Millions of men around the world are suffering from the effects of erectile dysfunction. It causes difficulty to achieve or keep an erection during sexual performance as well as reduced sexual desire.

In the U.S., up to 30 million men are estimated to have the condition, according to Healthline. Many erectile dysfunction treatments are already available in the market, including prescription drugs and implants.

Some patients may be required to undergo a surgery to treat the condition. But for those hesitant to take drugs, there are natural ways to treat erectile dysfunction. 

1. Acupuncture

It has been known to have a number of health benefits. Many studies showed that acupuncture could also improve the quality of erections and restore sexual activity of men. 

2. Herbal Viagra

There are already several studies suggesting the benefits of using panax ginseng, also known as red ginseng. In a review of seven studies of red ginseng and ED in 2008, researchers found that taking the “herbal Viagra” at dosages ranging from 600 to 1,000 milligrams three times daily could help reduce the effects of erectile dysfunction.

3. Rhodiola rosea

A study suggested that the herb, if taken at 150 to 200mg a day for three months, could help improve sexual function. Rhodiola rosea has been found to boost energy and reduce fatigue.

4. L-arginine

An amino acid naturally present in the body, L-arginine helps produce nitric oxide, which relaxes blood vessels. The increase in nitric oxide has been effective for erection and healthy sexual functioning.

5. DHEA

Dehydroepiandrosterone (DHEA) is a natural hormone from the adrenal glands. Scientists previously found that DHEA can be converted to both estrogen and testosterone in the body to treat ED.

6. Yohimbe

It is a supplement produced from the bark of the African yohimbe tree. In some studies, the drug helped promote better sexual performance.

However, the American Urological Association said that further studies are required before recommending yohimbe as an ED solution due to potential side effects. 

Before taking any product, may it be natural or manufactured, it is important to see an expert to check one’s condition and to get clinical recommendations to avoid further damage to health.