A Comprehensive Guide to Natural Treatments for Erectile Dysfunction

| Modified on Mar 12, 2024
Cayenne Pepper for ED.

Erectile dysfunction (ED) is a common condition affecting many men worldwide. It is characterized by the inability to achieve or maintain an erection during sexual activity. While several prescription medications are available to treat ED, many people prefer to explore natural remedies first.

This article will discuss some of the most well-researched natural remedies for ED.

Lifestyle Changes

One of the primary causes of ED is poor lifestyle choices. Making certain lifestyle changes can help improve your overall health and reduce the risk of developing ED. Here are some lifestyle changes that can help with ED:


Regular exercise can help improve blood flow and reduce the risk of developing ED. Studies have shown that men who exercise regularly are less likely to develop ED than those who do not exercise.


Yoga is a mind-body practice that involves physical postures, breathing exercises, and meditation. Some studies suggest that practicing yoga may improve sexual function and reduce erectile dysfunction by reducing stress and improving blood flow. Additionally, certain yoga poses, such as the bridge pose, may help strengthen the pelvic floor muscles, which can help improve erectile function.

Pelvic Floor Exercises

The pelvic floor muscles play an important role in sexual function, and strengthening these muscles through exercises like Kegels may help improve erectile dysfunction. To perform Kegels, squeeze the muscles you use to stop urinating and hold the contraction for a few seconds before relaxing. Repeat this exercise several times a day, gradually increasing the duration and intensity of the contractions.


A healthy diet is also important for maintaining good overall health and reducing the risk of developing ED. A diet rich in fruits, vegetables, whole grains, lean protein, and healthy fats can help improve blood flow and reduce inflammation, which can contribute to ED.

Quitting Smoking

Smoking is a significant risk factor for ED. Nicotine constricts blood vessels, making it more difficult to achieve or maintain an erection. Quitting smoking can improve blood flow and reduce the risk of developing ED.

Herbal Supplements

Several herbal supplements have been shown to help with ED. These supplements are often over-the-counter and may be a good option for men who prefer natural remedies. Here are some herbal supplements that may help with ED:

Panax Ginseng

Panax ginseng, also known as Korean red ginseng, has been shown to improve erectile function in men with ED. A 2013 study found that men who took 1000 mg of Panax ginseng thrice daily for 12 weeks saw significant improvement in erectile function.

Horny Goat Weed

Horny goat weed is an herb that has been used for centuries to treat ED. It contains a compound called icariin, which has been shown to improve erectile function in animal studies. However, more research is needed to determine its effectiveness in humans.


Yohimbe is an herb used to treat ED for many years. It contains a compound called yohimbine, believed to improve erectile function by increasing blood flow to the penis. However, yohimbe can have serious side effects, including increased heart rate, anxiety, and high blood pressure, and should only be used under the supervision of a healthcare provider.


L-arginine is an amino acid that the body uses to produce nitric oxide, a molecule that helps relax blood vessels and improve blood flow. Studies have shown that taking L-arginine supplements can improve erectile function in men with ED, particularly when combined with other supplements like Pycnogenol (a pine bark extract) or yohimbine.

Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo biloba is an herb used for centuries to improve circulation and cognitive function. Studies have shown that taking ginkgo biloba supplements may improve erectile function in men with ED, possibly by improving blood flow and reducing inflammation.

Tribulus Terrestris

Tribulus terrestris is a plant used in traditional medicine for its potential aphrodisiac effects. Some studies have shown that taking tribulus terrestris supplements may improve erectile function in men with ED, although more research is needed to confirm its effectiveness.


Ashwagandha, also known as Withania somnifera, is an herb that has been used in traditional Ayurvedic medicine for thousands of years to treat a variety of ailments, including sexual dysfunction. Studies have shown that taking ashwagandha supplements can improve sexual function and increase testosterone levels in men.


