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. 2017 Apr;6(2):167-175.
doi: 10.21037/tau.2017.04.04.

Asian Herbals and Aphrodisiacs Used for Managing ED

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Asian Herbals and Aphrodisiacs Used for Managing ED

Peter H C Lim. Transl Androl Urol. .
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Abstract

In the East, many herbal tonics and preparations are used to assist the aging male improve his sexual drive or ability to perform penetrative sex by increasing sexual stimulation, erectile, ejaculatory, orgasmic and other responses for sexual function and satisfaction. The herbs and tonics act as or as "pick-me-ups" and energizing tonics which help the tired and fatigued male and those with sexual asthenia. The myths and realities concerning Tongkat Ali, sea horse, cobra meat and blood, animal penises and testicles amongst many other herbs and portions for oral intake or local application used by traditional "medical" practitioners and village doctors will be discussed.

Keywords: Asian; aphrodisiacs; erectile dysfunction (ED); herbals; myths & facts.

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Conflicts of Interest: The author has no conflicts of interest to declare.

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Action sites.
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Penis soup.
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Cobra meat.
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Figure 4 Ginkgo biloba.
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Ginseng.
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Seahorse.
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Tongkat Ali.
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Gambir Sarawak.
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Horny goat weed.
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Ostrich penis.
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Cow penis powder.

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    1. Better sex naturally by Chris D Meletis, Dean of Medical Affairs, Chief Medical Officer, National College of Naturopathic Medicine.
    1. Chinese Herbal Medicine by Wong Kang Ying and Martha Dahlen 1999ISBN 962-7316-02-4; Publ Wokman Press, Hong Kong, 1994.
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    1. PDR Herbal and Nutritional Supplement editions. 2002, 2003.

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