Herbal Ingredients

Common ingredients used in male enhancement herbal supplements.

The Following are typical ingredients found in male enhancement supplements like pills, patches and gum products. if you are interested to learn more about any particular ingredient then please let us know.

We have divided the ingredients list into three sections:

Beneficial ingredients that may aid in enhancing your erection.
Three key ingredients that are designed to stimulate male performance.
Secondary ingredients which are considered to be sexual stimulants rather than male enhancers.

1. Ingredients found in male enhancement products.

Chen Pi
Chen Pi is a Chinese herb. Also dubbed as Pericarpium Citri Reticulatae, the plant derivative offers a wealth of health advantages. From the digestive system, the reproductive system, Chen Pi helps with the following conditions: interrupts hiccups, ceases regurgitation, reduces cholesterol, releases phlegm and eases other ailments. In terms of a male enhancer, Chen Pi stimulates blood vessels making for an extremely full-powered erection.

Shan yao
Shan yao goes by many aliases: the Chinese yam, dioscorea and Rhizoma Dioscoreae. Although, more than 750 species of the Chinese yam are in existence, shan yao has many origins other than China, including: Japan, Taiwan and Korea. Shan yao nourishes and replenishes the body with fluid. For men suffering from impotence, the dynamic herb enables the body to produce semen and energizes the body to perform.

Ren Shen
Ren Shen is commonly referred to as Radix Ginseng and it is the Chinese equivalent of a wonder herb. The extract boosts the mood, imparts vitality and sharpens the brain. From insomnia, memory loss, irritability to impotence, Ren Shen alleviates a number unwanted symptoms. Scientific research indicates that Ren Shen aids in the recovery of degenerative and chronic disorders (diabetes, Alzheimer’s disease, Parkinson’s disease, etc).

Catuaba has a longstanding reputation for being an aphrodisiac. Some contend that it is the most popular Brazilian sexual stimulant. Catuaba relieves listlessness and boosts the body’s physiological strength. Overwhelming reports accredit catuaba with being a potent libido rejuvenator. At present date, there are not any documented side effects of the herb. The combination of muira puama and catuaba makes for an unbelievable natural male enhancement.

Muira Puama
Muira Puama is referred to in Latin as Liriosma ovata or “potent wood.” In the Amazon, these trees grow up to 15 feet in height. Both the roots and bark are extracted for therapeutical purposes. The indigenous people ingest the herb to ease sexual dysfunctions. To many, muira puama is the improved version of Yohimbe. At the UCLA School of Medicine, the potent wood was studied. Findings showed the herb to drastically improve erectile performance.

Rou Cong Dong
Rou cong rong, or as its called Cistanche salsa, is a Chinese herb known for it sexually stimulating energies. Rou cong rong is best combined with other Chinese herbs such as of Muira Puama and epimedium. These are popular but natural supplements for treating impotence.

Wu Wei Zi
Wu Wei Zi is also known as Schizandra Fructus. Scientific research suggests that the fruit possesses properties similar to Asian ginseng. According to laboratory studies, wu wei zi promotes work productivity, leverages strength and keeps the mind alert. The herb is used to maximize semen production, provide vitality, and help the body produce other fluids. Moreover, wu wei zi is highly recommended for those who wish to unleash their libido.

Guarana is derived from South America. The herbal extract possesses a natural element of caffeine, referred to as guaranine. Double the strength of a cup of coffee, guarana affords three underlying health benefits. First, guarana infuses the body with pure energy. Then, it works like an appetite suppressant. And, for people who suffer from joint pain, guarana relieves sore and achy limbs.

Rhodiola Rosea
Rhodiola Rosea has been dubbed as the “new ginseng.” Rhodiola rosea root is traceable to Eastern Siberia. With its host of health benefits, it wards off fatigue, improves mental acuity, physical stamina and improves general wellness. The herb has been used to maximize physical and mental endurance. Clinical trials have shown that rhodiola rosea improved endurance within an hour of physical performance. In both genders, the herb has been found to improve desire and sexual responsiveness.

Saw Palmetto
Saw palmetto is a medically accepted therapy in Austria, France, Germany, Italy, New Zealand and Spain for reducing the indications of benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). The symptoms of BPH start with the difficulty in initiating urination, perpetual urination, a feeble urinary stream and waking up several times throughout the night to relieve oneself. Saw palmetto works effectively in the shrinkage of the prostate. With all the male-friendly benefits of saw palmetto, it’s easy to see how effective the natural supplement works. More importantly, it is 100% free of toxins.

Ginseng provides well being for most people. In Eastern Europe and Russia, it is a popularly used supplement. Ginsenosides is an active ingredient of ginseng. Scientific researchers studied the effect of Korean red ginseng against erectile dysfunction. The clinical trial showed that Panax ginseng helps boost sperm volume and motility. This potent herb has also been identified in improving stamina, endurance and sexual performance.

