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So things aren’t what they used to be – perhaps you haven’t felt like a bit of the other lately – not as exciting or rewarding as you remembered? How long has it been since your womanly sexual pleasure was satiated?
Maybe there’s loads going on, not enough time, too much stress?
Yes! we’re talking about sex and how to make it good again or even better.
An active and healthy sex drive is the ultimate feel-good exercise, it reduces anxiety, keeps you fit and forges the bond with your partner.
And even if it wasn’t good for you, let’s face it, it’s a lot of fun… and cheap too.
Sex is improved by having a good diet, exercising and drinking
a lot of wine in moderation but maybe there are some natural plant solutions to enhance your orgasm – ahem – I mean, your libido, desire, passion and…stop me now!
Let’s take a look at 10 plants that may aid our sexual pleasure.
1. Ashwagandha Root
The Kama Sutra identifies ashwagandha as a potent igniter of passion and desire. While that benefit may get your immediate attention, its popularity with women has more to do with the way it stimulates libido and increases satisfaction. The herb can increase blood flow to the clitoris and other female sexual organs, creating an intense sexual experience.
Okay so some of these you might not have heard of – like me – but you’ll know one for sure and it’s a goodie. I just like saying it.
2. Maca Root
This has been the go-to herb for women living in the Andes for centuries. Maca’s high iodine content supports a woman’s hormone balance and its high zinc levels, an essential mineral for sex hormones, does more than fan the flames of desire. Women who took maca root in one study reported improved sexual experiences and satisfaction.
3. Muira Puama
Okay along with no. 9 this is my favorite – I’m off to the Muira Puama shop right now…
Women who use muira puama report a surge in libido, desire, sexual enjoyment and intensified orgasms. Its positive effect on both pre- and post-menopausal sexual experience supports its overall benefits for female sexual and reproductive health. It probably comes as no surprise this herb is often called “potency wood.”
4. Avena Sativa
This is a bit of a cheat as the extract from wild oats straw know as Avena Sativa has been used for centuries mainly as a labido boost for men.
But what’s good for the gander is good for the goose is what I say. Besides for women it appears that the oatstraw helps as a relaxant and therefore allows a natural release of desire.
It’s not fully understood how it works for men but it is believed that it unlocks the potential of testosterone that helps sexual arousal and a stiffening of resolve.
The saying, ‘sow your oats‘ the term to denote a young man’s promiscuity has no doubt, come from this seemingly inoccuous plant
The Tupi tribe of Brazil praises catuaba for its potent aphrodisiac qualities. Its active compound yohimbine energizes and stimulates libido and desire. Research has determined it increases dopamine levels in the brain, resulting in greater sensitivity to erogenous stimulation. Regular use is known to create erotic dreams and heighten sexual satisfaction and orgasm intensity. Ooh no this is another favorite.
Turnera diffusa, better known as damiana, grows natively in the American Southwest, Mexico, the Caribbean, and South America. Many consider its leaf a highly-prized libido enhancer. Flavonoids, phenolics, glycosides, terpenoids, and even caffeine all contribute to reduced feelings of stress and increased blood flow, particularly to the pelvic area where increased sensitivity leads to heightened stimulation.
7. Suma root
Sometimes called Brazilian Ginseng, this herb is extremely popular with the native population in South America for the way it aids female hormonal balance and excites libido. Science has confirmed suma root increases levels of estradiol-17beta, the primary estrogen hormone during a woman’s reproductive years. Women who use this herb report more intense sexual experiences and greater satisfaction…and another favorite.
8. Tongkat Ali
Tongkat ali extract has been used by women to arouse desire and increase erogenous sensitivity. It’s traditionally given to women suffering from low libido, as it also supports positive responses to stress and stimulates memory and overall brain function. By normalizing hormone levels with a gentle increase of testosterone, women also experience increased metabolism and an easier time losing and maintaining weight.
9. Tribulus terrestris
Studies of women who use this herb report greater desire, increased arousal, lubrication, more intense orgasms, and satisfaction. Tribulus stimulates androgen receptors in the brain making the body much more responsive to testosterone and other sex hormones. It also helps to reduce stress, anxiety, and depression.
10. Dark Chocolate
And yes here it is – the one we’ve been waiting for, one that we can buy easily and consume with pleasure. It’s not here by mistake. It’s not a plant in the way we purchase it but dark chocolate has 70% cocoa which helps to increase the dopamine levels in our brains – hooray.
Raising our brain’s levels of dopamine, which is known to be the chemical of pleasure it is a mood raiser, it relaxes us and our body responds to stimulation better. Pass me a slab.
Whether these plants help or not they won’t do any harm in normal quantities and it’s certain that stress will do worse harm in driving away desire. Don’t think for one minute that the desire for sex should fade with age – because it isn’t necessarily so.
Good and balanced hormone levels promote are good for health and especially a healthy and passionate libido.
So if your passionate flames are mere cinders lately, it could be wise to go for an additional boost to rekindle the fire.
thanks to: Dr. Edward F. Group – III, DC, ND, DACBN, DCBCN, DABFM