Raw Honey is a treasure of vitamins and minerals
Honey for Stamina
Ancient Greek athletes took honey for stamina before competing and as a reviver after competition.
Honey as an Aphrodisiac
The word aphrodisiac comes from the name of the Greek Goddess of sexual love and beauty, Aphrodite. Honey is also known as the nectar of Aphrodite. Sticky, runny, viscous, butter-texture, deliciously sweet, honey it is as much a sensual experience as it is a delicious indulgence.
My neighbours, a retired couple but very active nonetheless, have as a hobby cycling and apiculture. In their back garden, they have several beehives that they take care of with diligence. Every morning very early I can see them from my bedroom window walking up the hill to take care of their beloved bees. After lunch it is almost sure that they will spend the afternoon cycling on the countryside and for what they say, they spend very active nights as well!
This singular couple who last summer cycled France from north to South confessed to me that they owe their energy to their bees. They systematically consume honey and pollen every day. Honey on toast, pollen and yogurt, honey and crepes, tea and honey. They even make their own jams, bread and biscuits with honey. It is not a surprise my retired neighbours could manage their own "Tour the France".
Honey is one of the most seductive foods available worldwide and as it is a form of sugar provides sustained high energy. Being easily metabolized and rich in B-vitamins, enzymes and amino acids it helps to pump the energizers through your system.
The tradition of the Honeymoon.
This faith in honey as an aphrodisiac and energy booster reminded me the tradition of the honeymoon. In ancient times, it was traditional to present the newlyweds with honey to help them enjoy their first sexual encounters and aid to procreate a child!
In Scandinavia, Mead, a fermented beverage made with honey, is the beverage of love. Indeed, the word honeymoon relates to the revelry attached to wedding celebrations by the Vikings who thought that drinking mead for a month after the wedding would result in the first born child being male.
Honey as an Aphrodisiac in Literature
The use of honey as an aphrodisiac is also mentioned in the Kama Sutra and The Perfumed Garden where it is said that honey spiced with nutmeg is said to heighten pleasure.
I suppose that it was following this tradition that when we first move to France, our neighbors offered us a few bottles of honey from their own bees. The honey was exquisite. One of the bottles contained a runny clear honey while the other had a white and unctuous honey special for spreading on fresh bread or crepes. After that first taste, my family have also become "addicted" to "home-made" honey.
What is Raw Honey and why is better
Raw Honey: Consuming carbohydrates, such as honey, helps your muscles stay nourished longer and delays fatigue
Try This Honey Aphrodisiac Drink
"Le jus d'amour"
"Le jus 'amour" or the « love juice » is an ancient recipe made with honey, ginger and lemon.
To make this love juice, you should peel and extract the juice of 100gr. of ginger and mix that extract with water until you make a litre of juice. Leave to stand for a few hours. After that, you should squeeze the juice of 5 lemons and add to the water and ginger mixture. Add some good quality runny honey, enough to make a delicious sweet but refreshing drink.
Serve very cold in long glasses. It is great first thing in the morning or as a non-alcoholic aperitif. The taste is sharp and fresh, ideal to awaken the senses.
If you make this juice at home do not leave your juice on a jug in the fridge. One sunny day after a long walk on the woods my old aunt came in thirsty, and drunk the whole jug of "Le jus 'amour" in one go... What happened after... that is part of another story....
Mead wine a contemporary version of man’s oldest drink
Improve Your Bed Performance With Honey
Honey is one of the best foods to improve your performance in the bedroom.
- The best way to consume honey is to simply lick a spoonful or add it to yogurt or oatmeal.
- Impotent men can regularly take 2 Spoons of honey before going to bed at nighttime to help their problem.
- Another easy way to increase a man's virility is with a "potion" of powdered cardamom seeds boiled with milk and mixed with honey.
- A 3-ounce dose of honey can increase nitric oxide levels in the blood by up to 50%. Nitric oxide is the chemical that is released during arousal, therefore increasing your libido and performance. This is less than Viagra, but it could be enough for some people.
