(Last Updated on : 26/05/2016)
Impotence, also known as Erectile Dysfunction, is the inability for a man to sustain an erection long enough for normal, satisfying sexual intercourse. There are many degrees of erectile dysfunction. Some men are able to achieve an erection but are not able to maintain it and others not able to achieve it at all. There are a host of home remedies in Naturopathy
for impotence that can be used to treat this.
Diet Therapy for Impotence
In the natural cure of impotence
is of supreme significance. To begin with;
The patient should adopt an exclusive fresh fruit diet from 5 to 7 days. In this regimen, he can have 3 meals a day, at 5 hourly intervals, of fresh juicy fruits such as grapes, oranges, apples, pears, peaches, pineapple and melon.
The bowels should be cleansed on a daily basis during this period with a warm-water enema.
After the all-fruit diet, the patient may steadily embark upon a balanced diet of seeds, nuts and grains, vegetables and fruits, with generous use of rejuvenating foods such as whey, soured milks, particularly made from goats milk, millet, garlic, honey, cold-pressed vegetable oils and brewers yeast.
The patient should avoid smoking, alcohol, tea, coffee and all processed, canned, refined and denatured foods, especially white sugar and white flour and products made from them.
Home Remedies for Impotence
Certain foods are considered highly advantageous in the treatment of impotence.
1. The most important of these is garlic. It is a natural and harmless aphrodisiac.
is another important aphrodisiac food. It stands second only to garlic. It increases libido and strengthens the reproductory organs. The white variety of onion, is however, more useful for this purpose.
3. Carrot is also considered useful in impotence. It is for this reason that carrot halwa
, prepared according to Unani
specifications is considered a very effectual tonic to improve sexual strength.
4. The ladys finger is another great tonic for improving sexual vigour. It has been mentioned in ancient Indian literature
that the persons who take 5 to 10 grams of root powder of this vegetable with milk and misri on a daily basis will never lose sexual vigour.
5. Black raisins are also useful for restoration of sexual dynamism. They should be boiled with milk after washing them thoroughly in lukewarm water. This will make them swollen and sweet
. Eating of such raisins should be followed by the use of milk. Starting with 30 grams of raisin with 200 ml. of milk, 3 times daily, the quantity of raisin should be slowly increased to 50 grams each time.
6. A vigorous massage
all over the body is highly favourable in the healing of impotence as it will restore the muscular vigour which is vital for nervous energy.
Exercise for Impotence
Every attempt should be made to build up the general health level to the highest degree and fresh air and outdoor exercise are indispensable to the success of the treatment. Yoga Asanas
such as Dhanurasana
are also extremely beneficial.
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