The best home remedies for erectile dysfunction

If you’ve experienced ED you might be looking for treatments to ensure that you can reduce the risk of it happening again. As well as popular medications like tadalafil, there are a number of home remedies that you can try.

Healthy diet and exercise

One way to help prevent and reduce ED is to have a healthy, low fat diet. As well as helping to lose weight which is a another risk factor for ED, a diet rich in vegetables, fruit and grains can help reduce the likelihood of ED.

Studies have also shown that exercise can also help with ED. Again exercising that contributes to weight loss is factor but also exercise is good for reducing stress and anxiety, which is also often a contributor to ED.  Aerobic exercise can also help improve blood flow which is the main cause of ED (restricted blood flow).

Try acupuncture

Some studies have shown that acupuncture can improve erections. Although results are mixed, having acupuncture; where needles are placed on pressure points around the body, has shown to help.

It’s important that you always choose a licensed acupuncturist and have a consultation before you have treatment.

Drink pomegranate juice

Pomengranate juice contains antioxidants which help prevent atherosclerosis. Atherosclorosis is a clogging of the arteries, and this restricts the blood flow to the penis which can cause ED.

Watermelon is also rich in antioxidants, so if you prefer watermelon juice you could try that instead!

Take Red ginseng

A number of studies on Red Ginseng show promise in it’s ability to treat ED. One reason for this seems to be that the herb has an anti-inflammatory action and can improve blood flow, again which can help with erections.

With supplements, it’s important to check they won’t interact with any other medication you take, so check them out with a doctor.


Dehydroepiandrosterone or DHEA is a natural hormone that the body uses to make testosterone. Some studies show that DHEA has an effect on the female libido and male ED. However it’s important to see a doctor, as taking DHEA isn’t always suitable.


L-arginine is an amino acid that exists in your body. It makes nitrous oxide, which is what you need for an erection as nitrous oxide helps relax the blood vessels and allows the blood to flow to the end of the penis to create an erection.

Studies have shown that L-arginine has significantly improved sexual function.