How to Use Herbs to Increase Your Sex Drive

sexfoodHerbs can be used for a variety of things, in this article we will look at how herbs can be used to boost your sex life 🙂

Rhodiola Rosea

This plant, which grows in the Arctic region, has shown great promise in promoting a mojo couples. Extensively studied at Columbia University, researchers have found evidence that the herb can improve sexual desire, energy, performance, and orgasm in men and women. Other studies suggest that the herb may also help some men to prolong resistance. And for women, Rhodiola Rosea may counteract some of the unpleasant side effects of menopause. This herb is commonly found in any health store in pill form with no side effects or interactions with prescription have been reported.


Ginseng, which works similarly to Ginko Biloba (see below), increases blood flow through the legs of a man, but has also shown promise in helping women increase their desire, performance, energy, and orgasm. This is most likely because it affects the dopamine system, which is the complex system of the brain that researchers believe triggers the sexual desire. More than half of all men and women in studies with Ginseng report an improvement of “being in the mood” more often. In general, ginseng has been found to be perfectly safe for use, except in pregnant or breastfeeding, due to its estrogen-like effects. The only other common effect of its use is causing excitability, but that’s exactly what we’re here!

Maca (Peruvian Ginseng)

Better known as “Peruvian Ginseng”, this herb grows in the highlands of Peru. The Incas have conveyed the stories of legendary powers roots generations. Maca is known for the improvement of lust and orgasm in men and women, and having a, say, an effect similar to Viagra. Used to give added strength ancient Peruvian warriors in battle, also stayed away from women while the warriors were out (perhaps for fear of what transpired while they go?). This herb has shown fairly consistent results in animals and humans to increase endurance and libido in both sexes, as reported by Discovery Health. So far no cases of toxicity in this herb, which makes it relatively safe to take for almost anyone.

Horny Goat Weed

As its name implies, horny goat weed is a plant leaf, high altitude, which has long been believed that, er, increase libido. For men, in particular, this herb is thought to play a role in correcting erectile dysfunction or ED. The problem is that the herb appears to be inconsistent in its commercial preparation, which means that if you get a bad batch, will do what is assumed. This herb can be easier to digest in the form of tea and no side effects when taken in this way.


Kava has a very studied and documented the ability to calm nerves and reduce stress in men and women. One of the most common causes of decreased libido and sexual dissatisfaction is anxiety, tension, stress and other issues caused by relationships, work, or even the thought of sexual activity in itself. For many men, it only takes one time for tool failure, and will not be able to let go of that moment in his mind. Remain in force long after, making the development of what appears to be a form of erectile dysfunction. The mind is a powerful tool for improving health, but can also be a factor in our self-induced sexual dysfunction, if we leave. Although kava may help sexual dysfunction caused by self-induced mental problems, not notice much if any improvement on a real-diagnosed case of erectile dysfunction. You may have heard about this supplements questionable legal status, but is legal in all major countries except Canada and France, who simply do not know what they’re missing!


This amino acid has been called a substitute for Viagra for men and women. It works in both sexes, increasing the amount of blood flow through the bodies Whoopee. The increased blood flow so that man will give a greater, stronger erection, while for women it can help in stimulating greater. Men can take L-Arginine in the form of herbal pills, while many women the best results are obtained by applying a cream directly where it counts.

Vitamin E

Some, like vitamin E to call the “sex vitamin”. It gets the name of a couple of reasons. One, Vitamin E is said to aid in the production of sex hormones, which aids in the attraction, desire and mood. Two, it prevents the age and disease, of course, indirectly, increases the longevity of one’s sex life. Some women prefer to use vitamin E as a lubricant during sex to increase substantially their experience. Always make sure that vitamin E did not reduce the effectiveness of a condom, if used, such as latex is prone to disintegrate with certain oil-based lubricants.

For the Guys…

Ginkgo Biloba

Many men know about the alleged effects of Ginko Biloba boost in the bedroom, but initial studies Ginko Biloba recognized for its ability to improve circulation and memory in adults. If you take the same conclusions, and apply to men with ED, we can see how increasing the circulation in theory could produce a strong erection. The same chemical, nitric oxide, which is stimulated by Ginko Biloba to relax the arterial walls in the circulatory system, also known to increase blood flow through tofu man’s dog. All scientific and technical jargon aside, basically works like Viagra. The most popular way to add the herb to your diet is through a pill or tablet form.

As for women only…


DHEA, known by its full name as dehydroepiandrosterone, can not exactly be a natural herb or vitamin A but is a natural hormone produced by the adrenal glands. DHEA, which can now be purchased directly at the counter, can be used by women who experience age-related decreases in the hormone. It has been shown in studies to be a powerful tool to restore sexual desire. A dose of 50 mg was recommended by the New England Journal of Medicine in September 1999. In some circles of DHEA has even been called the equivalent of what should be Viagra for women. The use of this supplement should be discussed with your doctor before experimenting, because there is a slight chance of risk of heart attack, breast cancer, and unwanted hair growth (it is a male hormone, after all). Therefore, if you want good sex using DHEA, you may have to endure more shaving and increased spending lots of time in the tools section of Sears!

Why health benefits of these supplements are not being published on labels…

The reason you never find any of these claims on the bottle of one of these supplements is that the FDA does not allow non-prescription supplements to advertise health benefits. Why? One of the biggest problems over the counter supplements is poor standardization and regulation, which basically refers to the fact that no two manufacturers use the same method of extraction and the level of power in your product. This is why it is always a good idea to research before choosing a manufacturer’s products.

Safety First…

Although there is no evidence suggesting that these supplements may help improve sexual function should not be used to medicate a problem that should draw the attention of their physicians. Note that while these supplements are “natural”, that interact with your body and can react with other prescription drugs. In case of doubt whether a particular supplement is mentioned here is safe for you, talk to your doctor before trying it.

Adapted from Planet Green

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