Natural aphrodisiacs

There may come a time in your life when you feel that your sex life needs a bit of a boost, although you may be unsure of what to do next. In recent years aphrodisiac herbs and supplements are proving to be extremely popular. This is mainly due to what we have learned from folklore. It is believed that there are certain herbs that are able to raise libido and additionally increase your desire. It is important to realize that certain natural aphrodisiacs have no scientific or medical evidence to prove that they work, and some herbs may even cause side-effects or interact with any medication that you may be taking. However this has not stopped an increasing number of people looking to improve their sex lives by trying out a natural aphrodisiac.

Ginseng – ginseng is renowned through much of Asia and it is known to revitalize the entire body, and this is partly due to the root being a human like shape! Ginseng is also currently one of the bestselling herbs throughout the United States.

Horny goat weed – it is believed that the aphrodisiac qualities of horny goat weed were first discovered by a Chinese goat herder. The goat herder actually noticed a far more increased sexual activity amongst his flock after they had ingested the goat weed.

Fo-Ti – Fo-ti owes its name to a Chinese villager named Mr He. Fo-Ti is often referred to as he shou wu. The literal translation of this Chinese saying is “black haired Mr He”. It is said that Mr He took some fo-ti and found that it restored his black hair, gave him a far more youthful appearance and both increased and improved his sexual vitality.

Damiana – this is a plant that is native to the southern United States and Mexico. It has often been used as an aphrodisiac in Mexico for both men and women.

L-Arginine – this is not actually a herb, but an amino acid. It is able to perform numerous functions in the body, but is most famous for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. L-arginine has also been touted as an alternative to Viagra.

Tribulus Terrestris – this is a herb that has been used in traditional medicines in China and India for many centuries. However tribulus only became known in North America as recently as the 1990s. A number of Eastern European Olympic athletes claimed that tribulus had contributed to their athletic success.

Tongkat Ali – this is a tree that is native to Indonesia, Malaysia and Thailand. Its aphrodisiac qualities are well-known in the Far East and it has even been dubbed in the Western world as “Asian Viagra”.

Muira Puama – this small Brazilian tree has also earned the name “potency wood”. It grows across the Amazon River basin and it has a long and esteemed history in Brazilian folk medicine, especially as an aphrodisiac.

Maca – it is believed that the ancient Incan warriors took maca to make them physically stronger before going into battle. However, maca’s reputation preceded it and the warriors were later prohibited from taking it. This is mainly to protect the women of the countries they had just conquered from their vastly increased libidos.

Yohimbe – this is a tree that grows in the Conga, Cameroon, Gabon and Nigeria. This is potentially one of the most well-known natural aphrodisiacs in the Western world. Yohimbe bark extracts are often promoted in health food stores and online as a safe and natural aphrodisiac that is able to both treat erectile dysfunction and, indeed, increase your libido.

The majority of these natural aphrodisiacs are not easily available and you may often need to look for specialty items in your supermarket or drug store. However there are also certain, natural products that you may even already have stored in your refrigerator that can definitely act as a natural aphrodisiac. These may include:-

Tomatoes – tomatoes are actually also known as the “apple of love”. It is believed that you can aid your own sexual performance by eating tomatoes. They are known to calm any pre-sex nerves you may be suffering and are also known to improve your overall muscle control.

Avocados – avocados are high in vitamin E which is known to boost your state of arousal and can also intensify your orgasms.

Chocolate – whereas many adventurous couples may use chocolate as part of foreplay, there are also many natural ingredients that can help to improve your libido. Chocolate is a natural source of phenyl ethylamine (PEA). This is the exact same feel-good chemical that your body will actually produce the first time you fall in love. Many experts have also suggested that eating chocolate is able to stimulate the exact same feelings in your brain as when you are having sexual intercourse.

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Last updated on Dec 19th, 2010 and filed under Alternative Medicine. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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