ERECTILE DISFUNCTION

ESSENTIAL OILS

Sandalwood. Can balance testosterone levels; acts as a natural aphrodisiac.

Patchouli. Stimulates hormones and helps increase libido or sex drive.

Ylang Ylang. Widely used as a natural impotence remedy to help increase libido.

Jasmine and Rose. Natural aphrodisiacs; increase arousal and elevate mood.

Research
Compared with a placebo, jasmine oil caused significant increases of physical signs of arousal in a study conducted in healthy adult women. Subjects in the jasmine oil group also rated themselves as more alert and more vigorous than subjects in the control group.

Home Remedy
Invigorating Men’s Cologne. Mix 5 drops of sandalwood oil, 5 drops of bergamot oil, 2 drops of cedarwood oil and 1⁄2 pint (300 milliliters) of 70 percent alcohol or vodka in a glass roll-on tube or glass cologne spray bottle and apply it to smell great and boost libido.

Background
Erectile dysfunction (ED), also known as impotence, occurs when a man can't get or keep an erection firm enough for sexual intercourse. Recent studies suggest that approximately 10 percent of men aged 40 to 70 have severe or complete erectile dysfunction, defined as the total inability to achieve or maintain erections sufficient for sexual performance. An additional 25 percent of men in this age category have moderate or intermittent erectile difficulties, meaning they are able to achieve an erection but cannot maintain it. Causes of erectile dysfunction may be physiological or psychological. Common causes include low levels of testosterone, certain medications, poor diet, underlying illnesses, fatigue, stress, depression or heavy metal poisoning.

Suggested Supplements

» L-arginine. Helps with blood vessel dilation and improves blood flow. Take 1,000 milligrams twice daily.

» Vitamin D3. Supports hormone and testosterone production. Take 5,000 milligrams once or twice daily.