Niacin is a nutrient necessity. The vitamin supports how the body consumes and releases energy. In terms of a sexual stimulus, niacin plays a key role. Since niacin helps the body dilate blood vessels, it enhances blood flow to the penis. Additionally, niacin helps the body produce sex and stress related hormones.

Maca Root Extract is often touted as the natural alternative to Viagra. The botanical name for the maca root is Lepidium meyenii. Based on the findings of several clinical trials, the herb goes well beyond a male enhancement. The maca root has been shown to conjure sexual aspirations. Other studies show the extract to raise sperm count. When maca is used in conjunction with horny goat weed, it delivers sheer excitement and peak performance.

Nettle Leaf
Nettle Leaf is also labeled urtica dioca, in botanical terms. The micronutrient dense plant has a longstanding reputation in natural health. After battle with the British, the Romans would rub the leaves over their entire body. Since, nettle leaf replenishes circulation, it eases blood flow to the penis, ensuring a raging erection.

Sarsaparilla, in conjunction with ginkgo, makes for an intoxicating sexual stimulant. As the herb is a diuretic, it enables ginseng and ginkgo to travel expediently to the sexual organs. As the herb intensifies erogenous sensations, it innately heightens circulation, maximizing the girth of the penis.

Licorice Root
Licorice root treats an assortment of medical conditions. Used as a topical treatment as well as an oral medication, in the body, licorice eases the following: coughs, eczema, psoriasis and herpes. It even prevents ulcers and helps treat chronic fatigue syndrome (CFS). As men afflicted with CFS generally lack certain adrenal hormones, licorice imitates the role of these hormones, reinforcing the sexual functionality.

Garcinia Cambogia
Garcinia grows from the native tree Garcinia Cambogia. The herb is rich in Vitamin C. For its ability to reduce the formation of bad cholesterol, and control weight, Garcinia is considered a cocktail for the heart. In Europe, the United States and Japan, garcinia cambogia is touted as a powerful dieting aid.

The herbal sexual aphrodisiac, Damiana can be traced back to the Mayans. Derived from an aromatic but diminutive shrub, the plant grows abundantly in Central America Mexico, Southern California, and southern Texas. Damiana or in botanical terms, turnera aphrodisiaca supplements sexual stimulations in a number of ways. Foremost, it fuels energy and oxygenates the genital area. In terms of impotency, damiana intensifies virility and stamina.

Fo-ti has a number of aliases. In Latin, it is called Polygonum multiflorum. Its other references include: Flowery Knotweed, He-Shou-Wu, Chinese Knotweed, Kashuu and climbing Knotweed. Fo-ti offers a plethora of health advantages. For starters, the herb alleviates fatigue, constipation and stimulates the growth of healthy hair. Since, Fo-ti detoxifies the body, it naturally works as a sexual stimulant. Overwhelming reports document it a potent male enhancement.

Gotu Kola
Gotu kola is referred to as Hydrocotyle asiatica in pharmaceutical terms. First discovered in the Far East (India, Indonesia and China), over the centuries, gotu kola has been used to maximize sexual energy and stamina. The plant extract is acclaimed for its impact on tissue. It has been found to ease tissue inflammation, build collagen, remove infection and restore venous insufficiency. It also helps the body build collagen. As a result, it supports circulation in the veins, tissues, and capillaries of the penis.

L-Taurine transpires naturally in muscles, the brain, retina and heart. L-Taurine supplementation is recommended for vegetarians. Foods rich with l-taurine include animal products and seaweed. Scientific studies show that L-taurine helps patients who are recovering from congestive heart failure. Other clinical trials suggest that taurine reduces blood pressure in patients diagnosed with hypertension.

Oat Straw
Oat straw has many references: Avena sativa or groats. Oat grows best on heavy soil in meadows and in arid wastelands. Gaining popularity as the ultimate penis booster, the natural compounds of oat straw are formulated to drastically support sexual stamina. It works as a muscle stimulant, allowing for hours of sensual pleasure in men and women. The plant derivative invigorates the motor ganglia, which in turn maximizes muscle sensitivity, making for more excitability.

Hawthorn Berry
Hawthorn Berry or the botanical name, Crateagus oxycanthus is heart healthy. Since, it is administered for a number of heart related diseases (i.e., angina, cardiac arrhythmia, arteriosclerosis and congestive heart), the natural herb strengthens, stabilizes and supports the aortic system. In fact, in the United Kingdom, hawthorn berry is deemed not only safe but also valuable in warding off the preliminary stages of heart disease. Moreover, hawthorn berry does wonders on the circulatory system blood vessels and coagulated blood, which directly affects the volume of girth.


