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Homeopathy and Erectile Dysfunction (ED)

erectile dysfunction
Written by Nikunj Trivedi

Erectile Dysfunction is most commonly a psycho-somatic problem with males. It is a sexual dysfunction in males that involves an inability to achieve or maintain an erection, sufficient to perform sexual intercourse. The cause may be physiological or psychological. Among the most common causes are anxiety, stress and emotional conflicts. It usually takes place with advancing age.

erectile-dysfunctionErectile Dysfunction is most commonly a psycho-somatic (Psoric in Origin) problem with males, where the person is unable to get or maintain an erection sufficient for  satisfactory Intercourse. Erectile dysfunction refers to the inability to achieve org-asm with adequate stimulation resulting in either delayed ej-aculation or no ejaculation. ED is however different from impotence.


The Latin term “impotentiacoeundi” describes the inability to insert the penis into the vagina. Mostly, such conditions are due to psychological causes. It is a sexual dysfunction in males that involves an inability to achieve or maintain an erection, sufficient to perform sexual intercourse. The cause may be physiological or psychological. Among the most common causes are anxiety, stress and emotional conflicts.


Causes of erectile dysfunction (Homeopathy for Erectile Dysfunction):



  • Neurogenic: Neuropathy due to Diabetes
  • Spinal cord Injury
  • Pelvic Injury or Trauma
  • Surgery or Radiation: Prostate or Bladder surgery or Radiation for Cancer treatment
  • Caveronosal Cause-i.e. Pyronie Disease.
  • Hormonal Imbalance
  • Circulation or Arterial Disorders-Peripheral vascular disease.
  • Cardio Vascular Causes: Hypertension


Psychological Causes:

  • Psychological conditions like nervousness and panic disorders
  • Apprehension and Anticipation etc.
  • Anxiety Neurosis



  • Anti-Hypertensive Treatment
  • SSRI (Selective serotonin reuptake inhibitors)
  • Post Surgical or Reconstructive Surgery
  • Age  It usually takes place with advancing age
  • Use of recreational drugs, tobacco, smoking etc. causing arterial narrowing and vaso-spasm


All these factors are predisposing causes in both sexes; hence it leads to sexual dysfunction. (PSORA)


Classification of dysfunction: (Root cause is Psora)

  1. Lifelong: The dysfunction has always been present.
  2. Acquired: At some point the person is able to function without dysfunction.
    1. Situational or Conditional: The dysfunction occurs only in some situations and not in others.
    2. Generalized: The dysfunction occurs regardless of the situation.

After understanding the above stated causes, we apply the knowledge of Homeopathy to the disease condition of the patient.


Role of Homeopathy in Erectile Dysfunction

Based on the law of similar, Homeopathy is entirely different in approach from most medical systems. In every case the Homeopath looks at everything that is going on in the patient’s life and prescribes based upon a “totality of symptoms”.

I often begin with administering Nux vomica, to patients who need to overcome the bad-effects of coffee, tobacco, alcoholic stimulants, highly spiced or seasoned food, over-eating, long continued mental over exertion, stress and sedentary life style, loss of sleep etc.

M.M. of Nux According to Boericke:  Mild: Very Irritable, Sensitive to all impression, ugly malicious, cannot bare or tolerate noises, odors, light etc.

According to Nash:

Very particular, careful, zealous persons, inclined to get excited and angry or of a spiteful, malicious disposition.


For conditions like Azospermia and Oligospermia the following medicines must be thought of :

Remedies useful for sperm-related conditions:

AgnusCastus: By relieving mental depression, it corrects the desire and improves the functional impotence

AnacardiumOrientalis: Dual personality, Lack of self-confidence with severe depression associated with impaired memory

Argentum Nitricum: Very Apprehensive from the first night of marriage, fearful and nervous, leading to premature ejaculations.”Erection fails when coition attempted”.