- Another traditional remedy for impotence in South India suggests that taking honey mixed with ginger or garlic juice and raw egg before bedtime every night can increase sexual virility.
- Taking honey regularly, you can help your body balance blood circulation and testosterone due to its Boron content. Prunes and raisins are also high in boron content.
- Honey is a relatively rich source of a chemical called chrysin. Chrysin acts in the same way as Boron, blocking the conversion of testosterone into estrogen.
Honey, straight from the native forests packed with flavour and goodness
Honey to Help with Women's troubles and Achieve a more fulfilling Intimate Life.
The Boron in honey may increase hormone (estrogen) levels in women, reducing discomfort after menopause.
The Best Aphrodisiac
And, if everything else fails... remember what Isabel Allende once said:
"For women the best aphrodisiacs are words. The G-spot is in the ears. He who looks for it below there is wasting his time."
And also to remember:
“Erotica is using a feather; pornograpy is using the whole chicken.”
― Isabel Allende
Isabel Allende, an authority on aphrodisiacs
How much do you know about honey and aphrodisiacs?
For each question, choose the best answer. The answer key is below.
- Bees fly 55,000 miles to make a pound of honey?
- To make a pound of beeswax a bee needs 10 kg of honey
- No, a bee needs an average 2.7 kg (6lb) of honey to make a pound of beeswax
- Avicenna, a great Persian physician of the 11th century, considered honey to be "the food of foods, the drink of drinks
- The Vikings considered mead to be a fertility enhancer and aphrodisiac.
- Humans apparently began hunting for honey at least 8,000 years ago, as evidenced by a cave painting in Valencia, Spain
- In Hinduism, honey is one of the five elixirs of immortality
- Aphrodite is the Greek goddess of hunting
- Testosterone supplements will often increase libido
- Drugs, such as Viagra and Levitra, are NOT considered aphrodisiacs
- No, a bee needs an average 2.7 kg (6lb) of honey to make a pound of beeswax
Valentine's Day Aphrodisiac Inspired Recipes With Honey
There is no aphrodisiac like innocence"
— Jean Baudrillard
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on February 25, 2014:
Thelma: the love drink is a very healthy refreshing alternative to carbonated drinks and as you will see it can also improve your day ;-)
Thelma Alberts from Germany and Philippines on June 27, 2013:
Very interesting and informative hub. Thanks for sharing. I have to go now to buy honey, ginger and lemons;-))))) Have a great day!
Deep on June 02, 2012:
antonrosa from USA on May 22, 2012:
Great hub, thanks!
69king on February 26, 2011:
Notice that I am always horny when I take honey with my herbal teas and last longer and give my wife 2 cups in 1hr period...she likes the wild side when I go wild with Honey...
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on November 08, 2010:
SportBoy: Thanks for your support.
Zonk: I am really happy to hear about someone else who can guarantee the effectiveness of honey!
Zonk on October 27, 2010:
I can gurantee you that this works. Been a honey lover for years!
SportBoy on August 06, 2010:
Very nice site, I like what I see here. Greatings. Thanks for posting. Information is useful!
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on April 19, 2010:
reviewadon: why not? My retrired neighbours started theirs when they retired and I can assure you that they have taken a new kick of life since then ;-)
reviewadon on April 19, 2010:
time to start a beehive... :P
kingn0thing on March 24, 2010:
Honey is just wonderful as is your page. Well written and very informative, thanks for a good read. A+
jtstunner on January 26, 2010:
these are good things to know about honey,especially because I already have some at least once a day.
BlogDesign on January 08, 2010:
Great Information. I always heard of chocolate being one but never honey. You learn something new every day!
StevenCavendish on November 04, 2009:
Awesome article. Thanks very much for sharing this information.
baves sales on November 01, 2009:
Honecider..honey and cloves of garlic truly prevent my high blood and lower my cholesterol and taste good huhh...
what is an aphrodisiac on March 23, 2009:
Excellent info, very usefull to know... I'd like to recommend to my group read about www.whatisanaphrodisiac.com in this page,.... thanks !!
