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Herbs for the Bedroom

Sometimes we need a little help to get the fire going. Here are a list of herbs that can ignite the flame.

Panax ginseng (Korean ginseng) has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years as an overall wellness supplement. This amazing herb boosts the immune system, improves heart health, increases energy, decreases stress, and treats impotence.

Black Cohosh is a female herb with estrogen-like properties. It helps to increase blood flow to the pelvis, which increases lubrication, as well as arousal and response to sexual stimulation.

Chasteberry (Vitex) is normally used for premenstrual and menstrual problems, but has also been known to increase sexual desire by boosting progesterone and dopamine.

Ginkgo biloba has been used in traditional Chinese medicine for thousands of years to boost mental power, treat sexual dysfunction. Some studies show that gingko enhances the effects of nitric oxide in the body, which allows for better blood flow to the penis.

Yohimbe is traditionally used as an aphrodisiac and has been shown to be effective in treating erectile dysfunction.

Maca is an energy enhancer, nutritive and rejuvenative that increases pituitary function, encouraging the body’s natural hormonal production. It also helps improve vaginal lubrication.

Schizandra increases staying power in men and is a kidney tonic for both men and women, improving sexual disfunction. It has also been known as an herb to help heal trauma from sexual abuse.

Horny Goat Weed is and aphrodisiac and rejuvenative that can be used for erectile dysfunction and low sperm count.

Ashwaganda boosts energy, reduces stress and has been shown to increase sperm count and the production of sex hormones for both men and women.

Kapikachu has been used in Ayurvedic medicine to elevate sperm count and as an aphrodisiac. This herb has the effect of improving sexual behavior, libido, daily sperm production and testosterone levels.

*Be mindful that certain herbs may contraindicate with some medication. Ask your healthcare provider before taking any new supplements, especially if you are on medication.

Aphrodisiac foods 

Avocados, celery, beets, oysters, pumpkin seeds, chocolate, chill peppers, bananas, honey, watermelon, pine nuts, Brazil nuts, arugula, figs and artichokes.

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