15 Home Remedies for Premature Ejaculation

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There are few things more humiliating and frustrating than getting all wound up for making love only to have it come to a quick screeching halt. Premature ejaculation happens to just about every man at some point or another, but when it becomes a frequent problem there are a number of home remedies for premature ejaculation to help overcome the embarrassment and get your lovemaking back on track.

Though premature ejaculation is not considered a critical health issue, it can be an indicator or symptom of critical health issues and is sometimes a side effect of some medication. You should contact your healthcare professional if premature ejaculation becomes a chronic issue.

1. Ginger, Honey, and Hibiscus

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Handed down through generations, ginger, honey, and hibiscus is among the most potent home remedies for premature ejaculation. Their success is related to their ability to improve circulation and blood flow. In addition, the amino acid L-tryptophan, which produces 5-HTP, is found in ginger and honey and naturally increases serotonin levels. Low serotonin levels contribute to premature ejaculation.

What to do:

  • Peel and slice 1 Tbsp of fresh ginger root and add it to 1 ½ cups of boiling water.
  • Reduce heat to simmer for 5 minutes.
  • Remove from heat and add 1 Tbsp of hibiscus flowers.
  • Steep for 5 minutes, strain and add 1 tsp of honey.
  • Drink this 2 to 3 times daily.

2. Ashwagandha

A favorite herb for sexual dysfunction in Ayurvedic medicine is ashwagandha. This potent herb works on both erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation by balancing male libido and preventing over stimulation.

What to do:

  • Take 1000 mg of high strength ashwagandha with a meal 1 hour before lovemaking.
  • Repeat this as needed before sexual activity.

3. Kava

Another effective herb for preventing premature ejaculation is kava. This herb helps to relax the brain’s neurotransmitters to slow down overactive male libido and prevent over stimulation. In addition, kava increases blood flow to the penis helping you to retain your erection longer.

What to do:

  • Take 100 to 200 mg of kava extract an hour before intercourse for best results.
  • Can be taken along with 5-HTP to have an even greater effect.
  • Repeat whenever intercourse is planned.

4. 5-HTP

5-Hydroxytryptophan (5-HTP) is another formula for the best home remedies for premature ejaculation. Like ginger and honey mentioned above, 5-HTP helps give serotonin levels in your body a boost. The boost in serotonin helps to bring physical and mental relaxation and prevent over stimulation.

What to do:

  • Upon the advice of a healthcare professional, take between 200 and 600 mg per day.
  • Allow 7 to 10 days of regular dosage to see the full benefits of this remedy.

5. Kegel Exercises

Another way to regain control of premature ejaculation is to do Kegel exercises. Kegel exercises strengthen the pubococcygeus (PC) muscle, which in turn gives you better control over ejaculation.

What to do:

  • To locate the PC muscle, squeeze down while urinating in order to stop the stream.
  • Having located the muscle, clench and squeeze the muscle and hold it for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Release and allow yourself to relax for 10 to 15 seconds.
  • Repeat this cycle 5 times in a row per session.
  • Practice these exercises faithfully three times daily.

6. Masturbation

One trick for preventing premature ejaculation is masturbation. Sex therapists agree that many premature ejaculation sufferers can prevent the issue by masturbating a few hours before you expect to have intercourse. However, if you are an older male, this might work too well and prevent you from being able to obtain an erection.

What to do:

  • Masturbate to ejaculation 2 to 3 hours before you expect to have sex.
  • Repeating this too often or not having enough time to recoup, can work against you, so be careful.

7. Special Condoms

Making use of special condoms is another of the most successful home remedies for premature ejaculation. A thicker walled condom can help to reduce stimulation and prevent premature release. In addition, there are condoms with the numbing agent benzocaine in them to help numb penile sensitivity as well.

What to do:

  • Look for extra strength condoms with a thickness of 0.09 mm.
  • You can also use regular thickness condoms that are treated with 5% benzocaine.

