Men's Health and Men's Herbs

Explore our herbs and superfoods specifically tailored to support men’s vitality and health.

For thousands of years medicine men and ‘wise women’ have known that herbs possess remarkable healing properties. Today, empirical evidence gathered over the centuries is being backed-up by scientific studies: ancient wisdom is meeting the data of the white-coated lab technician. In addition, herbs from all over the world are now easily available, and at Indigo Herbs you’ll find them cost-effective too.

There are many herbs to support men’s health, and unlike synthetic pharmaceutical drugs, they rarely have side-effects. Whether you want to relieve stress, boost your sexual drive, sharpen your mental faculties, or increase your physical resilience for training, there is a herb to fit the bill. Check out the list below to see which herbs best suit your situation.

Although herbs can work wonders on their own, they function most effectively when used as part of a healthy lifestyle – a balanced wholefood diet, detoxification, regular exercise, relaxation, adequate sleep, and emotional/spiritual fulfilment.

Today’s man wants to take responsibility for his health and a good place to start is nutrition. Superfoods are nutrient-dense plants such as berries, seeds, algae, mushrooms, seaweeds and grasses. Used as a daily supplement, added to juices or smoothies, sprinkled on yoghurt or cereal, or made into raw-food energy bars (go on, experiment!), they can quickly transform your diet from 2-star to 5-star.

All our botanicals are pure, high-quality and ethically sourced.


Agnus castus

(Agnus castus)
Agnus Castus

This pretty tree bears fruit that is taken as a natural aid for the symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome, known as PMS or PMT for Women, but for Men it actually suppresses the sex drive, so for any male with anoveractive sex drive this would be perfect. Monks have been known to take Agnus Castus for that exact reason.



(Medicago Sativa)
Alfalfa Benefits

Alfalfa Seeds are a great wholefood to add to nearly anything; lightly roasted or fried these can add great taste to all kinds of dishes. With its range of super healthy oils this seed is a great addition to salads and can help give energy without adding on extra pounds. 



(Withania somnifera)

Ashwagandha is the tonic for the 21st centuary man, it is said to bring "the strength of a stallion". It is known as Indian Ginseng. It is used extensively in Ayurvedic medicine.

Ashwagandha is rejuvenating and strengthening to the nervous system, and it works as a mild depressant to the over agitated nerves whilst nourishing and protecting. So it is excellent for stress induced disorders such as Insomnia, Anxiety, Neurosis.

Ashwagandha is an adaptogen, so it helps the body and mind adapt to stress that cannot be avoided, whilst strengthening and calming the mind and body. This is absolutely perfect for any modern man's health which is holding down a stressful job, family and training programme. Ashwagandha is the perfect product for all men, but for the ones putting their bodies under a lot of stress it can be massively beneficial for maintaining strength and recovery.



(Astragalus membranaceus)

Astragalus has a long history in China as an immune booster. Used as a base herb in many different herbal blends, Astragalus has the power to either fight off or help the body climb back to peak health. Highly recommended with Clats Claw. 


Brown Rice Protein

(Oryza sativa)
Rice Protein

Brown Rice Protein is a great supplement for all Vegan men.


Catuaba Bark

(Erythroxylum catuaba)

Catuaba is known to be a tonic for the nervous system, to bring strength, and to fortify and relieve fatigue. For men it is known to enliven the libido. In Brazilian medicine it is often combined with Muira Puama to have a dual action of tonifying the male sexual and urinary organs and relieving the condition of impotence. If it is consumed regularly it is thought to bring erotic dreams and then to bring increased libido. As it is an Aphrodisiac and a nervine, it is also anti-viral which means that it is effective in fortifying against bacteria and viruses.

So in simple, Catuaba for Men is known to be very good for the prostate and can gradually build up your sex drive.



(Turnera diffusa)

Damiana is a plant that grows in Mexico, Central America, West Indies and South America. Damiana can help men significantly, firstly it has aphrodisiac properties, secondly it can help as an antidepressant and thirdly it can help with emotional problems associated with sex.


Ginkgo Biloba

(Ginkgo biloba, Salisburia adiantifolia, Salisburia macrophylla)
Ginkgo Biloba

Ginkgo is one of the most popular herbs in use today, originating in Asia. It is the oldest surviving tree on earth and it has been used traditionally to improve concentration and memory. For men training a lot in the gym or any sport using lots of anerobic periods of training, Ginkgo is perfect as it massively helps circulation, or just if you know you have a problem with circulation or suspect you do Ginkgo is sure to help you.


Goji Berries

(Lycium barbarum)
Goji Berries

Goji berries / Wolf berries are known as the ultimate tonic for longevity, within the Chinese medicine tradition. They are thought to nourish Yin energy in the body, having a cooling and nourishing effect on the whole system. They are the perfect daily tonic for modern living, which is said to create too much heat, fire and Yang energy in the body. Goji berries have been used in traditional Mongolian, Tibetan and Chinese medicine for 1000s of years. Goji is also traditionally used as a male aphrodisiac.



(Tribulus terrestris)

Tribulus is known to increase stamina, libido and sexual function for men and dramatically improve sexual performance and sensitivity for most women. It is widely used by athletes and body builders as it improves muscle building, stamina and endurance. It has also been found to alleviate symptoms of the menopause, such as hot flushes, depression and emotional instability.


Horny Goat Weed

(Epimedium sagittatum)

The Chinese refer to the herb Horny goat weed as Yin yang huo, which means "licentious goat plant." The use of Epimedium as a medicinal herb dates back thousands of years. It is known as a warming herb that improves male fertility and massively increases sex drive. Epimedium received its more common name, horny goat weed, when goats grazing on the herb were observed to have significantly increased sexual drive.


Mucuna / Kapikachhu

(Mucuna pruriens)
Mucuna pruriens

Kapikachhu / Mucuna pruriens is a well known Ayurvedic herb. It is well documented for its Aphrodisiac qualities as well as for trating Parkinsons Disease and a range of other conditions.

Mucuna / Kapikachhu has an interesting range of unusual phyto-chemicals including l-dopa. When men use this herb it helps reproduction and boosts testosterone.


Muira Puama

Muira Puama

Also known as potency wood, Muira puama is renown for both psychological and physical aspects of sexual function. This is a wonderful herb for men to be taking as studies show a positive effect on erectile dysfunction, sexual desire, and libido. It is also helpful with stress, trauma, and mild exhaustion and for tonifying the nervous system.



(Urtica dioica)

The Nettle root has proven to be very useful for those men who might suffer from an enlarged prostate and help reduce hair loss.

For an enlarged prostate (benign prostatic hyperplasia), the Nettle Root inhibits testosterone binding with glycoprotein which can tend to inflame the prostate. The chemical that is responsible for this in the Nettle root is thought to be bioactive lignans.

Nettles have been used throughout history as a food, clothe dye, rope and a medicine. The oldest known recorded use of Nettle was in Denmark where Bronze Age shrouds were found made from Nettle fibre.


Pumpkin Seed Protein

(Cucurbita pepo)

Saw Palmetto

(Serenoa repens)

Known as "the old man's best friend" Saw Palmetto is gaining a reputation as a treatment for prostate enlargement. It boosts male sex hormones and tones the male reproductive system. It strengthens sexual appetite and restores sexual balance after excesses.

It is also used to combat male hair loss, so as you can see Saw Palmetto is perfect for the older man looking to boost their sexual appetite.