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Transl Androl Urol. 2017 Apr;6(2):167-175. doi: 10.21037/tau.2017.04.04.

Asian herbals and aphrodisiacs used for managing ED.

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Andrology, Urology and Continence Center, Gleneagles Hospital, Singapore.

Abstract

In the East, many herbal tonics and preparations are used to assist the aging male improve his sexual drive or ability to perform penetrative sex by increasing sexual stimulation, erectile, ejaculatory, orgasmic and other responses for sexual function and satisfaction. The herbs and tonics act as or as "pick-me-ups" and energizing tonics which help the tired and fatigued male and those with sexual asthenia. The myths and realities concerning Tongkat Ali, sea horse, cobra meat and blood, animal penises and testicles amongst many other herbs and portions for oral intake or local application used by traditional "medical" practitioners and village doctors will be discussed.

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Asian; aphrodisiacs; erectile dysfunction (ED); herbals; myths & facts

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Conflicts of Interest: The author has no conflicts of interest to declare.

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