Herbs have been used as aphrodisiacs for hundreds of years.
With our modern society awakening to herbs, there’s been a renewed interest in how herbs can help with increasing intimacy and lovemaking.
There are herbs that are more beneficial to women, some that are more beneficial to men and some that can help both genders.
The important thing to realize is that most herbal aphrodisiacs work over time. This is especially true for women, who need a balance of yin and yang energy. Men respond well to mostly herbal aphrodisiacs that increase yang energy that stimulate bursts of energy for a shorter duration.
Let’s look at some top herbal aphrodisiacs that work well.
Also known as Panax ginseng or Korean ginseng, this is one of the best known herbal aphorodisiacs to increase sexual energy, stamina and vitality. It’s especially effective for men but can be used by women as well as part of a formula to build libido over time.
Ginseng is an herbal adaptogen, which means it helps the body to adapt to stress, increases energy, stamina, boosts immunity and helps balance hormones.
This herb has special benefits for women though it can be used by both genders. It has progesterone effects so it helps to balance a woman’s hormones if they are estrogen dominant. It also helps relieve menstrual cramps and improves concentration.
Damiana can be drunk as a tea, especially when combined with lemon balm and chamomile.
This herbal aphorodisiac is another adaptogen that has benefits for both men and women.
Maca is especially helpful for midlife women to help strengthen the hormonal system and for menopausal symptoms. Maca can have even stronger aphrodisiac effects for men. Maca works best over time with women but can also be used for quicker effects by both genders.
Reishi is a medicinal mushroom that is also an herbal adaptogen and aphrodisiac. This powerful mushroom used for hundreds of years is known as ‘the magic mushroom of the bedroom.’
It’s aphrodisiac properties are known to increase both male and female fertility. As an adaptogen it enhances overall function and performance, supports the kidneys and urinary tract as well as boost immunity.
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