It's long been used by the Chinese as an aphrodisiac, but new research claims tablets made from ginseng really can perk up a man's love life.
South Korean study found men with erectile dysfunction improved their
performance in the bedroom after taking the tablets for just a few
weeks. Although some previous studies have suggested ginseng can help tackle impotence, many have been conducted in mice.
The latest research involved more than 100 men who had been diagnosed with erection problems. Impotence affects one in ten men in the UK at some point in their lives. Although
drugs such as Viagra, Cialis and Levitra have revolutionised treatment
in the last ten years, around 30 per cent of men who take them see no
For these men,
the only other options are to inject drugs straight into the penis, or
use a pump that manually increases blood supply to the organ. Neither is very popular.
herbal remedies like ginseng have been touted as alternative
treatments, the evidence to support their use has been lacking. Ginseng is a plant that has been used for thousands of years to bolster overall health.
Source - Daily Mail