Q. I started taking Gingko biloba a few months ago for leg pain due to poor circulation. I got moderate relief from the leg pains, but I also began having great orgasms!
I didn’t ascribe it to the herb at first, because it took a couple of months of usage before this effect appeared. As a 69-year old man, I am surprised to have such great pleasure and relief, just as I did 30 years ago.
I have been taking blood pressure pills for about a decade. That might have some impact on the less intense orgasms I experienced before starting ginkgo. This herb may not help all men on high blood pressure medication, but some may be helped as I was.
A. Research on Ginkgo biloba suggests that it can improve circulation in hands, feet, arms and legs. Presumably, the enhanced circulation could also benefit sexual function.
Some anti-hypertensive drugs may interfere with libido, erections or orgasms. We don’t know whether ginkgo would reverse this problem for other men.
For those interested in learning more, we offer our Guides to Ginkgo, Drugs that Affect Sexuality and Treating Sexual Dysfunction. Anyone who would like copies may send $3 in check or money order with a long (no. 10) stamped (60 cents), self-addressed envelope: Graedons’ People’s Pharmacy, No. YPV-927, P. O. Box 52027, Durham, NC 27717-2027.
Ginkgo may interact with some blood pressure pills. Please discuss this with your doctor.