According to the International Institute of Sexual Medicine, the problem of premature ejaculation affects 20 to 30% of men in Europe. This dysfunction, whose origins are varied, causes a lot of discomfort for the subject and great frustration. Fortunately, today there are natural herbal treatments that are proving to be very effective and without any side effects. Clove is widely cited in this sense. What are its properties? We tell you about it in this file.
Premature ejaculation: what diagnostic definition?
Premature ejaculation results in a release of ejaculation that occurs prematurely, before both partners want it, and this, repeatedly. In a word, it is a man's inability to "hold back" or control his ejaculation. The phenomenon of premature ejaculation is usually associated with an underlying dysfunction such as an erectile disorder, neurological disorder, prostatitis or a psychological problem.
Biological causes are also suspected in those affected, reflecting abnormal hormonal levels. Nevertheless, it is essentially sexological factors that precipitate its manifestations. In addition, a strong correlation is established between emotional problems and premature ejaculations: stress, depression, early sexual experience, sexual abuse, etc.
Add to that the feeling of guilt and lack of self-confidence. The fear of losing an erection can also lead to hastening penetration and ejaculating quickly.
Clove and its therapeutic virtues
The clove comes from a shrub very widespread in Asia, and which is also found in Africa and South America. Shortly before they hatch, the clove buds are picked and dried in the sun until they obtain this highly prized spice in cuisines around the world.
But it is above all a privileged ingredient in phytotherapy for its innumerable virtues on health. We often cite as an example its analgesic, antibacterial, anti-inflammatory and dermatological action. But clove is particularly recognized as a natural libido booster! Its main effect is to stimulate sexual desire and maintain performance in bed.
In ancient times, the spice was widely used as a natural stimulant and de-fatigue. It is a central component of the remedies of Ayurveda which is the alternative and traditional medicine of India. In Asia, cloves are recommended for people who have lost their sexual desire, either because of nervous or biological disorders, as well as for men with erectile dysfunction or suffering from premature ejaculation.
Combined with other plant extracts in a specific preparation of food supplement, the effectiveness of cloves is multiplied to help control ejaculation which induces a fulfilling sex life! But beware, these commercially available supplements must be purchased from a reliable brand to avoid the risk of deception.
How does clove work against premature ejaculation?
The inability to hold back an ejaculation long enough is mostly due to poor blood circulation in the arteries of the penis. The corpora cavernosa of the phallus indeed form an extensible and spongy tissue. When gaps occur in the vascularization of these cavernous bodies, the erection is neither complete nor enduring. And even if there is arousal and sexual desire, neurotransmitters do not support the act until its completion, which explains the occurrence of premature ejaculation.
The beneficial effects of cloves come in particular from its action on the blood system. Indeed, the spice helps to normalize the circulation of blood and its influx to the genitals. Sexual performance is ensured thanks to the perfect balance of the abundant flow of blood inside and outside the penis. Thus, the therapeutic properties of cloves perform a neurovascular function, that is, they facilitate the relaxation of smooth muscles, the dilation of the vessels of the penis and an influx of blood into the cavernous bodies. In addition, used in moderate doses, cloves act favorably on the secretion of testosterone: the male sex hormone par excellence!
Moreover, recent scientific studies carried out on laboratory rats have shown an increase in penile reflexes in these rodents, as well as obvious aphrodisiac properties. Other sources in herbal medicine consider that cloves also reduce the latency time between two erections (time after an ejaculation and before a new erection).
Contraindications of cloves
Unrestrained consumption of cloves can have undesirable effects, especially in the event of an overdose. This is why it is strongly advised to be accompanied by a specialist doctor when one wishes to start a cure for this product of alternative medicine.
In general, the doses depend on the mode of consumption chosen, the weight of the subject and his general state of health. For powder production, it is recommended to respect a daily dosage of 0.1 to 0.3 grams. When extracted as an essential oil, 2 milliliters is the maximum dose that should not be exceeded. It is especially necessary to be careful with oils because they are often very concentrated and can cause irritation or burns when applied locally without being diluted. It would be best to incorporate them into a virgin oil before application.
Finally, clove is contraindicated in pregnant and breastfeeding women. Clove-based treatments are also not recommended for children under 12 years old.