Have you been looking for herbs that can help you perform better in bed? Search no more. This post provides the ultimate guide to herbal aphrodisiacs that will drive your partner wild, these 23 potential herbs have been reported in several scientific studies to help improves sexual function so you can perform better in bed .
What are herbal aphrodisiacs?
Herbal aphrodisiacs are plant extract that increases sexual desire or pleasure. Many different substances have been claimed to have aphrodisiac effects, but the scientific evidence for many of these claims is weak.
A common source of aphrodisiacs
Aphrodisiac Foods: Oysters, Chocolate, Strawberries, Figs, Artichokes, Asparagus, Ginger, Chili Peppers, Honey, And Watermelon.
Aphrodisiac Herbs: Ginseng, Ginkgo Biloba, Maca Root, Saffron, Damiana, Yohimbe, And Catuaba, Tribulus Terrestris, Horny goat weed, Ashwagandha, Muira puma, Garlic, Clove, Cinnamon, Asparagus, Fenugreek, Nettle, Cardamom, Nutmeg, Bay leaves, Catuaba, Rosemary, etc.
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23 Herbal Aphrodisiacs
Some of the most common herbs that are said to have aphrodisiac effects include:
In countries like Indonesia, Malaysia, and other Southeast Asian Tongkat Ali is known as a powerful aphrodisiac plant and is believed to increase male virility and sexual prowess. Studies in rats show it can increase the frequency of penile reflexes and decrease the hesitation time of noncopulator male rats [2, 3, 4].
Maca is a root vegetable that is native to Peru. It is said to increase libido and sexual performance. A study on 45 women with antidepressant-induced sexual dysfunction, noted a significant improvement in their sexual function after taking 3,000mg of maca root per day for 12 weeks . Another study noted that it also boosts energy and reduces fatigue .
Ginseng is a root that is native to Asia. It is said to increase energy and stamina, which can improve sexual performance . A study finds that it can increase sexual arousal in menopausal women . You can make Ginseng tea by Steeping 1 teaspoon of dried ginseng root in 1 cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes.
Tribulus Terrestris is a plant that is native to Europe, Asia, and Africa. It is said to increase testosterone levels. An animal study has also indicated its potential to increase testosterone levels [9, 10] which can boost sexual function and desire in males and females .
Saffron is a spice that is made from the stigmas of the saffron crocus flower. It is said to improve mood, enhance sexual desire and pleasure [12, 13, 14]. Can be taken as a tea. Steep 1 pinch of saffron threads in 1 cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes.
Ginkgo biloba is a tree that is native to China. It is believed to boost sexual function by promoting the relaxation of blood vessels and increasing blood flow to the genitals , but there are contrary opinions to that claim [16, 17].
Damiana is a shrub that is native to Mexico and Central America. It is said to increase libido and sexual desire. Steep 1 teaspoon of dried damiana leaves in 1 cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes and drink at least 30 minutes before intercourse [18, 19].
Horny goat weed
Cacao is a seed that is used to make chocolate. It is said to increase blood flow to the genitals, which can enhance sexual function .
Fenugreek is a seed that is used in many cuisines. It is rich in Zinc  and other compounds that can improve reproductive function  like increasing testosterone levels, and boosting libido . According to a study, men who took 600 mg of fenugreek extract per day for 6 weeks experienced increased sexual arousal .
Cinnamon is a spice that is made from the bark of the cinnamon tree. It has compounds that can help improve blood circulation, which can boost sexual function .
Asparagus is a vegetable that is high in folate. Folate is important for sexual function, so asparagus may help to improve libido .
Muira puma is a tree that is native to Brazil. It is said to increase energy and stamina, which can enhance sexual performance .
Cloves are a spice that is made from the dried flower buds of the clove tree. They are said to increase blood flow and stimulate the senses .
Cardamom is a spice that is made from the seeds of the cardamom plant. It is said to increase libido and sexual desire .
According to anecdotal evidence, Catuaba is a potential herb used by Asians for sexual weakness and lowered libido . It is said to increase libido and sexual desire.
Steep 1 teaspoon of Catuaba bark extract in 1 cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes and drink it.
Studies confirm that Yohimbine is a useful treatment option for orgasmic dysfunction . Steep 1 teaspoon of Yohimbe bark extract in 1 cup of hot water for 5-10 minutes. Drink it at least 30 minutes before the action. It is believed to boost desire and performance .
How to use herbal aphrodisiac
Herbal aphrodisiacs can be enjoyed as teas preferably warm or hot. You can also add their extract to foods, smoothies, and baked goods or take their supplement which is available in local stores or most online stores
More Importantly, If you are drinking aphrodisiac teas for their intended purpose, it is best to drink them about 30 minutes before sexual activity.
And while making the tea use fresh, high-quality herbs and spices. there are some you can combine to make more effective, such as clove and saffron, Maca root and Ashwagandha, Ginkgo biloba and ginseng, and more.
It is important to talk to your doctor before taking any aphrodisiac tea, especially if you are pregnant, breastfeeding, or taking any medications. Aphrodisiac teas can interact with certain medications, so it is important to be aware of any potential side effects.
It is important to note that scientific evidence supporting all of the claims about these herbal aphrodisiacs is limited. Although some of these herbs may have other health benefits, however, more research is needed to determine their true effects on sexual desire and performance.
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