From our list of herbs and spices, the following are recommended for Stamina:

  • Ginseng
  • Rhodiola

Natural Cures and Remedies for Stamina

Carrot is also considered useful in impotence. For better results, carrot should be taken with a half-boiled egg dipped in a tablespoonful of honey once daily for a month or two. This recipe increases sex stamina by releasing sex hormones and strengthens the sexual plexus. It is for this reason that carrot halwa, prepared according to Unani specifications is considered a very effective tonic to improve sexual strength.

There is an overlap in herbal use for the improvement of general energy levels and the improvement of levels of stamina and endurance. I suggest that you read Chapter 17 to see if any of the described herbs and herbal strategies are applicable to your individual circumstances.

Ginseng, Rhodiola

Iron is an important mineral which enters into the vital activity of the blood and glands. Iron exists chiefly as haemoglobin in the blood. It distributes the oxygen inhaled into the lungs to all the cells. It is the master mineral which creates warms, vitality and stamina. It is required for the healthy complexion and for building up resistance in the body.

Extracts (Coffee) — Not exactly an extract, the carbonized charcoal is described as absorbent and astringent, like most charcoals. I hope that physicians will understand what is said in the Herbal PDR, speaking of caffeine and not the charcoal, ‘it also increases the psychomotor stamina” (PHR).

Siberian ginseng, or ashwaganda, or Korean ginseng (see pages 152 and 153): all three herbs are improvers of mental and physical performance and stamina.

Salemium is useful in keeping youthful elasticity in tissues. It alleviates hot flushes and menopausal distress. It also helps in the prevention and treatment of dandruff. This mineral is found in Brewer’s yeast, garlic,onions, tomatoes, eggs, milk and sea food. There is no official dietary allowance for salemium but, 50 to 100 mcg. is considered adequate. Deficiency of this mineral can cause premature loss of stamina.