Want to add some extra fire to your sex life? Herbal medicine has long been used to enhance sexual pleasure and potency.
There are plants that are not only known to be aphrodisiac in nature — able to directly arouse sexual desire — but are also able to fortify sexual and other organs for enhanced pleasure and stamina.
Sexual vitality can become blocked for a variety of reasons: fatigue, stress, kidney depletion, or problems with circulation.
The secret to a healthy sexual life is in abundance of ‘jing’ (energy) in the kidneys.
The kidneys are actually our reservoir of stored life force and vitality, and when we directly replenish these through proper lifestyle, herbs and diet, they can release energy to any organ on demand! Here are five great herbs for stimulating your sexual appetite and performance
1. Muira Puama
Nothing compares to this potent sex enhancer (especially when combined with Catuaba, mentioned below). It invigorates the sexual organs of both men and women and even promotes sex drive in impotent men.
Catuaba is the most famous of all aphrodisiac plants. In Brazil it is regarded as an aphrodisiac with "proven efficacy" and has a long safe history of use.
Ginseng is like a sex hormone all to itself. For a low sex drive, ginseng will do the trick. Ginseng provokes excitement, enhances endurance, and in lab studies with female rats there was even an increase in their ability to attract male rats during mating season.
This erotic potion is one of the most notorious herbal aphrodisiacs and sexual tonics. It helps elevate mood and induce a relaxed state of mind for improved arousal.
This delicious juicy fruit leads to stronger energy and vigor. It is known as the essential sexual tonic herb in Chinese herbalism.
If you're going to try these herbs, there are a few ways you can go about it. You can find them in bulk at your health food store and add them to your blended smoothie, or use them as a tea, which is very effective. Lycium fruit is actually sold lose and can be found at Chinese herbal stores. And there are a number of companies that carry these herbal tonic products in supplement form.