CaladiumExcellent for smokers & tobacco chewers. Increases the sperm count rapidly in smokers and tobacco chewers.

Conium MacTesticular injury Hydrocele, Varicocele, orchitis effects of suppressed sexual appetite.

Dioscoria: Suited very well to tea drinkers.

Phosphoric AcidGives excellent results in Oligo-asthenospermia.


It increases the motility of sperm.

Titanium: Too early ejaculation

TribulusTerrestris: A very good medicine for patients in their mid- 40’s having partial impotence caused by overindulgence or advancing age.

LycopodiumIt has proved its great value in sexual dysfunction. (acquired and situational).Very effective in premature ejaculation!

TinosporaCardifolia(2X): This medicine proves its great value in anti-sperm antibody positive cases.

Orchitinum: Azoospermia

Mangifera: Varicocele

PotasXanthae: Impotence


It should be appreciated that well selected constitutional remedies are an answer to infertility only, and not other male sexual disorders.

Factors affecting Fertility:


Lead  Pipes, lead paint  Decrease count infertility
Alcohol  Liquor, beer, wines Increase abnormal shapes Impotence
Cadmium  Cigarettes Decrease count Infertility 
Chloroprene Industry,chemicals No data Impotence,decreased libido 
DBCP   Pesticide Decrease count Infertility
Mercury Thermometers,bad seafood Decrease count Libido affected  
Tobacco smoke Tobacco Decrease count, increase abnormal shapes  Infertility
Vinyl chloride Plastics, vinyl Serious derangement in Sperm Morphology. Miscarriage,decreased libido 
Cocaine Drugs Decrease count,Decrease motility,Increase abnormal shapes  Infertility
Marijuana Drugs Decrease count,Increase abnormal shapes  Infertility
Chromium Welding Decrease count Infertility,TesticularAtrophy 
Ethylenedibromide Fumigant Decrease count, motility & viability  Infertility
Ethylene glycol ethers Paints, thinners,inks  Decrease count, high abnormal shapes  Infertility
Estrogens DES, PCB, DDT, phyto estrogens Decrease count & motility, high abnormal shapes  Infertility
Heat 30mins,43-47C, 12days Hot weather, sauna, ceramics  Decrease count Infertility
Microwaves-high frequency Electronics Decrease count & motility, high abnormal shapes Infertility











Erectile Dysfunction Cases Cured with Homeopathic Medicine

A Case of Erectile Dysfunction and Psoriasis – by Azmal Hossain

Vasculitis/Acid Reflux /Anxiety / Erectile Dysfunction – by Sowmya Sridharan

A Case of Male Impotency – by Verina Henchy

Infertility and Evidence Based Homeopathy – by Nikunj Trivedi


About the author

Nikunj Trivedi

Dr. Nikunj M Trivedi was born in India - Gujarat and presently lives in England. He graduated Homeopathy with First Rank in University with D.H.M.S (Gold Medallist) and PG-Hom at HCH London.UK. He was honoured as a Fellow by HMA UK and Fellow of British Institute of Homeopathy.
Dr. Trivedi has practiced homeopathy since 1980 with a full-fledged homeopathic hospital in India till 2004. He was affiliated with various Homeopathic College in Gujarat India. With his vast clinical experience in gynaecology and obstetrics, he treats male and female fertility, problems. He invented a technique to open a blocked fallopian tube with intra-uterine use of homeopathic remedies. He also used potentised L-arginine to correct sperm abnormalities. He works on oxidative stress in semen, an underlying cause of sperm DNA damage. He also worked on eosinophilia, considering the real obstacles to cure in many clinical conditions. Dr. Trivedi migrated to the UK in 2004 and established a clinical practice in Leicester. Presently he serves as Chairman- UK HMA. His publications related to Infertility are:
1. Repertory of Infertility.
2. Materia Medica of Sexual Disorders
3. Sperm Disorders and Homeopathy.
4. Mind at Menopause.


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