Various disorders can affect men’s health, thus their libido: premature ejaculation, anejaculation, decreased desire, etc. It is important to identify the cause in order to be able to remedy it.

For more than 5,000 years, mankind has used medicinal plants to treat various ailments. These herbs, the benefits of which we often overlook, can be excellent alternative remedies to chemical drugs.

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Natural assets have more than one virtue. And in addition to being effective against certain health problems, natural active ingredients provide your body with a large amount of beneficial nutrients (vitamins, minerals, etc.).

Curious about their multiple properties and virtues? You will find a complete access to this ancient knowledge with this guide.

So, here we go …

Although the bulk of herbal health practitioners today are women, many have contributed to this science.

Indeed, many treatises on herbalism were written by men. The first writings alluding to plants appears in a work dating from 3,400 BC.

Written by a Chinese emperor and physician, on Sumerian clay tablets dating from 3,100 BC., within the Indian Vedas dating from 2,500 BC., and on papyri from Egypt dating from 1,600 BC.

The Greeks and Romans subsequently greatly contributed to the dissemination of knowledge about plants.

Around 300 years BC., Theophrastus, a disciple of Aristotle, wrote a medical treatise dealing with the use of 455 plants.

In the 1st century, Dioscorides, a Greek physician, also listed all botanical and medical knowledge in the famous De materia medica.

In the Middle Ages, Benedictine monks contributed to phytotherapy manuscripts.

During the Renaissance, Paracelsus, a Swiss physician, advanced herbalism by studying the active principles of plants by being the author of a herbarium that will be widely distributed.

So here we are going to talk about a few …

Men have not just contributed to this science, but have benefited many times from it. In this article, I present four herbs that are of great help in treating male-specific disorders.

The Role of Plants in Men’s Health

Medicinal plants will have several actions on the reproductive system.

Certain plants will tone and nourish the reproductive and urinary organs. Others will balance hormones and the endocrine system as a whole. Still others will promote better circulation.

Plants also promote fertility by balancing hormones, stimulating libido and invigorating the body in general.

Here are Four Plants That are Essential for Human Care

Fireweed (Epilobium angustifolium or parviflorum)

fireweed great for men s health

This is the floral emblem of the Yukon. In the past, the white foam of its seeds was spun and woven to make clothes, while the fibrous stems were used for the manufacture of fishing nets among the Amerindians.

They also used the leaves to treat burns, wounds, swelling and boils. The roots, in infusion, were used to purify the blood.

It has proven more than once its usefulness for precious men’s health since it is highly effective in cases of prostate disorders. Its action on the prostate is explained by its anti-inflammatory property and its balancing power on male hormones.

It blocks the production of the enzymes responsible for an enlarged prostate and prevents testosterone from converting into its harmful form (DHT).

This also makes it attractive for treatment for prostate cancer. Maria Treben, Austrian herbalist, claims to have cured several cancer patients thanks to it.

Its hormonal action also makes it effective in limiting hair loss.

Fireweed will also be useful for urinary tract infections and urination disorders as it tones the urinary tracts in addition to being antimicrobial.

Nettle (Urtica dioica)

nettle is also great for men's health

The virtues of nettle have been touted since ancient times and have been repeatedly confirmed by studies and experimentation.

All parts of the plant have medicinal properties, but it is especially the roots and seeds that are of great interest to men’s health.

The roots relieve urination problems associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia. They would have a direct impact on the volume of the prostate.

According to one study, after 60 days of treatment, patients’ prostate volume decreased by 60%.

We believe that, like fireweed, helps to prevent the conversion of testosterone to DHT, which causes prostate problems. Efficacy for this application would increase if taken in combination with saw palmetto.

Nettle is also among the aphrodisiac plants. This application has been recognized for a very long time. Galen (129-216), father of pharmacy, communicated that the seeds “taken as a beverage in boiled wine, excited the game of love“.

The seeds have been found to be rich in a neurotransmitter essential for sex. Another practice to boost sexual desire and pleasure was to rub the genitals with fresh nettle leaves. Nettle is still in use against impotence today, but taking seeds internally is more common than rubbing with fresh leaves.

The aerial parts also contribute to human health by combating hair loss and promoting regrowth. One more reason to make it a plant of choice.

Saw Palmetto or Sabal (Sabal serrulata, Serenoa repens)

also good for men s health is saw palmetto
Saw Palmetto

The berries of this plant were used as food among Native Americans. They also used it to treat various disorders of the urinary system.

In the 19th century, doctors in the eclectic American school used this herb to treat symptoms associated with benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Saw Palmetto was also included in the list of official drugs in the United States until 1950. Falling into disrepute with the advent of synthetic drugs, it is once again in the spotlight for the cure of the disease benign prostatic hyperplasia.

Numerous studies confirm its effectiveness. Its action is explained, among other things, by its anti-inflammatory action and its balancing power on the estrogen / testosterone ratio.

Damiana (Turnera diffusa)

damiana is good for men s health

The Mayans of America used damiana as an aphrodisiac. This application has stood the test of time, and even today we recognize this virtue.