Organic Honey on March 20, 2009:
Honey is nature’s energy booster
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Organic Honey on March 17, 2009:
Huh, and to think that I just thought it was simply tasty...great Hub!
BreckRealEstate from Breckenridge on November 06, 2008:
I eat honey everyday (with tea) and I didn’t feel that honey aphrodisiac.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on August 17, 2008:
Costant Walker: Glad you agree, Honey is one of nature's wonders. It is used worldwide for its different therapeutic qualities and it is delicious :)
Constant Walker from Springfield, Oregon on August 14, 2008:
This is absolutely true! Bee pollen, royal jelly, honey... all super foods packed with essential nutrients, vitamins and everything else. Awesome stuff.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on July 31, 2008:
marketingmaverick: The "love juice" can be taken as both: a health drink as it helps detox the body and as an aphrodisiac for both men and women. Honey is rich in amino acids which are excellent for the reproductive system.
marketingmaverick from BC, Canada on July 28, 2008:
Confused Princessa. This 'Love Juice', is it a health drink or an aphrodisiac? Is this 'love juice' supposed to work wonders on the male or the female? I cannot really tell if this is a 'get a woman in the mood' or a male 'performance enhancer' ... if you know what I mean.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on May 12, 2008:
prasadjain: I have been trying your advice since you posted it. I added a pinch of cinnamon to your original recipe. It's good.
warner444: don't worry about what other people might think, just do it and have fun ;-)
Shira: thanks for trying "le jus d'amour". I'll make sure to post the aphrodisiac jam soon!
warner444 from Hermosa Beach on April 11, 2008:
darn, now all the girls will think I am out to seduce them if I offer some tea and put honey in it.
Dr.S.P.PADMA PRASAD from Tumkur on February 29, 2008:
In India, many of us daily dose of honey for the following reasons
1. Two spoons of honey should be taken with lukewarm water(one glass) to empty stomach. Preferably after a morning walk, if that habit is there. But no coffeee or tea should be taken before to that. Take it to empty stomach.Do not take any solid or liquid for half an hour more.That keeps you active and fresh for the whole day.
2.The same dose in the same manner, or even two or three times a day, Lessens your fat accumulation.But along with that, such persons should not take rice or meat,etc, for a month. They should take wheat and green vegetables as food.That reduces weight.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on February 19, 2008:
funride: keep on the honey :-)
topstuff: honey is known for its many applications. I love it on toast, on crepes, with a hot whiskey, and of course in beauty products such as soaps and creams. You can also use it to relieve 'chapped lips' I prefer it instead of lip balm!
topstuff on February 19, 2008:
Honey has a lot of advantages.
Ricardo Nunes from Portugal on February 06, 2008:
It´s funny cause I usually buy my honey from a couple who also cycle a lot and they produce the best honey I ever tried. I don´t know about their love life but I can assure this honey works for me and my partner, now after reading this great hub I already know why :)
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on February 06, 2008:
Flyingeagle: now you can add another property to honey ;-)
flyingeagle on February 05, 2008:
Thanks Princessa for a fascinating article. As a honey user every day, and much read on honey, I've not come across the aphrodisiac properties before. We all use honey based soap in our family, and shampoo, honeycider vinegar, bee pollen, propylis and my wife uses a honey based feminine wash which she was over the moon about when I found it for her..
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on January 01, 2008:
Try it in a summer party Joe's Jeans... you might be surprised by your friends' reaction ;-)
Joe's Jeans Honey on December 30, 2007:
VERY informative. I'll be making some juice in the near future. Passing this onto my friends. Thanks.
Wendy Iturrizaga (author) from France on November 29, 2007:
It is always fun to make this juice, especially for a summer party... you never know how it might end...
Angela Harris from Around the USA on November 08, 2007:
Very entertaining and informative. I'll make some of the love juice, but be careful where I store it. ;-)