Herbal aphrodisiacs

For many years, ever since biblical times, aphrodisiacs have been talked about and used. People love the thought of having an increased sex drive and a better love life, so many are on the look out for an aphrodisiac that is considered safe and natural. Over the last few centuries there have been many different herbs that have been considered aphrodisiacs but what are they and do they truly work?

Well it seems that many of the aphrodisiacs that were once used have been proven as unsafe or hazardous to our well being. Many of the older herbs that were used back in early times for sexual enhancement caused damage to the people’s bodies and could actually harm sexual organs. Although herbs are all natural, some of them can still be quite dangerous. For this reason it is important to know what you are taking, the side effects that could occur and also the proper dosage for each herb. Some people are allergic to certain herbs or may have a negative reaction. Some herbs may cause serious harm to a person if taken in excess so before trying any new herb you should do your research to find out just how safe it really is.

A couple of the herbs that are still used today that have been proven safe if taken in the correct dosages are damiana and kava kava. Although these can still cause side effects when taken in large doses, they seem to have an aphrodisiac effect when taken properly. Neither of these herbs are safe to take during pregnancy and both can effect your hormone levels when taken too often.

Damiana has been used for its many properties and benefits. Not only has it been used as an aphrodisiac, it has also been used to treat a wide range of ailments. Conditions such as low energy, nervous disorders, coughs, emphysema, depression, constipation, Parkinson’s disease and Lou Gehrig’s disease have all been treated with the herb damiana. Menopausal side effects and other problems that affect females such as hot flashes, low estrogen, low sex drive, infertility and PMS can also benefit from the use of this herb. For men, taking this herb can help with impotency, infertility and prostate inflammation. When prepared as a tea and drank everyday the effects can result in a more pleasurable sexual experience for both males and females.

Kava Kava is an herb that has been used for its ability to relax the mind and body. Used by many people to lessen anxiety and help with focus, kava kava has several benefits. Kava kava also has aphrodisiac properties by causing a tingling feeling in the genitals. Most people who consume kava kava admit to having more pleasure during a sexual encounter.

These are just two of the herbs that may offer aphrodisiac qualities. If you have a hard time finding these herbs at your local health food store then you may need to order them from an online retailer. Make sure you follow the proper dosage requirements and do not take the herbs if you currently suffer from a medical condition that requires you to take prescription medication. Some herbs can interact with medications and other medical conditions so be careful and do your research before taking either of these herbs.

Nature has its way of providing us with so many wonderful ingredients that offer so many rewarding benefits. Not only are there herbs that are aphrodisiacs but also many foods that can offer aphrodisiac properties as well. If you are interested in improving your sexual experience there are many things you can add to your diet that may help.

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Last updated on Nov 17th, 2009 and filed under Alternative Medicine. Both comments and pings are currently closed.

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  1. Ashwagandha has been used for many centuries. Also Shankhpushpi, another Ayurvedic herb can help with Anxiousness – sometimes a cause of a lower libido

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