Maca is a root vegetable that grows in the Andes Mountains of South America. It has been used for centuries as a traditional medicine to improve sexual function and fertility. Studies have shown that taking maca supplements can improve sexual function and increase libido in both men and women.


Epimedium, also known as horny goat weed, is an herb that has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to treat sexual dysfunction. It contains a compound called icariin, which has been shown to improve erectile function by increasing blood flow to the penis. Studies have also shown that epimedium supplements can improve sexual function and increase testosterone levels in men.

Home Remedies


While there is limited research on cayenne pepper specifically for erectile dysfunction (ED), some studies suggest that this spicy pepper may have potential health benefits for sexual health.

One small study published in the International Journal of Impotence Research in 2017 examined the effects of a dietary supplement containing cayenne pepper, ginseng, and ginger on sexual function in men with mild to moderate ED. After taking the supplement for eight weeks, the men showed significant improvements in several measures of sexual function, including erectile function, sexual desire, and intercourse satisfaction. However, it's worth noting that this study was small and more research is needed to confirm these findings.

Cayenne pepper contains a compound called capsaicin, which may help improve blood flow and circulation by relaxing blood vessels. Improved blood flow to the penis is a key factor in achieving and maintaining an erection, so it's possible that cayenne pepper could have some benefits for ED. However, more research is needed to determine the exact effects of cayenne pepper on sexual health.

Apple Cider Vinegar

There is no direct research on the effects of apple cider vinegar (ACV) on erectile dysfunction (ED). However, ACV has been associated with several health benefits, such as improving blood sugar control, reducing inflammation, and supporting healthy digestion. Since ED is often linked to underlying health conditions like diabetes, cardiovascular disease, and inflammation, it's possible that ACV may indirectly help improve ED by addressing these underlying health issues.

One small study published in Diabetes Care in 2004 found that consuming ACV before a meal helped improve insulin sensitivity and reduce blood sugar levels in people with insulin resistance, a condition that is often linked to diabetes and ED. Improved blood sugar control can help improve overall health and potentially reduce the risk of ED.

Another study published in the Journal of Agricultural and Food Chemistry in 2014 found that ACV helped reduce inflammation in rats with colitis, a condition that can cause chronic inflammation in the body. Chronic inflammation has been linked to several health issues, including cardiovascular disease and ED, so reducing inflammation with ACV may have potential benefits for ED.

Overall, while there is no direct evidence that ACV can improve ED, its potential health benefits may indirectly improve sexual health by addressing underlying health issues that can contribute to ED. However, more research is needed to confirm these effects.



Zinc is an essential mineral that plays a role in many bodily functions, including the production of testosterone. Low levels of zinc have been linked to erectile dysfunction, and studies have shown that taking zinc supplements can improve erectile function in men with low zinc levels.

Vitamin D

Vitamin D is important for many bodily functions, including the regulation of hormones and the maintenance of healthy blood vessels. Studies have shown that low levels of vitamin D are associated with an increased risk of erectile dysfunction, and taking vitamin D supplements may help improve erectile function in some men.


Acupuncture is an ancient Chinese practice that involves inserting thin needles into specific points on the body. It has been shown to improve erectile function in some men with ED. A 2003 study found that men who received acupuncture had significant improvements in their erectile function compared to those who did not receive acupuncture.


Herbal remedies can be a useful addition to lifestyle changes, natural supplements, and other treatments for erectile dysfunction. Ashwagandha, maca, epimedium, and tribulus terrestris are all herbs that have shown promise in improving sexual function in some men. However, it's important to talk to a healthcare provider before trying any new herb or supplement to ensure that it's safe and effective for your needs.


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Continue reading below for feedback from Earth Clinic readers who have used various natural remedies to help ED. Please add to the list!

Apple Cider Vinegar

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Posted by Rod (Montana) on 09/19/2021

I've had ED for 10 years now, I tried ACV for a week now. No difference in anything. 2TS 2x a day.

