Does Fenugreek for Premature Ejaculation Work?

Dr. Faysal Yafi
Board certified Urologist specializing in sexual health Dr. Faysal Yafi
Last updated 06/20/2023
Fenugreek for premature ejaculation

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There are so many options to choose from and I'm not sure where to turn. I'd like to find a home-remedy for premature ejaculation. A close friend told me he heard that the herb, fenugreek, could help.

Is there any truth to this?

A friend of mine told me to try fenugreek for premature ejaculation. Does it really work?

Fenugreek is a Mediterranean plant that is used in cooking, with a taste and smell similar to maple syrup.

In addition to being a delicious addition to many types of cuisine, fenugreek has been shown to have some benefits when taken as a daily supplement:

  • Positively linked to reducing blood sugar and better insulin response in people with diabetes
  • Some studies have show an increase testosterone levels for men
  • A double blind randomized placebo controlled study showed an increase in sexual arousal and orgasm satisfaction
  • Other studies have suggested it can also help with appetite control, cholesterol levels, indigestion, and inflammation.

While it appears that fenugreek can help enhance a lot of different considerations regarding sexual performance, the specific benefit of helping you to overcome premature ejaculation or last longer in bed is vague.

Learn more: Last Longer In Bed (Ultimate Guide)

Safety of Fenugreek

Fenugreek seems to be safe to consume for most healthy individuals in supplement form.

Things to watch out for:

  • May cause diarrhea, a common side effect of supplements
  • If you have type 1 or type 2 diabetes the effects fenugreek has on insulin levels may conflict with your current medication
  • Be sure to eat a healthy diet, even if you may not feel hungry. Fenugreek can cause a loss of appetite and may lead to nutritional deficiencies


While fenugreek seems to be a relatively safe supplement and can provide positive results in some areas, the herb will not help you last longer in bed based on current studies.

It may help increase male testosterone levels, improve libido, and sexual satisfaction.

There are many proven options that can help you treat premature ejaculation that are backed with scientific research.

The Content is not intended to be a substitute for professional medical advice, diagnosis, or treatment. Always seek the advice of your physician or other qualified health provider with any questions you may have regarding a medical condition

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