Top Twelve Herbs To Boost Men's Health

 

Top Twelve Herbs To Boost Men's Health

Herbs possess excellent healing powers and have been used since ancient times to boost the health and vitality of men and women both. These herbs are not chemically synthesized unlike other pharmaceutical drugs and supplements, and rarely pose any threat of side effects to one’s health. These herbs can be utilized to achieve good physical strength, improved libido, better mental functionality and relieve stress.

1. Ashwagandha:

  • Known as Withania Somnifera
  • Boosts male vitality
  • Facilitates testosterone production, thus enhancing libido as well
  • Also mentioned in the ancient text of “Kamasutra” as a potent sexual stimulant
  • Well known adaptogen
  • Lowers level of “Cortisol” which is a stress hormone. This hormone is catabolic i.e. it breaks down muscle
  • Thus this herb can help one to gain muscle mass, reduce muscle soreness and have intense sessions at the gym.

2. Astragalus:

  • Known as Astragalus Membranaceus
  • Traditionally used in Chinese culture to cure male infertility
  • Scientifically proven to stimulate sperm motility
  • Helps in balancing male hormones along with glucose levels, opt testosterone level
  • Reverses aging process by facilitating stem cell production in the bone marrow
  • Great immune booster as it increases the production of “Interferon”, which develops resistance to viral infections

3. Gokshura:

  • Known as Tribulus Terrestris
  • Rich in “Saponins”
  • Helps in elevating luteinizing hormone (LH), which results in enhanced testosterone production which in turn increases libido, increases sperm count
  • It is a great bodybuilding and training supplement because of the presence of one steroidal saponin- Protodioscin- also renowned for increasing muscle strength and athletic performance
  • Other benefits of this herb include pain reduction, positive mind, healthy cardiovascular system, and sound sleep.

4. Catuaba Bark:

  • Catuaba is a Guarani word which translates to “what gives strength to the Indian”
  • Amazon’s most famous aphrodisiac
  • Has libido-enhancing properties 
  • Ability to treat erectile dysfunction by widening blood vessels, thus allowing more blood to flow to the penis
  • Also known as Brazilian Viagra, contains “Yohimbine” - an active compound known to stimulate libido
  • Also helps combat fatigue, improve memory and maintain healthy nerves system

5. Brown Rice Protein:

  • Known as Oryza Sativa
  • The body can absorb more amino acids in protein after a workout session, it is an excellent post-workout intake
  • Contains all essential amino acids found in protein
  • Especially contains “Leucine”- an amino acid that reduces degradation of muscle tissue and may decrease the food intake and body weight as well   

6. Damiana:

  • Known as Turnera Diffusa
  • Used by ancient people of South America
  • Consumption of this herb slows down the digestive tract, thus rushing the oxygen to the genital areas which help men to get an erection easily and maintain it for a longer period of time 
  • Increases sensitivity of the genital area, helping to get better sexual stimulation and pleasure
  • Produces a mild euphoric effect on the mind
  • Used as a mood enhancer by Aztecs and Mayans.
  • Enhances stamina and works as a great energy booster 

7. Horny Goat Weed:

  • Known as Epimedium Sagittatum
  • Apart from its funny name, this herb is known to increase libido in both men and women
  • Also used to address erectile function in men
  • Contains a flavonoid called “Icariin”
  • This flavonoid facilitates transmission of Nitric Oxide, the primary chemical compound responsible to transfer an ample amount of blood to the penis tissue
  • Increases circulation of testosterone which, apart from elevating libido, improves the health of prostate resulting in healthy sperm production
  • This herb also helps in increasing lean muscle mass and enhancing stamina & endurance power

8. Mucunna/ Kapikachhu:

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  • Known as Mucuna Pruriens
  • Enhancing the functionality of male reproductive system
  • Increases blood flow to the penis, grows sperm count, enhance libido, strengthens sexual glands
  • Beneficiary for mental health
  • Constituents of a compound called “Levodopa” which is a progenitor to Dopamine, Adrenaline and Noradrenaline
  • Helps in maintaining good mental health by contributing to increased attention span, stress relieving, calmness and motivation

9. Muira Puama:

  • Known as Ptychopetalum
  • Also known as “Potency Wood”, used by Amazonian people to cure age related health conditions
  • Helps to maintain healthy erectile, address libido enhancement in men suffering from fatigue and ageing
  • Contains “Sterols”, the building block of sex hormone testosterone
  • Also used as a stress buster, enhancing nerves system
  • Serves as a good overall health tonic

10. Nettle:

  • Known as Urtica Dioica 
  • Extremely helpful in maintaining healthy prostate
  • As they age, men may get troubled by Benign Prostate Hyperplasia (BPH), resulting in enlargement of the prostate which causes frequent urge to urinate
  • Nettle helps by lowering the enlargement of the prostate, this is because this herb inhibits production of Dihydrotestosterone (DHT)
  • DHT is also responsible for hair loss, thus Nettle prevents hair loss in ageing men 

11. Saw Palmetto:

  • Known as Cucurbita Pepo
  • Also known as “Old man’s best friend”
  • Reduces the secretion of an enzyme called “5-Alpha Reductase” which converts testosterone into dihydrotestosterone
  • While DHT is important for male development, it also causes health problems such as hair loss, Benign Prostate Hyperplasia and hair loss
  • Because this herb keeps a check on DHT level in the body, it helps one to get better libido, healthy body weight and lower hair loss.

12. Tongket Ali:

  • Known as Eurycoma Longifolia
  • Often increasing age in men is associated with decreased level of testosterone, poor libido, more fatigue and mental stress.
  • This condition is also known as “Andopause”
  • It is a very potent herb used to cure ageing health issues in men
  • This compound supports increased libido, better muscle structure, good sperm quality and motility
  • All this is attributed to the production of hormone testosterone which is facilitated by Tongket Ali