Jamaican Jungle Herbs

I just got back from my third trip to Jamaica this year, and I have some terrific news for you!

Back in March I told you about my first trip when I met Ivy Harris, a native Maroon healer. She introduced me to herbs that I had never heard of before…

All Man’s Strength, Prone Bark, Black Wist, and Bachelor’s Buttons. The names describe what they do – give men potency and virility.

At the time, I mentioned that Ivy’s garden – while a treasure trove of West African, Native American and local Jamaican herbs – wasn’t big enough for me to grow a supply that I could share with you. Ivy treats about 100 people a year; I treat thousands in my practice alone.

I checked with the suppliers I work with in the U.S. They couldn’t find these herbs anywhere. They’d never heard of them. They told me it was a lost cause.

But, on this trip, I found an herbalist who owns 500 acres of land in Port Antonio, Jamaica – the same region where Ivy lives. I’m working with him right now to plant crops of these little-known herbs for male potency.

I’m hoping to bring these herbs to you soon. Ivy tells me that she and her Maroon ancestors have used these remedies successfully for hundreds of years.

Of course, I’ll need to evaluate their effectiveness with my own clinical trials. And I’ll have to arrange with customs to get this non-native flora into the country.

In the meantime, if you’re looking for ways to boost your testosterone naturally and improve your performance, here are some herbs that will help do the job:

Tribulus terrestris – This libido booster has a 3,000-year old history across Asia. It ratchets up your manliness in every way. Plus, new research suggests that Tribulus can get your engines revved up [1].

German researchers gave it to 50 lucky guys. The result? The men reported they had “better sex afterwards, more fun in bed and just generally felt better about themselves.” Take 500 mg daily.

Muira puama – In one study, French researchers gave muira puama to men who complained of lack of sexual desire, or inability to attain or maintain an erection. After just 14 days, 62% of the men said the treatment had a dynamic effect [2]. Take 500 mg.

Epimedium – Better known as horny goat weed, it has a long history of use as a natural aphrodisiac. In a remote area of China, a goat herder noticed that when his goats chewed on a certain patch of weeds, they became sexually aroused – and almost unbearably potent for hours at a time. I recommend taking 250 mg of horny goat weed.

Stinging Nettles Once considered a “poor man’s vegetable” more than an herb, nettle has anti-inflammatory properties and promotes prostate health. Take 140 mg a day.

These are the same herbs that I use with my patients and I put in my product formulas.

References:

  1. “German researchers testing"…” Agence France Presse. March 16, 2009.
  2. Waynberg J. Yohimbine vs. muira puama in the treatment of sexual dysfunction. Am J Nat Med. 1994;1:8-9
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Dr. Al Sears is fast becoming the nation's leading authority on longevity and heart health.  His cutting edge breakthroughs and commanding knowledge of alternative medicine have been transforming the lives of his patients for over 15 years.

Dr. Sears currently owns and operates a successful integrative medicine and anti-aging clinic in Wellington, Florida with over 15,000 patients. Over the course of his career, he has developed his own approach to heart health, longevity and anti-aging medicine - combining the best of modern medical science with natural holistic techniques and treatments.

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