Replied by Teena
(Melbourne, Australia)
233 posts

Now add the cayenne pepper, vitamin b3, and magnesium to your regimen. Also mag + ALA equals erection drug, check it out for yourself


Joseph A.
(Stockton, Ca)
73 posts

Very interesting comment, however I have questions since I am a young 80 yr old.
Where does ACV come into usage?

sea salt 1/4 tablet or 1 tablet?

product L-Carnitine is that the total name or is

L-CartineL-Tartrate the real name?

still don't know where: cayenne pepper (dosage) comes in

Vit B3 Niacin flush type or B3 Niacinamide no flush!

magnesium ionic (liquid) 1/2 cap full (cap is from magnesium container?

take sea salt capsule with water or is everything mixed, blended together?

at the end you have more writing regarding other names Prog E1 or whatever, however spelled, does that come into play with ED? Whew…. Can you send me a simple formula?

Will appreciate. Thank you. How often do you use this daily or will it last for sometime?

please as specific as you can.


How much cayenne pepper and what delivery method do you recommend? I already take magnesium 400mg. Thanks

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ACV has helped people with ED, just as a side effect of getting healthier, improving blood flow through arteries.

Sea kelp, not sea salt, one tablet a day for iodine, supports the reproductive system.

Yes. L Carnitine L Tartrate, but wait on this, you should see improvements just from the mag and the GLA.

Cayenne pepper very simply improves circulation, you can see how used in tandem with ACV it will be of benefit

B3 niacin flush, you want to open arteries, capillaries, get the blood flowing, start low, you'll feel this one, slowly build up.

Dr. Carolyn Dean recommends 1000mg mag for healthy young men. Sick and older use more, research, and find your own dose, keeping in mind Magnesium and Linolenic Acid. Makes pge1, a natural hormone that is a vein dilator. They make this synthetically for Erectile Dysfunction and charge good money, it's called Alprostadil.

Best sources Linolenic Acid, flaxseeds and oil, walnuts and oil, pumpkin seeds and oil, borage oil, and evening primrose oil.

Hope that helps.

Replied by Joseph A.
(Stockton, Ca)
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Hey Rod, I just read your comment and another one from some person in Australia that used a combinations of things that don't make sense to me or how to use. Did you also view that with magnesium, sea salt, L-Carnitine, cayenne pepper, Vit B3 Ala, dosage? I just asked for some clarification, if I get it I will send it to you. Joe


Thanks, I'm very fit and don't know why my libido dropped to nothing, hope this helps.


Okay, so with acv, cayenne, magnesium, b3 (niacin), and I take vitamin c I have had no effect on my ED. Hope something helps.

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Rod, it could take four weeks before you start to see benefits, take into account your health before this, you're likely trying to unclog decades of arterial plaque.. take the 1/2 tsp cayenne together with the shot of Apple Cider Vinegar twice a day, mag daily should be 1000mg, have you added the ALA in the form of flax or walnut oil? How much niacin are you up to daily? And have you noticed any differences in your health yet?

Replied by Walter Braunbaum

Eggs, Liver and Butter.

maybe horsetail tee

Replied by Bill
(Melbourne, Australia)

Try honey 2 dessert spoons daily or H2O2 …both have worked for me

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Jim (Austin, Texas) on 02/08/2018

Apple Cider Vinegar for ED

Just about 2 tbls in a glass of water every evening before bed. Works for me.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Saif A (India) on 06/16/2015

Yesterday I took 3 tsp organic Apple Cider Vinegar with 1/2 glass of water, later in morning I was able to acheive orgasm twice with a 15 min gap, never happened that before, I am newly married, recently I was having pain in the foot, found out that Apple Cider Vinegar treats gout, so tried it last night. I think Apple Cider Vinegar really helped the erection.

