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Best 8 Natural Erectile Dysfunction Treatments - Diet, Exercise, Supplement

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Medically Reviewed by Dr. Deepika Tiwari - MBBS on 08 Oct 2018 - Written by Dr. Anupama Rao - MBBS - Grammatically Approved by Dr. Kavita Jaggi Agrawal - MBBS

Erectile Dysfunction is a physical or psychological condition where timely erection of the penis does not occur during intercourse. Some natural erectile dysfunction treatments include healthy diet, exercise and vitamin supplements. Acupuncture and yoga are known to cure erectile dysfunction naturally.

Erectile dysfunction or ED is a sign of sexual dysfunction in males when they are not able to have an erection of the penis during sexual intercourse. It can be caused by any physical or physiological problems such as stress, anxiety, relationship strain or medical condition. It can also be caused because of smoking, alcohol consumption, stress, heart disease and diabetes. It lowers the self-confidence in males. Conceiving a baby with erectile dysfunction becomes a problem because the man cannot have an erection during sex and also he does not have sexual desire. Erectile dysfunction should be treated at the right time because if not treated at the proper time then it can permanently impact the male’s fertility. Erectile dysfunction can be cured naturally with the help of supplements and lifestyle changes. Learn the different ways to cure ED effectively in a natural way.

1. Apple Cider Vinegar

Apple cider vinegar is one of the best home remedies to cure erectile dysfunction naturally. Apple cider vinegar is obtained from fermented apples. Apple Cider Vinegar eliminates the root causes, which are responsible for Erectile Dysfunction or ED.

The main function of apple cider vinegar is to repair blood vessels and nerve fibers in the penis. Moreover, it also helps to reduce the pain and swelling in the prostate gland. It also increases testosterone level, which directly helps in curing erectile dysfunction.

Apple Cider Vinegar

Daily consumption of Apple Cider Vinegar increases sex drive and it also helps in timely erection during sexual intercourse. Don’t consume it more than a recommended amount. Otherwise, it can cause more harm than good.

How to Use Apple Cider Vinegar To Cure Erectile Dysfunction?

  • Mix a tablespoon of organic apple cider vinegar with lemon and honey in a glass of lukewarm water.
  • Drink the liquid 20 minutes before every meal.
  • Repeat this 3 times a day.

If you don’t find this liquid tasty, then you can also opt for apple cider vinegar capsules.

2. Healthy and Balanced Diet

Healthy and balanced diet not only makes you stay fit and healthy but also helps you fight the problems of ejaculatory disorders and erectile dysfunction naturally. Deficiency of certain nutrients and vitamins such as Vitamin E, Zinc, Vitamin D3 and Folic Acid can cause erectile dysfunction. Start including below mentioned food in your diet to cure Erectile Dysfunction in a natural way.

  • Vitamin E rich food: The deficiency of vitamin E might also become the ground of impotence. So, opting natural therapy is always advised. Consumption of wheat gram and green leafy vegetable will help to improve blood flow in the penis.
  • Zinc: Seeds such as pumpkin seeds, chia seeds, sunflower seeds, beef lamb, and spinach are rich sources of zinc. Zinc improves the levels of testosterone in the body.
  • Nuts: Watercress and sesame seeds increase sex libido gradually and effectively. Nuts also play an important role in maintaining a healthy testosterone level.

Diet takes time of around 3 to 4 months in curing the problem of erectile dysfunction. So, be patient and follow a healthy diet routine to have a long-term treatment of ED.

3. Exercises

Exercise is an important activity, which should be performed on a daily basis to improve blood circulation in various parts of the body. It also helps in maintaining proper hormonal balance. Sedentary lifestyle is sometimes responsible for sexual dysfunction in men because of the poor circulation of blood in the penis and other reproductive hormones. Exercise is the best natural therapy for an individual to get erectile dysfunction problems naturally cured.


One can start with basic kegel exercise and aerobic exercise to improve blood flow in the pelvic area. You can also start doing Yoga to cure erectile dysfunction. To know more about yoga postures effective in treating ED, explore our article on Yoga for Erecticle Dysfunction.

4. Stress Management

Stress can also cause erectile dysfunction as it can interfere with the production of reproductive hormones, which are responsible for erection and sexual desire. When a person is under stress, his body releases cortisol hormone, which might change the functioning of other hormones in the body. Unwanted stress must be avoided at any cost, otherwise, it may cause problems in ejaculation and sexual life. Stress can be caused by physical as well as psychological factors. Always look out for the factors, which are causing trouble to you so that they don’t have any long-term impact on your fertility.

There is multiple stress relieving ways you can try to naturally cure erectile dysfunction problem. Here are some of the stress management activities you can do:

  • Perform meditation and relaxation activities
  • Play Indoor and outdoor games
  • Involve in social activities
  • Listen to music
  • Dance
  • Take proper rest
  • Visiting temple, church, mosque
  • Cook food for the family and yourself
  • Plan vacation or trip

And the most important step to manage your stress is taking proper sleep.

5. Supplements

There are some herbal and multivitamin supplements, which are known to cure erectile dysfunction effectively. Here is a list of supplements that can be consumed regularly to naturally end up erectile dysfunction problem. Some of the best and result-oriented supplements that have actually helped men are:

a- Panax Ginseng: It is also known as the herbal Viagra and it helps to cure ED effectively without having any side effects. The herb is known for having anti-inflammatory actions to help cure certain diseases.

