The social stigma attached to erectile dysfunction is too strong that men suffering from the disorder prefer not to discuss it. The embarrassment and humiliation severely impact men’s psychological and emotional aspects, which often lead to poor self-esteem. Although impotence is curable, it can still affect one’s relationship negatively.
Even with the advent of the anti-impotence drug, some men still prefer the natural way. It is convenient and easily accessible compared to pharmaceutical drugs. Most of all, natural remedies are way cheaper and skips the hassle of obtaining a doctor’s prescription.
According to studies, green tea for one reduces impotence and erectile dysfunction. It is rich in catechins, an antioxidant that helps improve blood flow to your body and penis. Another study from Boston University found out that continuous drinking of green tea can lower the risk of erectile dysfunction (1).
What Is Green Tea?
Green tea is made of unoxidized leaves harvested Camellia Sinensis plant. Camellia Sinensis originated from China and was first discovered in India (2).
Green tea is widely grown in other parts of Asia, New Zealand, and in the United States of America. It is one of the most consumed and considered of the “healthiest drinks” today (3).
Green tea offers a multitude of benefits to the human body. Research shows it aids in lowering cholesterol, stabilize blood sugar for people diagnosed with diabetes, and clears skin. It also has an L-theanine compound that promotes relaxation.
What Is the Relationship Between Green Tea and Erectile Dysfunction?
The L-Theanine compound found in green tea enhances mood to certain parts of the nervous system, which triggers sexual desire. It also promotes focus and alertness (4).
Penis erection requires good blood flow, so long term consumption of green tea prevents cardiovascular diseases. Food or drinks rich in antioxidants increase blood flow and improve erectile response.
Green tea mixed with ginseng is said to be effective in enhancing erection. In 2002 a Korean study showed that drinking 900 mg of Korean ginseng thrice a day for eight consecutive weeks improves erection.
Drinking green tea with ginseng may have a significant role in improving erection. However, no matter how many times one will drink green tea in a day, it still boils down to discipline and lifestyle.
Erectile dysfunction is caused by several factors: age, lifestyle, pre-existing medical conditions, anxiety, depression, stress, and many others.
Pharmaceutical drugs and natural remedies like green tea works best if paired with lifestyle change. It is highly recommended to minimize or eliminate alcohol intake, tobacco, or cigarette smoking. Lifestyle change includes eating healthy food, losing excess weight, and getting enough rest.
With a healthy lifestyle comes a healthy body and mind. A relaxed mind promotes calmness and focus. Most of all, when you have erectile dysfunction, it is best to consult with your doctor.
Your doctor can prescribe a medication that will help you manage your sexual dysfunction problem. With medicines and fit lifestyle, erectile dysfunction is definitely manageable so that you can have a more meaningful sex life.