What Are Penis Enlargement Herbs? How Do They Work?

by Nick Swanson

Penis Enlargement Herbs
Spend a couple of hours on the internet and you’re sure to see an advertisement about penis enlargement supplements. These supplements are everywhere and they make a lot of claims, but they usually fail to deliver on their promises and often leads to disappointment.

A lot of men are searching for techniques they can use to increase the size of their penis and many of them tend to opt for methods that may be unsafe. In fact, some methods, such as the use of a penis pump or stretcher, can actually cause damage to the penile tissue, which may result in permanent damage that can only be reversed through expensive plastic surgery.

Science Base explains that the only real way to actually increase the size of a man’s penis is through surgery, but such a procedure is not only costly, but also very painful and the success of the surgery is never guaranteed.

The Good News about the Size of Your Penis

If you have been searching the internet for penis enlargement techniques, then you’ve surely landed on many pages that made wild claims about the average size of the male penis being much longer than it really is – and you’ve probably seen claims that all women have a desire for a larger penis. The truth is, these claims are falsely made to lure in men and make them hit the “buy” button.

Net Doctor reports that a recent study confirmed that the average size of a man’s erect penis is 5.88 inches, or 14.9 centimeters. While many previous studies relied on self-reported data, which is often falsely made, this study actually measured the size of multiple participant’s penises to obtain a more accurate “average size”.

They also report that most women are not worried about how large their partner is and are actually satisfied with the current size of their partner’s penis.

Penis Enlargement Herbs

Chinese medicine herbs
Even though the only true option for penis enlargement is surgical options, which is very invasive, you may still be able to experience some positive results by using certain supplements that contain “penis enlargement herbs”. Now, before you get too excited – you should know that these herbs will not actually add “permanent” inches to your penis.

The good news is that many natural herbs and compounds have gone through extensive scientific research and found to help men achieve better erections. For example, some ingredients may increase blood flow and others may boost a man’s libido.

All of these benefits can help a man’s penis fill up with more blood and result in a fuller erection – an erection that reaches its full capacity is often larger than a “normal” erection that a man has gotten used to; thus the man may experience a slight increase in his erection’s size due to the blood vessels filling properly and all other elements also acting together to improve the quality of his erection.

We have taken a look at some of the most common herbs and compounds that are included in penis enlargement supplements, considered the evidence behind them, and compiled a list of the most effective herbs that can improve the quality, firmness and potentially the size of a man’s erection.

  • L-Arginine – L-Arginine might not be a herb, but it surely has a lot of potential when it comes to boosting a man’s erectile function. In fact, L-Arginine has a similar function as Viagra’s primary ingredient in the human body.

    The compound is an amino acid. It is involved in the production of proteins, but some of the amino acid is also turned into a molecule known as Nitric Oxide inside the body.

    Nitric Oxide plays an important part in blood circulation and helps blood vessels relax. When blood vessels relax, blood flow increases and the penis has access to more blood when the man becomes sexually aroused. More blood equals a harder, fuller erection.

  • Epimedium – Epimedium is also called horny goat weed. A lot of supplements claim that this ingredient can cure erectile dysfunction, but these claims may be a bit far-fetched.

    The ingredient may, however, have a positive effect on the quality of an erection. The herb contains a natural chemical known as icariin. This chemical has the ability to widen blood vessels and causes the muscles that are present in the lining of blood vessels to relax.

    The result is better blood flow to all areas of the body – including the penis.

  • Ginseng root

  • Ginseng – Ginseng is a root extract. There are many different kinds of ginseng– many of these root extracts are used to naturally treat erectile dysfunction, but the evidence regarding the effects of ginseng on erectile dysfunction is mixed. There are, however, evidence that ginseng can boost blood flow. Ginseng also contains powerful adaptogen properties, which means it can help the body better deal with environmental stress. The most popular ginsengs used for improving erectile function include Panax Ginseng and Red Korean Ginseng.
  • Tongkat Ali – The majority of penis enlargement products contain Tongkat Ali. It is also called EurycomaLongifolia and the tree from which the ingredient is extracted is native to the Southern part of Asia.

    Some publications claim that Tongkat Ali works by increasing testosterone, but this fact has not been proven through scientific research.

    Some evidence is available that suggests Tongkat Ali can block estrogen production, which may lead to a higher level of testosterone.

    Tongkat Ali is both an aphrodisiac and a pro-erectile herb that also has the potential to support a man’s fertility.


While many different penis enlargement opportunities are promoted throughout the entire world, only the invasive procedures have scientific evidence behind them to proof they can actually add extra inches to the length and girth of a man’s penis. These procedures are, however, expensive, invasive and painful.

Fortunately, by using supplements with effective ingredients, a fuller erection can be experienced that is harder and slightly larger than usual erections due to the potential benefits offered by the ingredients.