Phytotherapy in the complex treatment of ED can be used. Some herbs help to enhance the effect of medications and conservative therapy in General. For example, St. John's wort is very useful for men.
The plant contains components that have a positive effect on erectile function, libido, hormonal balance, metabolic processes, functionality of the prostate and even the immune system.
Of St. John's wort can prepare as a tea, decoction or alcoholic infusion. Consider the beneficial properties of plants and find out how to produce therapeutic drugs from him.
It is known as the main herbal anti-depressant. Applied is a perennial herb in the treatment of ulcers, gastritis, prostatitis, cystitis. St. John's wort is especially important for men: it is also known as one of the main natural means of increasing male potency.
Medicinal substances contained in the grass
St. John's wort has a therapeutic effect because it contained natural active substances. The main ones are the following:
- The hypericin. Pigment red, is a powerful antidepressant that affect the production of melatonin and serotonin. It also has antiviral and antibacterial activity: destroys even the formidable staphylococci.
- Quercetin and quercitrin. Have anti-inflammatory, antioxidant, anti-edema effect, promote blood circulation. They are "responsible" for the yellow flowers of St. John's wort.
- Flavonoids. Possess anti-inflammatory, wound healing and vasodilator effect, and also affect the regulation of neurotransmitters and thereby to exchange nerve impulses in the brain.
About the positive effect of Hypericum extract on the potency of men learned in ancient times. Scientists are still not unequivocally established the mechanism of this effect. It is assumed that this is a joint anti-depressant and vasodilatory effects of this plant. In due time when searching vasodilators to normalize blood flow, scientists-pharmacologists accidentally discovered sildenafil, the main active ingredient of famous viagra; perhaps there is a similar mechanism simultaneously with a tonic effect.
Uses St. John's wort
Apply St. John's wort in the form of infusions (water and vodka), extracts and decoctions.
Water infusion: 1 tbsp. l. dried or fresh St. John's wort is well crushed, pour 200 ml of boiling water (1 Cup) and leave for half an hour. Then drain and cool. Be taken before meals 3 times a day 50 ml.
Vodka infusion: 100 g of chopped herbs pour 0.5 liters of vodka, insist 10 days. After straining to use before eating 40-50 drops.
To extract 4 tablespoon Hypericum pour 100 g of alcohol and insist in a cool dark place for 10 days. After strain. Used before meals 15-20 drops. It can be a little more, but in any case not more than 50, it is not the infusion, despite similar recipe! The concentration of active substances in the extract is several times higher.
To prepare the daily dose of broth 1 tablespoon Hypericum pour 1 Cup of water, bring to the boil and boil for 15 minutes. To cool and drain. The decoction to drink before eating in 3 divided doses. It is better not to store for a long time, but to use the same day.
For reference: 10 grams of dried herb, or 15 g fresh chopped — 1 tablespoon 7*4 cm "hill". Tablespoon 5*3.5 cm "hill" is a 6 g and 10 g, respectively.
St. John's wort is a pretty powerful tool, and to abuse them is not worth it. Prolonged use it to increase the potency has the opposite effect due to the habituation to constant stimulation natural potency weakens. Sometimes overdose can even lead to premature ejaculation.
In addition, St. John's wort contributes to high blood pressure, it is also worth considering.