There are other treatments outside the realm of mainstream medicine that are used to treat erectile dysfunction. However, many do not have comprehensive scientific evidence as to their effectiveness and safety.

Alternative treatments include plant-based remedies like Ginkgo yohimbe and Korean red ginseng.

Some hormone treatments, as well as the use of vitamins and minerals like zinc and Vitamin E are considered alternate treatments for erectile dysfunction, as is acupuncture, an ancient Chinese treatment that uses fine needles inserted into specific parts of the body to treat illness.

The Mayo Clinic also specifically warns men to be wary of “herbal Viagra,” which can increase blood flow, but can cause dangerous drops in blood pressure.