a rock solid erection.So yesterday I took some green tea, teaspoon of cayenne and teaspoon of garlic. 10 ahours later before going to bed I played a bit with my little friend and I tell you it was hard without making any effort I was standing and its just hard as a rock. I just dont remember when was the last time it got that hard. Thank you so much now I wont be afraid of meeting women. I feel like calling all those girls and prove myself as a man. Now nothing can stop me I got big size and strong erections! I think theres a common problem with many men with big size not able to atain mantain an erection and this is just the answer.If you combine this with ginger and gingseng it may be the strongest afrodisiac ever.Take 1 teaspoon cayenne, 1teaspoon garlic powder, 1teaspoon ginger powder and a bag of gingseng tea. Say goodbye to IMpotence TODAY"
08/11/2009: Craig from Petersburg, Michigan, Usa replies: "How do you use this garlic & cayenne pepper? Do you mix it with something?"
[YEA] 09/08/2009: G-unit from Amsterdam, Holland replies: "I can confirm this recipe gives good wood. What i do is one normal cup of hot water, add 1 teaspoon of regular cayenne powder from the store (not so hot for me as i eat lot of spice) and 1 teaspoon of garlic powder.
Then i add in 5-6 large slices of ginger and steep.
The cayenne and garlic sucks to drink but i like ginger fresh, so that gives it a somewhat pleasant taste.
It really turns up the erection power, but also lasting time!
I found out ginger in it's raw form is a real mucus destroyer. I have been a long time hay fever guy with mucus every day after smoking for 6 years. I take only ginger tea without anything else and man my mucus is cleared up.
I am currently researching into cloves and nutmeg. These both are said to help in premature ejaculation. I don't know if adding in cloves in tea will be beneficial, or if i need a powdered form? Nutmeg is also used in Ayurveda to treat premature ejaculation, but have to watch dosage as it can be a hallucinogen at one tablespoon. I am thinking 1/4 teaspoon, what do you guys think?
Can we experiment?
I am also in the process of trying turmeric/curcumin, the store powder. As it turns out this is real good for the liver, but is also a great natural anti histamine.
I want to try a higher heat unit cayenne pepper like 200.000 heat units, you guys tried this?
Maybe a super cocktail:
1 teaspoon extra hot cayenne pepper, 1 teaspoon garlic powder, 5-6 large slices of ginger, 2-3 cloves, 2-3 cardamon, 1/2 teaspoon coriander seeds, 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg, 1/4 teaspoon turmeric powder
steep in one cup of hot water
perhaps this is the cure all for impotence and premature ejaculation, i know a part of it works for me, please help me test drive so we can share results!"
10/04/2009: Joe from New York, New York replies: "will garlic and cayenne pepper work everytime?"
[SIDE EFFECTS] 11/01/2009: Jimmy from Ft Lauderdale, Fl replies: "I tried the garlic and cayenne today and was only able to tolerate two sips and i was about to vomit. I don't see how some one can digest such a bad tasting drinks. Is it o.k to mix the cayenne with juice and omit the garlic as it is intolerable."
03/01/2010: Yung4evr from Seattle, Washington replies: "I just take a teaspoon of each (cayenne and garlic) and quickly consume with water. Or you can take in a capsule form."
05/02/2011: Gavin from Manganui, Northland, New Zealand replies: "It might be wise to watch the nutmeg it has been said that too much is toxic to the liver. It was quite common in days gone by to take it for its euphoric qualities, especialy by minstrals in the middle ages."
10/15/2011: Nohard from Aristomenis, Greece replies: "I've just started cayenne treatment today for ED, I've ground down some of my own cayenne grown here in Greece, these some I mixed with tomato puree and olive oil, I found this very easy to take, if you want cayenne and garlic the choice is yours you can either mix in some garlic powder or mix in some fresh minced garlic, this will keep in the fridge for weeks, I know this because I keep a mix of chilli, garlic, tom puree and olive oil to have on toast with chesse, then melted a great way to start the day.
I'm taking this in a hope it will help with the DHEA I've been taken for ED, DHEA has really helped but I still need a boost for erections and some good ones will help."
[YEA] 04/02/2013: Sam from Austin, Texas replies: "YEA! I have only tried it once but am astonished at how well it worked. I hate taking the perscription meds. I have suffered with this condition since I was a young man. I am otherwise healthy. I took both garlic and cayenne in capsule form. One 500 mg capsule of each with dinner."
