There are many claims made about moringa olifera. One of the reported benefits of moringa is enhanced sexual performance in men. But before you get your hopes up, does using moringa for erectile dysfunction work?
Moringa has now been hailed as a ‘superfood’ in the west. However it has been used in other cultures for centuries. According to Eastern medicine, moringa seeds have been shown to help successfully in treating erectile dysfunction. So what is erectile dysfunction, how does taking moringa help and how effective is it?
Erectile dysfunction (ED)
Erectile dysfunction (ED) commonly called impotence is the inability to get an erection or maintain one during sexual intercourse. Erectile dysfunction can have psychological consequences as it can be tied to relationship difficulties and self-image.
According to healthline.com, “occasional ED isn’t uncommon. Many men experience it during times of stress. Frequent ED can be a sign of health problems that need treatment. It can also be a sign of emotional or relationship difficulties that may need to be addressed by a professional.”
Symptoms of erectile dysfunction include:
- trouble getting an erection
- difficulty maintaining an erection during sexual activities
- reduced interest in sex
The most common causes of impotence are:
- Anxiety, stress and mental disorders
- Aging (ED is four times more common in men in their 60s than those in their 40s.)
- Smoking causes impotence as it promotes arterial narrowing.
Using moringa for erectile dysfunction
Here are some reasons why using moringa for erectile dysfunction is something many men are turning to.
Moringa is highly nutritious. It is full of minerals and vitamins. Moringa contains around 92 vitamins and 46 antioxidants.
The seeds of the moringa tree have been found to enhance the sex hormone level in men due to the high content of vitamin C and D. Vitamin D is essential for testosterone building, enabling strong, long lasting erections.
Moringa seeds also contain Saponin which is a chemical compound that has been shown to relax blood vessels. It also enhances libido and improves levels of the sex hormone testosterone.
Testosterone is the most important male sexual hormone. In men it is mainly responsible for the development of the sex organs, sperm production and controlling the male desire. Supplying the body with sufficient amount of Vitamin D has positive effects on testosterone levels.
The levels of testosterone in men slowly start to drop after the age of about 30 to 35. Studies show moringa helps increase testosterone levels in the brain and blocks the brain activities responsible for sexual dysfunction.
Studies have also shown that moringa can help sexual stimulation in women, which can encourage a healthier sex life.
Lots of moringa supplements are sold as powders or capsules. However, using moringa in it’s natural form may be more beneficial.
Drinking moringa tea is a great way of providing the body with the recommended intake of moringa for erectile dysfunction. Fresh moringa tea can be made with the leaves or using moringa powder.
Moringa seeds have lots of zinc – so consuming them will greatly help your sexual function and improve erectile dysfunction.
Moringa leaves are high in nutrients such as protein, vitamin C, iron and magnesium. They are enriched with antioxidants, minerals, and vitamins with the amino acid, and L-Carnitine. These all support the healthy sperm formation and increase sperm count.
Although moringa is often referred to as ‘nature’s viagra’ and has been used for centuries, it has to be pointed out that to date scientific studies have only been carried out on animals. Therefore you should always follow the directions on product labels and consult your pharmacist, doctor for advice on the appropriate dosage for moringa before using it.