2. Three Ingredients that Stimulate Male Performance


L-arginine is probably the most heart healthy amino acid in existence. The substance plays a leading role in raising nitric oxide levels in the body. As arginine supplements elevate nitric oxide levels, it enables the penis to achieve an erection.
Clinical studies prove the effectiveness of l-arginine. Scientific researchers administered a study using l-arginine. Fifty men, afflicted with erectile dysfunction, were given l-arginine or a placebo for more than a month. The findings showed that the study group using arginine experienced a noticeable improvement in sexual performance.
In a different study group, men with low testosterone levels were given l-arginine. More than two-thirds of the participants had substantial improvements. Other researchers contend that arginine not only helps trigger a reliable erection, but also boosts the libido.

Case Studies in Arginine and Yohimbe
To test the effects of a nitric oxide enhancer with yohimbe for erectile dysfunction, researchers used arginine, a natural amino acid. Forty-five men participated in the clinical trial. During the double blind, placebo-controlled assessment, some men were given the combination of yohimbe (6 mg) and arginine (6g) — or yohimbe with a placebo (alone). They were instructed to use the natural male enhancements two-hours prior to intimacy.

The findings proved without a doubt that yohimbe and arginine drastically promote better erections in men who suffer from erectile dysfunction.

The same research findings were reported in the publication of European Urology (2002; 41:608-13). According to this clinical study, dual action of yohimbe and arginine for the treatment of erectile dysfunction is mutually as effective as Viagra®.

In conclusion, both medical trials demonstrated that yohimbe and arginine require single dose administration before intercourse and these natural male enhancement supplements are just as powerful as prescribed medications.


While Bioperine® does not promote sexual performance, it helps other supplements such as Yohimbe and L-arginine work better. Natural supplements and vitamins are effective when absorbed in the body. Without the help of bioperine, the body is unable to reap the nutritional benefits of these natural supplements. In the end, bioperine assures the bioavailability of how other nutrients are released into the body.


Yohimbe lives up to its reputation. As far as natural male enhancements are concerned, yohimbe has been dubbed as the “herbal Viagra®,” in the February 1999 edition of Environmental Nutrition. Aside from its sexually stimulating powers in treating impotence, improving stamina and increasing libido, Yohimbe has antioxidant properties-too. The potent trees bark extract is fueled with alkaloids.
At the University of Stanford, researchers studied the efficacy of Yohimbe on male participants. The findings were amazing. Within an hour of taking the aphrodisiac, more than 90 percent of the volunteers experienced successful sexual stimulations.
Yohimbe works on women-as well. This effective sex enhancer works because it intensifies the circulation of blood in the genitals. (People with other medical conditions should consult a physician before using Yohimbe).
However we believe that the negative side effects of Yohimbe outweight the positives, which include: increased heart rate and blood pressure, and even kidney failure. We recommend staying away from this ingredient as does the FDA.

3. Secondary Ingredients that are more of a sexual stimulant than a penis enhancer

Velvet Bean
Velvet Bean is known by several names: mucuna pruriens and cowage cowitch. As a relative of the legume family, this plant is comprised of three leaflets and has pods with three to six massive black seeds. Barbed hair referred to as, “trichomes” resides in velvet bean pods. These prickly fibers induce an extremely unpleasant stinging sensation to the skin.

Cayenne pepper contains the chemical Capsaicin. Prevalently, used in ancient Chinese and Ayurvedic medicines, cayenne remedies a number of health conditions. Although, it may aid blood flow in the penis, ingestion over an extended time span can cause ulcers.

Oyster Meat Extract
Oyster Meat Extract has a reputation for enhancing virility. Over the millenniums, humans have consumed or ingested oyster meat as an aphrodisiac. Despite oyster meat extracts health conducive ingredients: iodine, phosphorus, and zinc, it is quite often contaminated. Several reports have identified hepatitis A virus (HAV) in oyster meat extracts.

Zinc is vital to the development and function of the male sex organs. Males with zinc deficiency have been shown to have less developed testes and reduced sperm count. Zinc supplements may be used as a potential treatment for ED. Zinc helps produce key sex hormones, such as testosterone and prolactin

Solidilin in conjunction with zinc is promoted as a male enhancement herb. Other marketing materials tout Solidilin as a cardiovascular booster. In terms of improving testosterone production, a study at the School of Pharmaceutical Sciences at the University of Science Malaysia tested the supplement on middle-aged rats only. There is not any conclusive evidence that solidilin improves sexual performance in humans.

Reishi Mushroom
The Reishi mushroom is lauded in ancient Chinese medicine for its multiple health treatments. Associated with reducing blood pressure, detoxifying blood, the Fu Zhen herb possesses a few negative features. When the Reishi mushroom is consumed or congested for more than three months, it triggers unpleasant adverse effects: gastrointestinal distress, dry mouth, dizziness, achy bones and skin irritation.

