Herbal Sildenafil Citrate: Natural ED Cures That You Should Use With Extreme Caution

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Herbal ED Supplement

Herbal Sildenafil Citrate, which can be roughly translated to Herbal Viagra is the name given to any herbal product by default that purports to treat erectile dysfunction. Numerous drugs and products that supposedly appear naturally are usually labeled herbal Viagra even though they may have no trace of sildenafil citrate or have an almost negligible amount of it.

In most cases, herbal Viagra(s) do(es) not come about accompanied by clinical studies and scientific studies backing its effectiveness. Normally, you will find that some of the products are usually not containing known ED tonics or active ingredients and instead have other substances or other adulterants that lead to the FTC and FDA running campaigns warning people from using them. You will find that the regulatory bodies usually try to clamp down on such products.

The term herbal sildenafil citrate or herbal Viagra is derived from the name Viagra/Sildenafil Citrate which is a product accredited to Pfizer. It is used to treat erectile dysfunction. Due to its popularity on the media, people now associate Viagra with anything that is used to treat erectile dysfunction. In this case, even products that do not even contain a single percentage of sildenafil citrate.

Consequently, herbal Viagras are becoming very common and they are sold under the emblem of being “natural”. Being natural is a buzzword that is being thrown around a lot by nifty salesmen of these products aimed at swaying consumers to buy the unreasonably cheap ED medicines. Subsequently, the people who buy these products sometimes get good products or they end up holding poison in their hands that not only wastes their time but also harms them. Herbal Viagra tends to come with very harmful side effects including a very low blood pressure and other very dangerous effects.

Natural Source of Viagra

While Viagra is manufactured chemically in factories, there are some naturally occurring substances that are likely to possess sildenafil components. Not all of them have been proven to possess sildenafil. These are discussed below under the subtopic “sildenafil natural alternatives.”

Sildenafil Natural Alternatives

While not all products that label themselves herbal Viagra are good products, there are some alternative substances that you can use to achieve the same effect. Viagra does not suit every man that tries to take it to cure their impotence. This does not necessarily mean that they should throw the towel. They can opt for a natural alternative or any other over-the counter-product that can do the job.

Since going natural is so fashionable nowadays, let us look into reasons why some men opt to go natural and some of these natural alternatives for Viagra there are. One of the main reasons for this is due to a drug interaction between Viagra and a current medication or a contraindication that makes it inherently dangerous to use sildenafil citrate. Another reason comes up when a man does not feel like taking too many prescription medicines. In an attempt to cut back on medication, they can decide to use natural remedies.

Pills or Natural Remedies?

Before you decide to take natural ED cures, consider the fact that they are not usually backed by empirical evidence. There is no proof of them doing their work effectively. This is in contrast to a prescription drug that has to undergo rigorous testing before it is put into circulation. It goes without saying that you need to consult your doctor before you start using herbal medicines


Some people believe that acupuncture can cure impotence. It is the practice of inserting fine needles in some strategic parts of the body to facilitate better flow of energy. While it probably works, there is no conclusive evidence to support this claim.

Pomegranate juice

This is an antioxidant that is commonly used by people to cure ED. It is an antioxidant that helps minimize oxidant stress and enhance the level of nitric oxide in the body. Scientifically it is proven that consistent levels of nitric oxides can help some people obtain and maintain a stable erection.


Arginine is an amino acid that can help relax the arteries allowing blood to flow more smoothly. Erectile dysfunction is caused by the inconsistent flow of blood hence it makes sense. However, the body is hardly in need of an arginine boost hence making it unnecessary


It is an herbal product that is sold as a capsule and contains ginsenosides that help alleviate ED. More research is needed to establish it as an effective medication.

Horny goat weed

Epimedium is also referred to as horny goat weed. It contains icariin that is assumed to act as a PDE-5 inhibitor.

Ginkgo biloba

It is sold as a liquid or capsule. It is assumed to increase nitric oxide in the body hence alleviating ED.


Herbal sildenafil citrate is not viable because it is manufactured in laboratories and factories. Nonetheless, there are products that are naturally occurring that are termed herbal Viagra simply because they can alleviate impotence. No scientific proof is provided to ascertain their efficacy. You are advised to proceed with caution when it comes to these products as they can affect your health in very catastrophic ways.

Most of the substances hailed as natural Viagra are not proven to be effective using raw scientific data. No experiments have been conducted to verify their prowess and as such, should be swapped for medications that are approved by the authorities. Then you should go on and use the products as directed by your doctor. Buy these medications from sellers that have been thoroughly vetted. To find such vendors, have a look at our top list of recommended pharmacies.

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Robert Sheldon

Robert Sheldon

Cardiac Sciences, Medicine, Medical Genetics

Dr Robert Sheldon received his PhD in Molecular Biology at the University of Colorado in 1973 and completed a postdoctoral fellowship with Sydney Brenner, then received an MD from the University of Toronto in 1981. He is a cardiac arrhythmia specialist and Professor of Cardiac Sciences, Medicine, and Medical Genetics at the University of Calgary, and among other roles was Senior Vice President Research, Alberta Health Services and Associate Dean Clinical Research, University of Calgary. He was on the Canadian Institutes of Health Research Governing Council and its committees for 9 years. He is a Fellow of the Heart Rhythm Society, Canadian Cardiovascular Society, and the Canadian Academy of Health Sciences. His research program is in cardiovascular autonomic physiology and its disorders, among which is vasovagal syncope. It has a strong translational orientation, aimed at understanding the causes of syncope, and developing simple, accessible, and effective approaches to its diagnosis, prognosis, and treatment. This was recognized by the Annual Achievement Award of the Canadian Cardiovascular Society in 2016 and the Lifetime Achievement Award of the Arrhythmia Alliance in 2018.

BSc (Hons) - Biochemistry. Bishop's University 1969
PhD - Molecular Biology. University of Colorado, 1973
MD. University of Toronto, 1981
Professor. University of Calgary, 1988