An estimated one-third of U.S. men ages 18-59 are affected by premature ejaculation (PE), which makes it twice as prevalent as erectile dysfunction. Luckily, there are currently no prescription therapies approved in the U.S. to treat PE, a situation that prompts men to look for natural solutions .
Among natural treatments for PE are Asian and Indian Ayurvedic herbs that have been used to treat PE for thousands of years. Ayurveda is the ancient Indian form of medicine that has stood the test of time and is still being practiced in India today. It was developed about 5,000 years ago.
According to Ayurveda, PE is due to the aggravation of vata, one of the three doshas or constitutional directions. Vata is characterized by qualities of quickness and increased sensitivity to the sense of touch, giving a predisposition toward quicker ejaculation. When vata is increased, sex cannot be sustained and PE is common.
Herbs that Are Used to Prevent and Treat Premature Ejaculation
This berry is a famous herb in the East that was once consumed by Chinese royalty and Taoist masters. It has been used since the beginning of Chinese civilization. It is said to be an excellent sexual tonic when consumed regularly. People who have experienced schizandra say it increases sexual endurance, relieves sexual fatigue, and increases the sexual staying-power of men. It is respected as a tonic herb in the same class with Ginseng.
This is a yang tonic herb that is used to enhance sexual and overall energy. It is routinely used to strengthen male functions. Its benefits include preventing nocturnal emissions and premature ejaculations.
This seed is commonly used to strengthen the uro-genital functions such as impotence, premature ejaculation, frequent urination and leukorrhea.
This herb comes in a powdered form. It is well-known in Singapore and Malaysia. When applied to the surface of the penis, it results in prolonged erection and declining premature ejaculation.
This principal herb in the system of Ayurvedic medicine goes back more than 2,500 years. It is classified as an adaptogen, a substance that provides energy, and facilitates the body’s ability to handle stress and relieve fatigue.
It is a primary herbal treatment for low sex drive and has long been used to increase sexual stamina and lessen the frequency of premature ejaculation. It needs to be taken at least one week for effects to start. The Kama Sutra mentions use of this herb to enhance the sexual experience.
Bala (Sida cordifolia)
One of the best rejuvenative tonic herbs for vata, Bala means “strength” in Sanskrit. It helps to correct disorders related to deficiency of the body and mind.
It has a tonic action upon both the male and female reproductive systems, and is very effective in restoring sexual stamina.
When taken internally or massaging its oil onto the penis, it can significantly improve tone and help prevent premature ejaculation.
Yoga asanas or poses are also used to treat PE. In particular, the bow, fish and camel poses are recommended, as well as the elevated lotus and the vajrasana or thunderbolt pose.
“Premature ejaculation can have a powerful negative impact on the emotional and sexual lives of men and their partners,” says Professor Stanley E. Althof, Ph.D., at the Center for Marital and Sexual Health of South Florida. “Recently, the international sexual health community agreed that PE should be defined as ejaculation occurring within approximately one minute of penetration that causes the patient distress.”
Many of the herbs mentioned above are available online.