Apple Cider Vinegar
Posted by Noelle1000 (Elkhorn, Nebraska, Usa) on 11/09/2012

Over the last four months, my husband's libido has been decreasing. Maybe not his desire, but certainly his ability to maintain an erection. He was feeling really low and said he didnt feel like a man. I remembered reading many 'Yea' responses on the ACV page regarding the success of this remedy. I have been experimenting with ACV for myself and my dogs (weight loss, allergies, etc... ) and I wanted my husband to try it for his problem. He took a dose of it one night and the next morning, he was very proud of himself that things were 'looking up'. The ACV literally performed a miracle with just one dose. He now takes it daily (and I dont have to deliver it to him any more) and there have been no problems in that department anymore! I also think it has really helped with his allergies AND he's dropped a few lbs without any effort on his part.

EC - Can you please post this under Erectile Dysfunction? Someone had asked about whether ACV works and there are no responses on that particular ailment's page.

Replied by Cujo
(Irving, Texas, Usa)

Hi Noelle, How much is the dosage (1 tbsp, 2 tbsp...)?

How do you take it (diluted in water, straight up...)?

What is the frequenqy (2x/day, 3x/day, after meals, before meals...)?

Arginine and Pycnogenol

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Posted by Richardj (Cape Town, South Africa) on 04/24/2011

Hi Ted, I have been taking cayenne pepper with garlic, borax (1/4) teaspoon in a litre of water and havent really found a significant increase in libido or erection strength.

I tried arginine and pycnogenol and that seems to have a great effect on erections. I'm just curious to know why borax doesnt work for this purpose. Should I take glysine with it?

Arginine, Horny Goat Weed, Cayenne

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Posted by WS (Costa Mesa, CA) on 07/20/2009

Erectile Dyfuction: The amino acid Arginine with Horny Goat Weed works. Start out with 2 1000 mg of Arginine and 2 500 mg of HGW daily. Work up to more if necessary. Kick in a little Cayenne for good measures.

Replied by Talibilm
(Toronto, Canada)

Wikipedia lists the following warnings for Arginine, so I will be scared to use it:


Possible increased risk of death after supplementation following heart attack

A clinical trial found that patients taking an L-arginine supplement following a heart attack found no change in the heart's vascular tone or decrease in the symptoms ofcongestive heart failure (the heart's ability to pump). In fact, six more patients who were taking L-arginine died than those taking a placebo resulting in early termination of the study with the recommendation that the supplement not be used by heart attack patients. [16][17][18] These findings suggest L-arginine is not beneficial post-heart-attack.

[edit]Potential medical uses

[edit]Lung inflammation and asthma

The Mayo Clinic web page on L-arginine reports that inhalation of L-arginine can increase lung inflammation and worsen asthma. [19]

Replied by Brent
(Spartanburg, S.C.)

I've been taking L-Arginine for years. It's a vasodilator. Dilates your blood vessels to increase your blood flow. Lowers blood pressure and sends more blood to your manhood. It works. It's in all the men's sex products. I take 3 grams a day when I take it. Probably caution if you have heart problems. Citruline is a similar product. Check with your nearest health food store.

Replied by Art
2182 posts

Arginine with NAC is more effective than arginine alone for lowering blood pressure. For people with herpes or certain viruses, arginine may exacerbate the condition and cause outbreaks or feed an existing outbreak.


Replied by Swade

I have had success with L-Arginine, The one by "Now Sports" its pure with no other ingredients I dont work for them nor am I an affiliate either, this is just my personal experience, my cardiologist approve of it also. so consult your physician


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Posted by Ivan (Sacramento, Ca) on 02/25/2015

The only ashwagandha that does work is the Himalaya brand, everything else is a junk, does not work because is a fraud. Ashwagandha itself does work, but to get you to have sex you would need not what's written on the bottle. Indians took one heaping table spoon to have intercourse.

With the hymalaya, take 3 pill at once, in 30 minutes two more, in another 30 minutes again two more. Sex is guaranteed. Don't be scared. For sex, this herb is taken in large quantities, just don't take it all at once and you will be happy.