[NAY] 05/09/2013: Jon Boy from Reading, Pennsylvania replies: "Garlic and cayenne does not work. Me and 5 other guys been doing this concoction for 7 days now. All we got is heartburn and the diarrhea. These mixtures are good for nothing but cleaning out the digestive system."
Garlic and Cilantro
[YEA] 01/03/2011: Lily from Algiers, Algeria: "Few years ago my husband started suffering from ED. He is 47 years old. Two months ago he started taking garlic (3 to 4 gloves) crushed with cilantro he add some olive oil and salt for taste. He is taking the garlic to lower his cholesterol but he has this good side effect he no longer suffer from ED!"
Garlic, Cayenne, Hawthorn, Grapeseed Supplements
[NAY] 05/13/2010: Janus from Mobile, Al: "I tried the Garlic / cayenne / hawthorne berry and grapeseed extract, all in supplement form, to help my impotence problem. I thought I was going to die. Approximately 30 minutes after I took the cocktail, I started cramping and broke out in a cold sweat.
Fortunately, it passed after a short while. But there was no positive outcome for me."
02/06/2011: Faithinhealing from Forest Park, Ohio replies: "HAWTHORN and CAYENNE are antiparasitical so they were killing off the BAD bacteria in your stomach. It is die off and you probably should have decreased the dose and continued the treatment!"
[YEA] 12/22/2013: Anonymous : "Gingersnap Cookies for ED!! My husband has a much better erection if he eats these store bought gingersnap cookies the day before. There are two brands he likes. One has cayenne in it, but I don't know which one does it. Nutmeg makes him more amorous."
Ginseng and Cayenne
[YEA] 02/01/2009: Carlos from barcelona, spain: "gingseng and cayenne peper for male Impotence:
ok Im young and big size around 8inch.I ve had impotence episodes with women. It gets too heavy to maintain after few second of achieving an erection blood seemed to leave my penis and it got soft. Even masturbating. I started researching online and I gotta tell u all theres a cure..in fact there are many of them but Im gonna talk about the one that prove to work with me and its also the cheapest.
Dont spend your money in pills and stimulants its all about blood flow.
NUMBER 1 Go to a chinese store and buy koren gingseng tea, its very cheap.
NUMBER 2 buy dried cayenne pepper for cooking, yeah red cayenne peper.
NUMBER 3 eat something.Warm the gingseng tea, make like 3 or 4 bags of tea. Swallow many dried cayenne fruits with the tea.not more than 10 aprox
ok now wait for like 1 or 2 hours and play with your little friend.Then come back here and share the results with others, help all those men that are afraid of inviting a woman to come over. I was...not anymore, it cant be cheaper and healthier.
You can also try garlic and Ive heard tribulus is good but expensive.Ive tried gingo biloba and saw no effect. Nothing like gingseng and cayenne combination. Let me know how it works for you!"
[YEA] 10/18/2009: Sandra from Calera, Al: "Around age 48 my husband started experiencing erectile dysfunction. The doctor gave him Viagra, but he really didn't like taking it. It didn't even work every time. He had his testosterone levels checked and started taking testosterone shots. This helped a great deal, but he still experienced problems at times. The doctor put him on blood pressure medication which caused more problems in the sexual department. After doing alot of research on the internet, my husband started taking hawthorn berry. After he had taken it for awhile, he was able to come off of the high blood pressure medicine. He does not experience erectile dysfunction any more. Hawthorn Berry has been a tremendous blessing for us!"
[YEA] 07/21/2008: Tom from Manhattan, NY: "Being in my early 50's I've experienced a significant decrease in my libido over the past several years. Various factors can be attributed to it, age & increased stress, etc. Although a part of me doesn't miss the added distraction of testosterone, I decided to experiment with many different natural enhancers. Most have a general stimulating "edgy" effect which I don't care for. I recently started taking Hydrilla for an occasional food based Calcium and a surprising side effect has been with my libido. More so with erectile dysfunction than enhanced desire. It is considered a nuisance weed, but it is loaded with minerals, so it probably had something my body was lacking. It has a calming (calcium) effect as well."
EC: More information about Hydrilla on Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Hydrilla
[QUESTION] 02/01/2009: Rob from Detroit, MI replies: "Where did you buy Hydrilla?"