Remedies for the Male Reproductive System

Key Herbs

The following are key herbs for the male reproductive system. They act as hormonal for the male hormones, aphrodisiacs and tonics to the male reproductive organs.

Eleuthero (Siberian Ginseng)

Usage: This herb, used as a less expensive substitute for panax ginseng (American, Chinese o Korean), has been found to have some adaptogenic properties of its own. It not only helps the body cope better with stress, it increases stamina and endurance, stimulates the brain to improve concentration and stimulates male hormone production.
As a general tonic take 1-2 capsules 2-3x daily.

Comments: Russian researchers have found many positive benefits of this herb as a general tonic to promote endurance and good health.

Warnings
: Not recommended for acute diseases, high fever, severe inflammations, hyperactivity or extreme, nervous anxiety.


Korean and American Ginseng
Usage: As a daily tonic for strengthening sexual hormones, improving resistance and stamina, use 1-3 capsules per day.
For acute stress take 3-6 capsules per day.
For chronic weakness and immune deficiency, use 2-5 capsules per day.
Combines well with other sweet tonics, such as gotu kola, licorice, kelp, etc.
Can be used by women as well as men.

Comments: Ginseng is one of the most highly prized herbs in the world. The older roots are considered more beneficial and may draw extremely high prices in the marketplace.

Warnings: Has no toxic effects but is counterindicated in acute diseases, high fevers or inflammation.

Damiana
Historical uses: Aphrodisiac, cough, estrogen-low, fatigue, female problems, frigidity, hormonal imbalance, hot flashes, impotency, infertility, kidney diseases, Lou Gehrig's disease, nerve-loss of, PMS, prostate-inflammation of, sex drive-increase.

Usage: As a sexual stimulant use 2 capsules w/2 meals.
May either lower or raise blood pressure.
Comments: Damiana may work by irritating the urinary tract during elimination.

Warnings: Not to be used when a person is emaciated, weak or experiencing inflammation.


Saw Palmetto
Historical uses: Breasts-enlarged, diabetes, glandular weakness, hormone imbalance, prostate problems, reproductive organ weakness, throat troubles, thyroid-low, weight gain.
Usage: For prostate enlargement and urinary problems in men, 2 capsules w/3 meals. Combines well with echinacea and many kidney herbs.

Comments: Known as the "old man's friend." A drug for treating prostate enlargement has been extracted from this plant.

Sarsaparilla
Usage: This is also a valuable male hormonal.


Major Formulas

The following are major herbal formulas for the male reproductive system. Suggested meanings for the letters in the formula names are given in parenthesis () after the trade name.

PS-II
(Prostate--Stan Malstrom)

Ingredients: Black cohosh, licorice, kelp, gotu kola, golden seal, capsicum fruit, ginger, dong quai.
Body systems: Male glands, prostate, circulation, adrenals, thyroid.
Properties: Anti-inflammatory, diuretic, hormonal, stimulant.
Usage: For prostate enlargement and urinary problems in men, use 2-3 capsules 3x daily.



P-X
(Prostate - Dr. Christopher)

Ingredients: Cedar berries, golden seal, capsicum, parsley, ginger, Siberian ginseng, uva ursi, queen of the meadow, marshmallow.
Historical uses: Edema, kidney problems, impotency, prostate problems, urinary infection.
Usage: For prostate enlargement and urinary problems in men, use 2 capsules 3x daily. Can also be used for diabetes and kidney/bladder infections-use 2-3 capsules 3x daily with plenty of water.

Warnings: Not recommended for hypoglycemics.


Ingredients: Siberian ginseng, echinacea, saw palmetto berries, gotu kola, damiana, sarsaparilla, horsetail, garlic bulb, capsicum fruit, chickweed.
Historical uses: Aging, anorexia, aphrodisiac-general, chronic weakness, endurance-lack of, fatigue, frigidity, hormone imbalance, hot flashes, impotency, infertility, menopause, night sweats, nocturnal emission, senility, sex drive-increase, urine-turbid.

Usage: This formula helps to stimulate the sex drive.
As a tonic to the male/female glands for frigidity, impotency and loss of sex drive take 1-2 capsules 2-3x daily. It can also be used for hormonal imbalances in the reproductive system and for infertility.
As a glandular tonic use 1 capsule 3x daily.



Men's Formula
Ingredients: Pygeum extract, saw palmetto extract, stinging nettle extract, zinc.
Usage: This formula contains standardized extracts of two herbs that have been shown to reduce prostate enlargement, pygeum and saw palmetto. Zinc is also critical to male glandular function.
For prostate enlargement and urinary problems in men, use 3 capsules in the morning and 3 capsules in the evening.

Other Supplements


The following supplements found in the General Nutrition section are also useful for the male reproductive system.

Maca
Nourishes Male and Female Reproductive system
Enhances mental and physical strength
Promotes stamina
Reduces fatigue



Zinc

Usage: This mineral is critical to male reproductive function.

Zinc is lost because of erection and ejaculation and must be replaced.