Can the Maca Herb Help Treat ED in Men?

Maca Benefits for Men's Sexual Health

Scientists have studied the claims carried down from Incan folklore about the ability of maca to increase libido and as a natural remedy for erectile dysfunction. Today, men are learning how to take advantage of maca benefits for men’s sexual health.

Maca Benefits for Men’s Sexual Health

Maca, which belongs to the same family as broccoli and kale, has been found in several studies to improve sexual desire and improve sexual function.

One of the studies was conducted at Massachusetts General Hospital, where the investigators learned that 3,000 mg daily of maca improved sexual dysfunction. (Dording) Maca appears to be safe at this dose, but you should consult your healthcare provider before using this herb for erectile dysfunction.


Dording CM,  et al. A double-blind, randomized, pilot dose-finding study of maca root (L. meyenii) for the management of SSRI-induced sexual dysfunction. CNS Neurosci Ther 2008 Fall; 14(3): 182-91

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