Avocado Oil

Posted by Larry (Fairfax, VA) on 08/25/2014

Heard that avocado oil aids male erectile dysfunction. Anyone familiar with this use of avocado oil?

Replied by Id
(Florida, US)

Avocado oil is said to be excellent for reducing cholesterol, which in turn, decreases plaque build up and improves circulation all over the body.

Based on the benefits, I would say yes it would help in addition to cayenne and cold showers, exercise, etc.


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Posted by Art (Singapore) on 03/28/2017

20 Mule Team Borax in the laundry detergent aisle. Wet "Trigger Finger" to 2nd knuckle. Dip in borax and stir into 8 oz glass of water. Drink Up! More energy, blood flow and with stimulation a damn good Woody.

To Duracell last coat crotch with iodine. Use 1 capful of DMSO and get frisky. Takes a lick-in and keeps on tic-kin. You will be amazed. Also gets rid of "Red itchy Balls" ( also good to bring blood and sensitivity to clit )

Posted by Alan (Toowoomba, Queensland Australia) on 09/29/2011

Hi all I went to the Chemist and purchased some Borax and had the intention to start to trial it for my condition of erectile disfunction. When I read the recomended use I realized that the main use for this product is for cleaning blocked drains as such. My question is, is this borax the correct product to ingest as suggested?

Replied by Gavin
(Manganui, Northland, New Zealand)

The Borax you have has to be used with caution.. And its for Arthritis. If you lick your finger up to the first joint and put it into the powder, what adheres is dissolved and drunk in an 8 oz. Glass of water... this gives about 9mg of boron which is a theraputic amount for arthritis per day.

The E.D. Is well covered in the E.D. Section. The cayenne and garlic works well.

Replied by Grace

You can buy borax pellets that are homeopathic so you do not have to take the borax detergent.

Posted by D (St Louis, Mo) on 01/08/2011

Is the Borax people are talking about for remedies for impotence the same as the laundry detergent borax? I assume you are not to take that orally so how would my husband do the whole taking borax thing? We are ready to try anything!!!!

Replied by Mesem
(Toulon, France)

Sodium borate from your chemist (pure in powder form). Mix1/4 teaspoon with 1 litre of unchlorinated , sans calcium carbonate water and drink through the day.

Replied by Rob
(Manhattan, Ny)

I would recommend trying Acetyl-L-Carnitine, Pycnogenol, before resorting to Borax. These will increase blood flow. You can take the Carnitine with Alpha Lipoic Acid for further health benefits. Some take a successful combo of Pycnogenol and L-argnine for erectile dysfunction. see here: http://findarticles.com/p/articles/mi_m0FDN/is_4_8/ai_111304013/

Also, look into some adaptogens like Ashwaganda, or Ginseng, or Rhodiola. To increase testosterone, look into Freeze Dried Stinging Nettle Root, and Tribulus Terrestris... and things will be looking up..:)

Replied by D
(St. Louis, Mo)

Thank you! As I said we are willing to try anything!!!!

Posted by Ted (Bangkok, Thailand) on 09/12/2008 391 posts

...Borax or sodium tetraborate hexahydrate, or related name is a boron mineral that is an essential minerals for mammals but are toxic for insects, parasites and hence is used to get rid of parasites and has a unique anti-fungal.

