Organic Herbs for Men

There are quite a few organic herbs for men that produce a variety of benefits when taken in supplement form. However, since the U.S. Food and Drug Administration does not authorize herbal supplements, it is a good idea to check with your doctor before taking them. That said, many of these herbal treatments have been used by native peoples for hundreds or even thousands of years.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba supplements are obtained from the ginkgo biloba tree and are used to increase circulation in the penis, helping to prevent impotence. Supplements are taken daily in dosage amounts ranging from 120 to 240 mg a day. Ginkgo leaves contain flavonoids, glycosides and terpenoids that produce the effects.

St. John's Wort

St. John's wort is an herb used to not only treat depression symptoms, but to increase human growth hormone. This causes an increase in muscle mass in the body. It does this by making the pituitary gland produce norepinephrine, which in turn creates the growth hormone.

Saw Palmetto

A native plant of Florida, saw palmetto is used to treat problems with the prostate gland by strengthening the bladder and regulating hormones that enlarge the prostate. It contains beta sitosterol, which regulates testosterone. Saw palmetto also acts as a diuretic, which keeps the urinary system functioning and flushes out bacteria.

Ashwaganda

Ashwaganda, an Indian herb also known as Indian ginseng, is taken to increase a man's energy and sexual stamina and reduce stress that might cause premature ejaculation. Ashwaganda is in the same family as the tomato plant and has been used in traditional Indian medicine for over 2,500 years.

Maca Root

Maca root grows in the Andes Mountains in Peru and Bolivia and has been used for hundreds of years as a food, but it also contains the chemical p-methoxybenzyl isothiocyanate, which is an aphrodisiac. In men, it produces testosterone that increases libido, stamina and production of sperm. This herb is also called Peruvian ginseng.

Red Clover

Red clover is in the same category as the pea plant. As a supplement, red clover is used to prevent an enlarged prostate by stopping testosterone from converting into dihydrotestosterone or DHT, which may cause the prostate to enlarge.