Sanda oil is a traditional ayurvedic oil blend that’s topically used as a herbal remedy for men. It’s touted as a natural aid for erectile dysfunction (ED) and premature ejaculation (PE).
Sanda is a Sanskrit or Hindi word that is also spelled “saandhha” in English.
In this article, we take a closer look at this natural remedy, how it works, and whether it can help men with ED and PE.
Sanda oil is a blend of herbal oils that are popular in ayurvedic healing and other traditional medicines. Different manufacturers may include slightly different ingredients and varying amounts of herbal oils.
Sanda oil typically includes a varying concentration of blends of the following:
- shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
- clove oil
- black seed or black cumin oil
- sesame oil
- cowhage or velvet bean
- datura extract
Sanda oil is marketed as a traditional remedy for men who have certain sexual dysfunction conditions, like ED. To date, there are no medical research studies on sanda oil or its effect on ED. However, there are several clinical studies on some of the active ingredients found in sanda oil.
Many of these herbal oils and extracts are used on their own or in other oil blends to help treat symptoms of ED and PE in men.
Talk to a doctor
ED can happen for many reasons, including underlying health conditions. Talk to your doctor before you try sanda oil or other natural remedies for ED.
Clinical studies on ashwaghanda
Ashwaghanda is one of the more active ingredients in sanda oil. It’s also known as “
A clinical study found ashwaghanda root extract may enlarge or dilate blood vessels and improve oxygen levels and blood flow throughout the body. This may help improve ED in some men.
Another review on the use of ashwaghanda in male infertility found that it may help balance hormone levels and improve semen quality in men.
Clinical studies on shatavari
Shatavari is another commonly used herb in ayurvedic medicine. It’s also called “Indian asparagus.” Shatavari is an active ingredient in sanda oil. Like ashwaghanda, it improves blood flow by dilating blood vessels. According to a medical study, shatavari may help treat ED and improve fertility in both men and women.
Clinical studies on clove oil
Clove oil is naturally warming or stimulating. It’s commonly used as a natural remedy to help relieve toothaches and muscle pain. A clinical study found that the active chemical eugenol in clove oil may improve blood flow for the treatment of ED.
Clinical studies on black seed or black cumin extract
Black seed may also help to balance blood sugar levels and lipid or cholesterol levels. All of these health properties may help treat ED in some men.
Clinical studies on sesame oil
Sesame oil is commonly used as a base or carrier oil for medicinal oil blends. A review on traditional Persian medicine includes sesame oil and other herbal oils among natural remedies used for ED.
Sanda oil is used topically on the skin. It’s not meant to be ingested or swallowed. The oil is massaged directly on and around the penis about 30 minutes before sexual activity. The active ingredients in sanda oil are absorbed through the skin and into the body.
Manufacturers recommend using sanda oil for up to three months to see the full benefits. However, no medical studies have been done to determine exactly how often sanda oil should be used and how long it should stay on the skin.
No medical studies exist on the safety of using sanda oil and whether it causes side effects. While there are some good studies on the ingredients of this blended oil, more research is needed. It’s worth noting that certain ingredients in sanda oil may cause skin allergies or a reaction in some people.
For example, if you have a sesame allergy, you may also be allergic to sanda oil. This may cause a serious allergic reaction. Stop using sanda oil immediately and wash the area if you experience any side effects or a reaction.
If you have an allergy, you may have one or more of these symptoms:
- skin rash
- difficulty breathing
- low heart rate
- stomach pain
- low blood pressure
Get emergency medical attention if you have any symptoms of a serious allergic reaction, like anaphylaxis.
Even if you’re not allergic to any of the ingredients in sanda oil, it can cause skin irritation or sensitivity. Symptoms of skin sensitivities include:
Do an allergy test patch before using sanda oil for sexual activity.
There are several other oil blends, essential oils, and herbs that are marketed as natural remedies for ED and PE. There are also many other natural treatments for ED.
Talk to a doctor before trying sanda oil or other natural remedies. You may have another underlying health condition that’s causing ED, PE, or other sexual dysfunction. Treating the underlying medical condition and improving your overall health may help treat ED.
Your doctor may have you take a blood test to help determine the cause of your ED.
Some common medications can also cause ED. Health conditions that can lead to ED include:
- excess weight or obesity
- heart disease
- high cholesterol
- vascular disease
Sanda oil is a blend of natural oils that’s used to treat ED in ayurvedic medicine. This traditional remedy is marketed for men to help treat certain sexual dysfunctions including PE. The herbal ingredients in sanda oil may help improve blood flow and have other effects.
No medical studies have been done on sanda oil, but there are clinical studies on several of the common herbs found in this oil blend.
Natural ingredients are potent and can cause allergies or a reaction in some people. Talk to your doctor about your ED and whether sanda oil may be right for you.