8. Deep Breathing

It might seem completely off base to consider deep breathing as a means of preventing premature ejaculation, but it works. Deep breathing increases oxygen levels to the brain to create a calming effect. The calmer and more relaxed you are before intercourse, the better you will perform and the less likely you are to experience either PE or PD.

What to do:

  • Close your eyes and inhale through your nose, feeling your diaphragm lift as you inhale.
  • Hold the breath for three to five seconds and slowly exhale through your mouth.
  • Repeat this a dozen or so times, focusing on calming feeling until you feel yourself relax.

9. Consider Your Diet

Believe it or not, diet can play a major role in preventing premature ejaculation. Tweaking your diet and making some lifestyle changes can ensure that you have the optimal nutrients for proper sexual function.

What to do:

  • Dumping greasy foods, caffeine and alcohol can have a major effect on sexual function.
  • Consuming a diet which is rich in zinc or taking a zinc supplement can also help.
  • Foods containing a lot of zinc include spinach, beef, shrimp, oysters, seeds, watermelon, nuts, garlic, and mushrooms.

10. Continue Having Sex

When it comes to home remedies for premature ejaculation, continuing to have sex is among the most important. Because performance anxiety is often one of the issues related to premature ejaculation, continuing to have sex is of major importance. This will require a very healthy relationship with your partner and understanding that the issue will not continue forever.

What to do:

  • Discuss the issue with your partner and be certain to look at extraneous issues that could be the cause; medical and pharmaceutical conditions.
  • Explore other aspects of intercourse not related directly to penetration.
  • Communicate with your partner to stop stimulation when you feel like you’re about to ejaculate. Take a moment to relax and start again.

11. Okra

This plant, sometimes called lady’s finger, is a commonly used remedy for premature ejaculation in some parts of the world. Okra is high in zinc and other vitamins that are essential for the production of serotonin.

What to do:

  • Make okra a regular part of your diet.
  • In addition, you can obtain powder made from grinding okra.
  • Mix 2 tsp of okra powder in a glass of warm milk.
  • Drink this mixture every night before going to bed.

12. Almonds and Saffron

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Also included on our list of home remedies for premature ejaculation are almonds and saffron. Almonds contain L-carnitine, riboflavin, and phenylalanine, which help reduce stress and increase serotonin production as well as provide a trace of zinc. Saffron is a mild aphrodisiac which improves libido, but does not add to overstimulation and is rich in zinc and other minerals important to sexual function.

What to do:

  • Soak 10 almonds in water overnight.
  • The following morning, peel the almonds and place them in a blender with 1 cup of milk, a pinch each of ginger, cardamom, and saffron.
  • Drink this mix twice a day.

13. Garlic

Another remedy to keep in mind is garlic. Although some might think that the odor of garlic will completely destroy their sex life, garlic is quite effective at increasing blood flow to the penis, which helps you maintain your erection and better control of ejaculation.

What to do:

  • Peel and thoroughly chew 2 to 3 garlic cloves before swallowing.
  • Repeat this daily until the condition improves.

14. Carrots and Egg Yolks

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Among the simplest and most surprising home remedies for premature ejaculation are carrots and egg yolks. The beta-carotene in carrots helps to improve blood flow as well as stimulating serotonin production. Egg yolks help to give testosterone a boost, which helps give you more control over ejaculation.

What to do:

  • Mix ½ cup of grated carrots with 1 boiled egg.
  • Add 1 tsp of honey.
  • Consume this mixture daily.

15. Asparagus Root

A final item to keep in mind for the treatment of premature ejaculation is asparagus root. Asparagus root has been used for centuries in Ayurvedic and Chinese medicines as a cure for all sexual dysfunctions, including premature ejaculation.

What to do:

  • Add 1 Tbsp of asparagus root powder to a glass of warm milk.
  • Drink this mixture twice daily until the issue is resolved.


The humility and frustration associated with premature ejaculation have a tendency to compound themselves due to discouragement and performance anxiety. Get rid of your anxieties, give your confidence a boost and get back on track sexually by making use of one or more of the 15 home remedies for premature ejaculation. If you have questions or comments, please add them below and, of course, share your success stories so that you can encourage others as well.

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