Daily Recommended Dosage: 600 milligrams

b- Arginine:Arginine is a type of amino acid, which helps in blood vessel dilation and improves blood flow.

Daily Recommended Dosage: 1000 milligrams twice in a day

c- Ginkgo Biloba: Leaves from Ginkgo Biloba tree are used from the ancient times to improve blood flow. Nowadays, it is commonly available in the form of tablets and capsules.

Daily Recommended Dosage: 120 milligrams twice a day

d- DHEA:It is a hormone, which is produced by our adrenal glands and it is also associated with sex hormones. It is advised to take this supplement under the supervision of a doctor. This hormone can help in improving testosterone levels.

Daily Recommended Dosage25–50 milligrams

e- Maca root:  Maca root is an herb composed of amino acids and fatty acids. It is known to increase sexual desire and balance hormones.

Daily Recommended Dosage: 500 milligrams thrice a day

f- Niacin: Vitamin B3 is also called niacin. It helps in improving blood flow and supports energy levels.

Daily Recommended Dosage250 milligrams thrice a day

herbal and multivitamin suppliments

6. Essential Oil

Essential oils namely Sandalwood oil, Rose oil, Ylang Ylang oil help in the improvement of blood circulation in the penis and reproductive organs. They also improve sex libido in males. Massage these oils regularly to take the most benefit out of it. Get to know more about these oils and their usage in curing erectile dysfunction.

  • These essential oils for curing impotence are not only effective in boosting libido, but they also smell lovely. You can inhale these from the bottle; rub them on your abdomen or legs. You can also mix with carrier oil like coconut oil, or diffuse them in the air.
  • These are considered to be natural aphrodisiacs.These plant-derived oils have been shown to naturally increase the libido of both men and women for hundreds of years.
  • They may even be able to improve your mood and outlook on life. They have an uplifting effect on the mind bringing positivity into your life.

Sandalwood oil

7. Changes in Lifestyle

Bringing positive changes in your lifestyle can also help in easing the symptoms of erectile dysfunction. Lifestyle changes that could help improve your sexual function include exercisinglosing weight, stop smoking and curbing alcohol intake. Unhealthy diet can also affect your sexual performance.

8. Acupuncture: 

Acupuncture is a traditional practice, which is utilized to treat various medical conditions. It is known to increase blood circulation in various parts of the baby. During this procedure, few thin needles are used to stimulate certain body parts such as abdomen, legs and hands to cure erectile dysfunction naturally.

Acupuncture should be done for a period of 2-3 months with 3-4 sessions per week. Acupuncture is effective in treating ED caused due to psychological factors such as anxiety and stress. Always take an advice from a specialist before starting any session.

CanPornography and Masturbation cause Erectile Dysfunction?

The answer is shocking but it is a yes. Watching porn and masturbating can numb a man’s senses and cause erectile dysfunction. With the advancement in technology and 24*7 availability of computers and the Internet, it is now possible to watch pornography at any time. Pornography provides your brain with the same sensations, which you get when having real sex. In fact, pornography is able to provide astronger stimulus than real sex often does. This unreal stimulation can have a negative impact on your penis nerves and cause erectile dysfunction in a long term. Masturbation and watching Porns should be stopped if you want to stay away from erectile dysfunction.

It is important for any man suffering from ED to consider lifestyle changes and talk to a doctor before starting new medications or herbal remedies. If you and your partner are struggling hard to conceive a baby, then call Ela fertility experts at +917899912611 to know about various treatment options.

Dr. Anupama Rao

Written by

Obstetrician, Gynecologic Surgeon

Dr. Anupama Rao is a consultant Obstetrician, Gynaecologist and Infertility specialist with over 2 decades of experience. She is highly experienced in treating infertility cases. The doctor is currently pursuing her expertise at Dr L H Hiranandani Hospital located in Mumbai and Fortis Hospitals located in Mulund west, Mumbai. She holds expertise in Hysterectomy (Abdominal/Vaginal), Intrauterine Insemination (IUI), Normal Vaginal Delivery (NVD) etc. She got comprehensive training in IVF from the highly experienced IVF experts. Dr. Anupama has also been an Associate Medical Director of Hope infertility clinic in Bangalore. For more information and contact details visit


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Sukhvinder Kaur

I don't have any erectile dysfunction but when I feel stressful, I have this problem. I usually try to stay calm but sometimes it doesn't help. Please suggest me with some solution.

Oct. 9, 2018, 4:20 a.m. 5.0


Sathvik Dobra

Very informative article. Many males have these problems but they are just shy to express it. Using this steps can help them a lot. I will love to share this.

Oct. 1, 2018, 5:15 p.m. 5.0


Arpit Das

I have Ginkgo biloba capsules for my erectile dysfunction. It is a good medicine without any side-effects. You try an essential oil if you have any problem in taking capsules.

Sept. 30, 2018, 9:10 p.m. 4.5


Santosh Bista

You might find apple cider vinegar as costly one but it works the best for erectile dysfunction cure.

Sept. 12, 2018, 3:05 p.m. 4.5


Manmeet Singh

Thanks for the listed supplements in the article as I was looking for it. Supplements work faster and it is easier to have them. Thanks for sharing.

Aug. 19, 2018, 4:03 p.m. 5.0


Sarang Vittal

Aug. 9, 2018, 7:54 p.m. 4.5

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