Forget Viagra, a tablet made from ginseng could boost a man's love life: Research claims herbal remedy really does work

Ginseng has been used in Chinese herbal medicine for thousands of years
Now study claims it can help men with impotence in just eight weeks
Impotence affects one in 10 men in the UK at some point in their lives

By Pat Hagan

PUBLISHED: 08:00 EST, 8 January 2013 | UPDATED: 08:00 EST, 8 January 2013

It's long been used by the Chinese as an aphrodisiac, but new research claims tablets made from ginseng really can perk up a man's love life.

A South Korean study found men with erectile dysfunction improved their performance in the bedroom after taking the tablets for just a few weeks.

Although some previous studies have suggested ginseng can help tackle impotence, many have been conducted in mice.

The latest research involved more than 100 men who had been diagnosed with erection problems.

Impotence affects one in ten men in the UK at some point in their lives.

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