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What Is an Aphrodisiac?
Aphrodisiacs are foods, supplements, and scents that enhance one’s desire and performance. There are many available that are purchased for the purposes of enhancement, but there are also some natural aphrodisiacs that occur in nature that may very well boost intimacy for both men and women.
As always, safety should be your topmost priority. Rather than buying and trying the first thing that comes to mind, consider doing a little research first. Maybe it starts here with this list of 10 amazing aphrodisiacs for a good love life.
10 Most Powerful Aphrodisiacs
What are the 10 best aphrodisiacs for an improved love life? Check out these 10 listed below.
- Ginkgo Biloba
Maca root or “maca” is a vegetable or mustard plant that is popularly found throughout South America. It is often referred to as the “Peruvian Viagra” or “Peruvian ginseng” thanks to its Peruvian origins. It grows high in the mountainous regions of the country in the Andes and is a valuable cash crop that is often exported in powder form to be used as a supplement. It’s been marketed for decades for its potential to enhance prowess and has been used in traditional medicine for years. Although generally safe, all supplements carry side effect and should be discussed with your doctor before use.
2. Ginkgo Biloba
Ginkgo biloba or maidenhair tree is an herbal supplement that has been used for its potential therapeutic properties for years. It is thought to enhance everything from cardiovascular function to memory. What makes ginkgo biloba so particularly alluring is its antioxidant quantity and flavonoid and terpenoid components which offer added health benefits in addition to enhanced libido.
The herb has been celebrated for centuries and is a natural blood thinner. It is also thought to combat the side effects of common antidepressants that impact drive. This herb is often taken as a supplement or used in a beverage. Any individual on blood thinners should use caution and discuss this herb prior to use as it can negatively interact with certain medications.
Ginseng has been on the natural supplement market for over a decade, but it is just now coming into the scene as a potent solution for low libido in both men and women. In one such study, ginseng was administered to a group of men with varying reported dysfunction. Oral administration resulted in an overall improvement in performance, thus making it an all-natural option for those seeking a safer method of enhancement.
Red ginseng will continue to be a hot topic of research for enhancing intimacy in the years to come, but it currently holds a reputation as a great energy booster, immune booster, and mood enhancer.
Saffron, or Crocus sativus, is a common spice derived from a flowering plant in Southeast Asia. A natural mood-booster, it is also known for its aphrodisiac qualities. It is an especially powerful spice for women with and is thought to help reduce pain and to enhance good feelings. Some saffron supplements are combined with ginseng for added affect to increase desire.
In traditional medicine, saffron is commonly recommended as an aphrodisiac, however, it is also popularly used throughout the world in many popular dishes.
Although recent studies have suggested that chocolate or cocoa may not actually have as many aphrodisiac-like qualities as once thought, there is power in the placebo effect. Chocolate takes the stage when it comes to being sensual...whether that’s chocolate-covered strawberries, chocolate sauce, or chocolate-scented treats and toys, the cocoa bean carries a lot of punch and is a natural stimulant. The caffeine in the cocoa bean can, in fact, increase attention, thus linking it to its enhancing capabilities. What’s a romantic scene, anyway, without a little chocolate?
Do oysters increase libido? Oysters are a well-known aphrodisiac. They are also generally known for their high nutritional content which includes omega-3 fatty acids and zinc. These nutrients are known to support dopamine and testosterone production in the body. Visually, oysters can set the mood, too. Sometimes, visual representation is all that is needed to get things going.
Honey has been used as an aphrodisiac for centuries - as far back as 500 BC and contains boron, a component that regulates hormone levels. Honey, too, symbolically represents pollination, procreation, replication, and fertility in some cultures. In addition, honey contains nitric oxide, which is a component that gets released upon heightened intimacy. Consider simply incorporating honey into your diet - on food or in a beverage or even by the spoonful. Look for local honey in order to ensure its quality and to benefit from maximum results.
Chilies can truly spice things up. Their main component, capsaicin, is a natural stimulant and energizer. Chilies are known for suppressing the appetite but increase blood flow and making things quite literally hot and steamy. The color red, too, is sensual in nature. Consider blending the chili pepper with another natural aphrodisiac like chocolate...in fact, why not go for chili-infused chocolate? Raise the heat with this pleasurable spicy endorphin-booster.
Pomegranate was used by the Greeks for its aphrodisiac qualities and is said to be the forbidden fruit in ancient lore. Visually alluring, this heavily seeded fruit is erotic in nature - the juicy red of the pomegranate fruit’s seeds are sure to set the mood. The fruit is high in fiber, vitamin C, folate, and potassium, all of which help contribute to anti-inflammatory properties in the body. When the body is less likely to be under stress it can more readily rest and digest - which also gives way to more pleasurable activities.
Cinnamon is known to lower blood sugar levels and reduce high blood pressure levels which otherwise affect the body’s ability to deliver oxygen-rich blood to the reproductive areas. Not only is this spice’s fiery-heat a surefire way to get the mood going, it can be applied topically to to the body to enhance arousal. Consider adding it to your coffee in the morning or diluting cinnamon essential oil in a carrier oil for topical application. Or, combine two aphrodisiacs in one and go for cinnamon-infused chocolate.
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