Most reported toxicity is boric acid, which is the acid component of boron, but the sodium borate is an alkaline component so it's toxicity is low. Israel has the world's lowest arthritis and rheumatism because the borax content high in their drinking water is high. Boron deficiency leads to osteoporosis and many problems associated with candida, lichen planus, and the like. I was once chemical industrialist and we used boron compounds added into infant formula and multivitamins to prevent boron deficiency. One of the most unique features of borons is it's toxicity of 2000 mg/kg of LD50 is equivalent toxicity equal to that of sodium chloride, which is salt. The single most unique element is boron I used is to fight against metastatic cancer rather successfully when taken along with two other critical components, lecithin taken before and after every meals, and alkalization also. Boron raises the body's immune system by normalizing the body's hormone system and raises libido and sexual impotence and has some unique viagra like properties in both men and woman. Boron is an essential minerals in stabilizing calcium and magnesium components in the blood. Its anti cancer properties of boron or borax owes it to the fact it can kill fungus, reduce mycotoxins and which is really the cause behind cancer, arthritis, candida, and polycystic ovarian syndrome. It reduces excessive calcification of the pineal gland which is the control center of the biological clock and is used to detoxify or reduce the toxicity of fluoridated water. In fact this is the antidote I used to prevent myself from death of accidental fluoride poisoning during my laboratory work with hydrofluoric acid. I wouldn't be hear typing this post if it hadn't been for borax saving my life on a couple of ocassions. One common poisoning that parents worry is when children eat up the almost most of the toothpaste tube and borax has saved their life. The toxicity of fluoride we used in toothpaste is actually more than 10 times more toxic than borax. Borax toxicity of LD50 is equal to that of Salt, which is safer than some of the pharmaceuticals that is FDA approved. Because of its effectiveness in most remedies, the fact that its an essential mineral and that it has saved my life, boron isn't going to go away that easily. Think of it this way: what happens if your child has accidental fluoride poisoning from toothpaste and doctors say there's nothing you can do about it?


Replied by Diane
(Minneapolis, MN)

I read somewhere else on this site that the dosage is 1/4 tsp for adult males and 1/8 tsp for adult females, this you put in a liter (4 cups) of water and sip throughout the day. I got mine from _____. I am trying this with my husband I will give feed back in a couple months because for him this is a has only started recently and I am quite sure he thinks I'm a babe LOL. No I am just taking care of him.

Replied by Raj
(Washington, DC)

Still waiting to hear from Diane from Minneapolis about her experience with Borax. Also, this is a question for Ted --- How long do you drink Borax in water to get full and lasting benefit?

Replied by Diane
(Minneapolis, Mn)

I am giving feedback on the Borax. It works pretty much instantly and impotance did not come back until my husband quit using it. He quits and start on and off because it makes him feel hungry constantly, I have taken it and had the same effect. (I think it may be starving/killing fungus and candida which is telling his body "eat more", just a thought) I feel his impotence is from fungus overgrowth because he has had an itch on his testicles for over five years and things have helped it but it has never gone away completely. We now are going to start bathing in 1c borax every night for a week and then once a week after that. Last night before our 2nd bath I asked him how his itch was and he realized that he had not thought of it all day and when he felt the testie skin the itchy feeling was there but he was amazed at how much less it itched. We decided to bath in it because I read how your can reap the benifits through your pores. I am bathing with him just so he'll remember to do it and yes he still thinks I'm a babe.

Replied by Ted
(Bangkok, Thailand)
391 posts

Dear Diane:

I have added one more to help some erectile dysfunction. Borax for some reason is synergistic with another supplement I found by observation, which is glycine. The amino acid tastes sweet, but is ideally taken in the evening. Both the borax and the glycine has similar effects on both men and woman, in terms of sexual dysfunction. Itching testicals is a common problem, and most of that, the most irritating one is actually the fungus or candida issues. Therefore it's best to avoid sugary food, fats and artificial sweeteners. Those top three things worsen the condition. You can also prepare a borax wash in that particular area, if borax runs short. It works too.

The dose for glycine is about 1/2 to 1 teaspoon a day. So its roughly 1000 to 2000 mg of glycine. Gycine is a simple amino acid that seems to help sleep, but also have some positive effects on erectile dysfunction.