Damiana increases the general vitality of the body and stimulates the activity of the male sexual organs. It has a stimulating action on the nervous system and acts on male hormones.

Of great help in cases of premature ejaculation, impotency and a lack of libido. It will also be a valuable ally in cases of mild depression and nervous fatigue. This is a great tonic for men!

These are wonderful plants that have been, are, and will be, of great use to men’s health in this world.

This article does not replace a consultation with a healthcare professional. It is always important to consult a health care professional before doing any herbal treatment.

By Theresia Breu, herbalist and Seréna Québec instructor


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Ensure you visit your physician if you are using any medication or if you are skeptic following the advice offered.

Also, note that results may vary among individuals. All media content used in this post are for illustration purposes alone.

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Men’s Health — 16 Comments

  1. Thank you for the detailed information here about men’s health and various things that can be used as natural herbal medicinines for them. Honestly, the pharmaceutical industry has made most people forget the benefits attached to the uses of medicinal herbs. Thanks for pointing out these essentials out here for us all. Really helpful

    • Thanks very much for taking the time to read my article in men’s health Nath. I am glad that you find it informative. 

      I wish you the very best of health. Take care and stay safe!


  2. Hello, 
    One of the things I have learned, mostly from my Wife is that “Natural” Health is different than “Organic” health. If one reads the label on certain product you purchase one will find that natural can have many artificial flavors where as organic is simply in it’s raw state mostly. I love to eat healthy foods and take vitamins that are awesome for my body and I really try to take in all the ingredients that is on the label. Also, after reading the ingredients, one can google them to see exactly what kinds of positive or adverse effects it can have on the body.

    I hope this is of value my friend!


    • Thanks for your clarification John, I do appreciate it. You are quite right one must not confuse “natural” and “organic”. As you say both terms are totally different especially when it comes to health.

      Your explanation makes it easy for my readers to understand the difference.

      Wishing you and your wife a very safe and healthy life.


  3. Hello John, thanks for sharing this educational post here. As a human being, we are exposed to many things that can affect us and we sometimes do nothing or in worse cases don’t know what is actually wring with us. The male species in humans can be exposed to some really serious health issues and I feel happy to see a helpful article 

    • Thanks so much for sharing your views Justin. I do agree with you and I am glad that this guide found many interested readers.

      Stay safe and healthy,


  4. This is a very informative post on Men’s health and the plants that are essential and beneficial for men. I had no idea that fireweed and nettles are effective in prostate disorders and I will definitely be exploring this more as my husband has recently been told that he has an enlarged prostate. 

    You mention that nettle seeds are normally taken, but I am wondering if making netter soup or brewing a tea from the leaves, would be good enough. 

    Thank you for a very helpful post. 

    • Thanks for sharing your husband’s health issue Line, but not to over worry about it as an enlarged prostate is quite common in men, depending on your husbands age of course. Anyway, it is something to think about and to take as a gentle warning.

      Yes, netter soups and teas would be of great help to start with, of course remaining in touch with his medical practitioner.

      Stay safe and healthy,


  5. So much information and helpful as well, especially as a man over 50 right?  It is appreciated.  I wish I had something to add but don’t have any valuable information that would be helpful to your listeners.  I will come back your way though if I need any advise in this area.  Thank you.

    • Thanks for popping in Dave. I am glad that you enjoyed this guide and I wish you long lasting health. You are most welcome to check in again at any time.

      Take care,


  6. Well, that’s the first time of heard of Fireweed. As a man, it certainly is of interest to me especially as I’m getting closer and closer to 60 years old and my father had prostate cancer.

    Rub where with fresh nettle leaves? I don’t think so! Although, it would be interesting to try the seeds and see what affect they have.

    Have you, yourself tried any of these and if so, what were the results?

    • I’m glad that you found this article interesting Les, as we all do when approaching this age. I did try some of these recipes yes, but not the rubbing of fresh nettle thing yet, but if you do try if, please remember to share with us here how it feels and what are the results, okay?

      Wishing you a great health,


  7. hello John

    First i like this topic of health and persuit of organic products and sceptical on then term ‘Natural’ with clarification on product labels and government legislation we are seeing more organic products hitting the market place. 

    as a staunch supporter of health and wellbeing i believe the choice should not be only put on the buyer to choose but the manufactures to be crystal clear of what their products are to health and our bodies.

    Lots of inightful infromation from your article many thanks 


    • Thanks for taking the time to comment Chris. Unfortunately some countries are not very strict on the labeling of products that are manufactured withing their boundaries that are said to be a natural or organic product, which is a pity because there is a big difference and we, the consumers have the right to know what we are absorbing.

      Take care, stay safe and healthy,


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    • Thanks for the review Bruce. You probably know that psoriasis cannot be eradicated completely, right? However, I have gone from terrible flares of psoriasis to practically nothing just by following some simple remedies that I am describing all along this website, even my doctor doesn’t believe the results.

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