The term impotence is used in reference to males and means either the lack of desire or the inability to perform the sex act satisfactorily, in spite of desire. The term frigidity is usually used in reference to females to indicate the same condition, but may also be used to describe a female totally lacking in interest. The problem for either sex is often psychological in nature and, ironically, is found with increasing frequency in our ‘liberated’ society. However, it may also be due to nutritional and metabolic imbalances or to physical injury. Candida yeast infection can be a common cause.
If physical injury is not the problem, change to a diet as follows: avoid all refined carbohydrates and eat mainly fresh fruits and vegetables, whole grains, nuts and seeds. Take Vitamin E, wheat germ oil, ginseng or Siberian ginseng as a supplement, and drink plenty of distilled or reverse osmosis water.
Fill in the Flower Essence Questionnaire to deal with under-lying stresses.
Single herbs: Rhodiola, Ginseng or Ashwagandha (stimulates all endocrine glands), Bee Pollen (builds up both male and female organs), Orchid, Tribulus (strengthens sexual desires, especially in males), Buchu (strengthens prostate), Damiana or Ginkgo (improve blood supply to genital area), Kava Kava (for females), Pumpkin seed oil (tonic for male sexual organs).
Nutritional Supplements: Vitamin A (10,000 IU, twice daily), B complex, Vitamin B6 (50-75 mg), PABA (100 mg), Vitamin C (500 mg, three times daily), Vitamin E (200-600 IU), Zinc (25-75 mg), Selenium (200 mcg Daily), Essential Fatty Acids.