Taj is a rare natural ingredient. When mixed with Apigenin, arjuna and safflower, Taj helps increase blood flow to the penis. Taj and safflower work in conjunction because they widen blood vessels, encouraging better circulation through the penis.

Safflower is a polyunsaturated fat. When used in moderation, safflower it does not pose any health concerns. However, scientific research shows that too much safflower in conjunction with other oils (i.e., canola, vegetable) is unhealthy. In fact, studies show a heightened risk of the following chronic diseases: heart disease cancer, impaired sexual organs, weight gain, dulled cognitive thinking, weight gain and more.

Musli is the Indian equivalent of ginseng. Dubbed as the herbal Viagra, Musli is effective for both genders-men and women. The disadvantage of this extraordinary potent is herb is that it tends to contain high levels of toxicity.

Momordica is also known as a “bitter melon.” The popular fruit is common in tropical climates, including: the Caribbean, the Amazon, as well as certain regions of Asia and East Africa. Momordica charantia is associated with treating various conditions, topically: infections, wounds and sores. Due to momordica’s hypoglycemic properties, it is not for everyone.

Shatavari is a supplement, known to rejuvenate vitality, mental acuity and physical wellness. Some users report shatarvi to improve the volume of reproductive fluids. But, despite all the positive effects of shatarvis, users should be aware of its negative side events. It causes weakness and general debility-quite the opposite effects of virility.

Apigenin has few published reports regarding its effects on male performance. Apigenin is classified as a potent flavonoid or antioxidant found in chamomile tea. It possesses both sedative and tranquil promoting qualities-which maybe an unwanted mindset in seductive situations.

Amla (Emblica Officinalis) is highly effective antioxidant, abundant in vitamin C. The botanical defends cells from free radical damage, helps treat respiratory infections and possesses anti-aging properties. Use amla with caution; as, it also works as a laxative.

Drilizen controls the release of nitric oxide. In turn, this prolongs the duration of an erection. While, drilizen expedites the time it requires the penis to reach an erection, the safety of its active ingredient, protodioscin remains unknown.

Arjuna offers energy, vitality and boosts sexual stimulation. Ideal for men and women, arjuna is reported to intensify sexual pleasure. On the downside, arjuna has not been tested for interactions with other medications and over-the-counter drugs. Also, the adverse effects of arjuna are mixed.

Bladderwrack (Fucus Vesiculosus) is an algae or kelp. Used medicinally for centuries, bladderwrack stimulates the thyroid as a therapy to ward off cellulite and obesity. The herb contains an exorbitant amount of iodine and elevates the metabolism. People who suffer from thyroid conditions should consult a physician before using. Since there are not many studies regarding the safety of bladderwrack, this herb should be taken with caution.

In one sense, cordyceps sinensis is a man’s strengthening and calming agent. On the other hand, cordyceps triggers other unwanted adverse events: a waning sex drive, aching in the lower back and knees and even impotence. As for women, dizziness, insomnia and excessively frequent menstrual cycles are the reported side effects.

Gingko Biloba
Ginkgo has a 1000-year reputation. Commonly, the herb is used to boost blood flow to the brain. Many aging people use ginkgo biloba to alleviate cerebral insufficiency, treat depression and interrupt memory loss. But, ginkgo is not recommended for anyone who takes aspirin, uses blood thinners or who suffers from seizures.

Semen Cuscutae
Cuscuto Seed Extract-Semen Cuscutae- is the proposed active ingredient to maximize penis size and sexual performance. Although, the extract has been reported to enhance male virility, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA) contends that there is not any evidence proving the effectiveness of cuscuto seed extract-semen cuscutae.

Jatropha macrantha
Over the centuries, both the Peruvians and Bolivians have used the Jatropha macrantha to heighten the libido. Not many side effects are reported with the ingredient. Alternatively, it is unclear whether the same amount, type of jatropha macrantha found in male enhancements is enough to actually improve sexual vitality.

Longjack Root is a unique yet potent herb, touted as the “secret” of Malaysia. It has earned a reputation for being an herbal aphrodisiac. Unfortunately, the side effects of longjack root induce restlessness and an impaired sexual drive making it quite difficult for the user to reap the benefits of longjack root. Beware; longjack root causes insomnia and impatience.

Astragalus is a natural immune system booster. An herb commonly used in ancient Chinese medicine, astragulus has been reported to improve limb paralysis, numbness, as well as endurance. However, caution is advised. With astragalus, contaminants and inaccurately labeled products are common. As a result, many supplemental products do not contain adequate amounts of astragalus to reap the benefits.