Home Remedies for ED: 6 Natural Recipes with Herbs

Updated in October 2023

Home remedies for ED (erectile dysfunction) aim to increase blood circulation to the penis, as well as boost testosterone levels, and stimulate libido. Some natural remedies include catuaba tea, ginseng or ginkgo biloba.

ED can occur in men of all ages and is related to factors such as smoking, stress, obesity or depression. Learn more about what causes erectile dysfunction and how it can be managed.

In addition to using home remedies, ED can be treated with medication prescribed by your family doctor urologist, tadalafil or vardenafil,

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Home remedies

Some home remedies that can be used to try to manage ED include:

1. Ginseng tea with honey

This homemade rea has antioxidant and stimulating properties, which improve physical and mental performance. It also boosts blood circulation within the penis, stimulating libido and facilitating an erection.


  • 1 cup of water
  • 1 teaspoon of mint leaves
  • 2 g of ginseng roots 
  • 1 tablespoon of honey

How to prepare:

Place the ginseng root and water in a pot and bring boil for 10 minutes. Wait for it to cool, strain and sweeten with honey and drink up to 3 cups a day.

This tea is not suitable for men with high blood pressure and diabetes. In addition, people who use medication such as anticoagulants, hypoglycemic drugs and psychotropic and antihypertensive drugs should consult a doctor before drinking this tea.

2. Catuaba tea

Catuaba is a medicinal plant with stimulating, antioxidant and aphrodisiac properties that improve energy and blood circulation in the penis. These factors make it a great option for promoting sexual desire and en erection.


  • 2.5 of of catuaba bark
  • 1 cup of water

How to prepare:

Place the water and bark in a bot and boil for 15 minutes. Remove from heat, wait for it to cool, strain and drink 1 cup per day. 

3. Ginkgo biloba tea

Ginkgo biloba is a medicinal plant with antioxidant and stimulating action, which increases libido, as well as physical and mental performance. In addition, this plant also promotes blood circulation in the penis, helping to manage ED.


  • 1 tablespoon of dried gingko biloba leaves
  • 1 tablespoon of honey 
  • 1 cup of water 

How to prepare:

In a saucepan, boil the water and, after removing from the heat, add the ginkgo biloba leaves. Cover and infuse for 5 to 10 minutes. Then strain, sweeten with they honey and drink 2-3 cups a day.

This tea is not suitable for men with clotting problems, hemophilia or who use anticoagulant medication such as acetylsalicylic acid, heparin or warfarin.

4. Watermelon juice with Peruvian maca

Watermelon contains vitamin C, potassium and lycopene, which are nutrients that facilitate circulation and stimulate libido. Peruvian maca has stimulating, antidepressant and antioxidant properties that promote vitality and libido, which can trigger sexual desire and improve ED.


  • 3 large slices of watermelon
  • 3 teaspoons of powdered peruvian maca 

How to prepare:

Peel the watermelon and place in a blender with the peruvian maca. Mix thoroughly and split the juice into 3 doses, to drink throughout the day. 

5. Marapuama tea

Marapuama tea improves blood circulation, stimulates sexual desire and facilitates erections, and is therefore a great option to help treat ED.


  • 2 tablespoons of marapuama bark
  • 1 liter of water

How to prepare:

Place the marapuama bark in a pan with the water and boil for 15 minutes. Turn off the heat, allow to cool and strain. Drink up to 3 cups of this tea a day.

Marapuama tea is not recommended for people with high blood pressure or other cardiovascular problems.

6. Ashwagandha tea

Ashwagandha is a medicinal plant with stimulating and relaxing properties, which trigger lubrication and pleasure, which can increase sexual desire.


  • 1 teaspoon of dried ashwagandha roots 
  • 200 ml of water

How to prepare:

Pour the water and roots in a pot and boil for 10 minutes. Remove from heat, allow to cool and strain. Drink 1 cup a day.

Ashwagandha tea should not be taken by people with autoimmune diseases, such as rheumatoid arthritis or lupus, or by patients with a history of stomach ulcers. In addition, people who use medication for anxiety or depression should avoid using this plant, as it can cause excessive drowsiness