Replied by Bill
(San Fernando, Philippines)

Hi Diane...I had tinea cruris (jock itch -- a very similar problem as your husbands'problem) for seven years before I managed to get rid of it. Although I fully support the borax cure by Ted(I also use borax now for my skin and internally), what cured my jock itch over two years ago was simple Milk of Magnesia(Magnesium Hydroxide in aqueous solution) that everyone uses as a laxative. I used MoM together with athletes foot powder which is basically salicylic acid or salicylate, the same as aspirin. I also alkalyzed heavily -- as per Ted's advice -- using his lemon/lime or ACV sodium bicarbonate remedy as the main cure for my candida problems (athletes foot, eczma, constipation, poor energy etc).

If your husband's impotence is due to candida or fungus, it would really make sense to get rid of the internal fungus first (ie the cause). Here is the regimen I used for alkalyzing:

Alkalyze 2 X per day with one lemon/lime(or 2 X tablespoons ACV) mixed together with a 1/4 to 1/2 tspn Baking Soda (Sodium Bicarbonate) mixed in half a glass of water.

I got rid of my persistent jock itch very quickly. During the day I would use the athletes foot powder in my genital area. At night, after my shower I would apply the MoM to the effected parts of my legs and genitals and let it dry(this is very soothing, by the way). I would leave this on all night. A caveat here -- although leaving the MoM all night didn't hurt me, I would leave it on only for about 20 mins (it dries to a dust) then wash it off -- because different people have different sensitivities. I had been using the athletes foot powder already for about a week when I started using the MoM. My jock itch disappeared completely in 2 days after applying the MoM !!

In my research on tinea cruris(jock itch), I found out that this was caused by the same fungus as tinea pedis(athletes foot) which is why I used the athletes foot powder as well.

I cured my jock itch very quickly, but it took about a year of faithful alkalyzing to rid myself of the candida. Also my eczma, psoriasis, constipation etc. -- which I regard as simple external manifestations of my candida -- also completely disappeared. But, I must add that it took about a year of alkalyzing to remove my candida with all problems.

Here is a link to the MoM cures, read Ted's feedback:


I still take Ted's alkalyzing remedies a few times a week even now. I will always use this simple but effective alkalyzing protocol now.

With much grateful thanks to both Ted and Earth Clinic.

Replied by Randy

I keep seeing borax as a suggestion for curing ED. Isn't it curious no one here has mentioned that borax is used to chelate fluoride from the body. I wonder if maybe you could save a step by not drinking fluoride or brushing with fluoridated toothpaste. Isn't it also curious that Viagra and the other pills for ED began to show up in the market not long after they began to fluoridate the water. Think about it. Do the math, check the dates. $$$$

Burst Training

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Posted by Jack (Short Hills, Nj) on 08/09/2016

For erection issues. Do burst training. Look it up on internet. It raises HGH (Human Growth H), and testosterone. It takes some time. Always consult with Doctor. It can be too intense for some. Takes 20 minutes 3 times a week. Also, eat nuts like broad beans, almonds, pastachios, brazil nuts, walniuts with raw honey. It need not be mixed together but eaten together. A small amount goes a long way. It's especially good eaten before bed. Ask doctor first. Can upset stomach.


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Posted by Jillery (Rawlly, Nc) on 12/06/2015 88 posts

I found under the ailments section that cayenne could be helpful with someone with ED. My mate's ED came on rather quickly and we were both surprised. Looking over EC I found taking cayenne (and also garlic) could be helpful. Let me tell you it WORKS!!! He takes one tab a day and then often one shortly before we 'go to bed'. He takes one Kyolic tab a day. We are happy campers!!

Posted by Wcb (True North, Nwt, Canada) on 07/04/2012

Cayenne for Erectile Dysfunction

Definite "Yea" here. I started with a bit too much though and it upset my stomach for about an hour, 3 hours after taking it. But the intended effect was unbelievable! I really took it to the limit just to see how many times I could go. 4 times that day and could've gone for more still. This really works but please watch the initial amounts or you will be in the bathroom in pain for a little while.

I started with about 1/2 tsp of 90,000SHU organic cayenne. I will be cutting back to 1/4 or 1/8 tsp and see how it goes.

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