If you’re mulling about using Ginseng to improve sexual health and performance in bed, don’t think twice.
It is safe to use and has been in use for many years to improve overall health. It has been used to enhance immune system functions, fight off diseases and combat stress.
Asian Red Ginseng, in particular, has been used for diabetes, unclear thinking and male erectile dysfunction.1
The largest producers of Ginseng are China, Korea, Canada, and the United States. In 2013, sales reached $2 billion, half of which came from South Korea.
Strategies Used for Erectile Dysfunction (ED)
Psychological and physiological problems can cause ED. Physiological causes include heart disease, nerve damage and diabetes.
Even with the use of Asian Red Ginseng, one who is suffering from ED should implement lifestyle changes.
Losing weight, stopping the use of alcohol, quitting smoking and regular exercise must be implemented together with the use of ginseng.
But the combination of ginseng and lifestyle changes does not guarantee quick results and for people who are in a hurry to perform hotly in bed again, this may not be the best solution.
Using drugs may be the faster way for these people, as ED medications are designed to immediately act on blood vessels to dilate them and allow more blood flow to the penile region.
But everyone knows the side effects associated with medications. If a person is already aging, he must be careful when using medicines for ED. The side effects may aggravate his other health conditions associated with aging.
Even with the use of Asian Red Ginseng, there are precautions.
Though it is known to have a good safety profile, people are warned not to chronically use ginseng. Headaches, insomnia and digestive problems have been observed with chronic use.
Adverse effects have also been noted with people using the blood thinner warfarin. The same goes with people using imatinib and phenelzine.
Asian Red Ginseng Health Benefits
According to health experts who have spent time studying ginseng, research has shown that it can:
- Improve cardiovascular functions and heart health
- Treat diabetes
- Boost the immune system
- Increase energy
- Decrease stress
- Treat impotence
Sexual Health Effects on Men and Women – Studies
A study conducted among males in Korea showed evidence for ginseng as a viable treatment for erectile dysfunction.1
About 60 percent of the participants reported improvements in their ED symptoms. Those who used ginseng in the study took 900 milligrams of it, three times a day in a period of eight weeks.
Another study suggested the possibility that ginseng may also be effective in improving sexual functioning among menopausal women.
Participants in this study reported no experiences of side effects from the use of the herb.