Last Updated on April 13, 2021 by Helga Dosa
Cinnamon –Cinnamomum zeylanicum– Southern Asia , evergreen -stimulant, spice used in food or massage oil into genitals for erotic stimulation.
Coriander –Coriandrum sativum– worldwide -stimulant known since ancient Egypt and Palestine, add coriander to wine to increase the semen.
Clove –Eugenia caryophyllata– Moluccas – stimulant, used as spice or oil, that has strong antiseptic and stimulating properties.
Garlic –Liliaseae – tonic, rejuvenates, used as a spice, magic element (to banish bad influences or vampires). Essential oils have antibiotic and cell-activating effects. Used as an aphrodisiac since the Egyptians, the Romans consecrated it to Ceres. the goddess of fertility.
Ginger –Zingber officinarum– South Asia – stimulant, rootstock eaten or made into tea. Has hot qualities, heats like fire in the body.
Liquorice Root – liquorice is famous for creating balance and synergy in herbal formulas. It also acts on the glands, especially the adrenals to optimize hormone levels. The adrenals produce sex hormones and are directly involved with a healthy sex drive. Lowered adrenal function can lead to loss of libido, less energy and poorer sexual response.
Mace and Nutmeg –Myristica fragrans–Asia, Africa Aphrodisiac. The nutmeg tree is a wide evergreen, native to the Spice Islands of Indonesia. However, it has been used in India as a spice and medicinally as early as 700 BC. Mace and nutmeg are two different spices from the same fruit. Nutmeg is the dried kernel and mace the dried shell which surrounds the seed. Nutmeg is more aromatic, sweeter and more delicate than mace and it is believed to impart strength and enhance sexual prowess. It is used in love magic. The main component is myristicin, the base of the “love drug” MDA or ecstasy. Ingest: seeds, nuts, mace or oil.
Mustard –Brassica nigra– stimulant, irritant, ground seeds and plant promote virility, therefore monks were forbidden to eat mustard.
Parsley –Petroselinum crispum– North Africa- A strong irritant in high doses, ingested as spice, decoction made from its roots. The irritation can cause an abortion, but can be also sexually stimulating. Stalk used for love magic, root is mixed into witch flying ointments intended to induce erotic energy.
Condiment, medicine, aphrodisiac, peperoncino has been a highly prized spice since the most ancient times. Its earliest archaeological evidence dates back 9,000 years ago to a site in Mexico.
Pepper –Piper nigrum– South Asia – stimulant, love magic agent, contains alkaloids– has irritating effects on mucous membranes. Cubeb pepper (Piper Cubeba) has substances that stimulate the sex drive.
Rosemary –Rosmarinus officinales– North Africa- strong erotic effect upon the skin, ingested as spice, added to bath or wine. Contains essential oil with psychotropic effect. In large quantities can be abortifacent.
Saffron –Crocus sativus–Asia, North Africa – has hot and dry qualities, stimulant or inebriant depending on dosage, sun dried filaments ingested stimulates sexual desires for women. Essential oil evokes long, distinctive orgasms. In high doses saffron oil is abortive and toxic.
Vanilla –Vanilla planifolia–Central America – stimulant, ingested as a tincture, together with cocoa and arrow root.
Musk (Kasturi) is obtained from the ever-so extincting musk deer called the Kasturi Mriga. Musk was used for a immune modulator as equally as it was for an aphrodisiac by ancient physicians. It was considered a last resort medicine.
Wild Rose Shrub– Rose oil used as perfume.
Wild Rose Shrub– erotic stimulant, especially for women, love magic, rose petals used in tea or love potions. Rose oil used as perfume Wood Rose (Argyreia nervosa) Hawaii- a vine plant, psychodelic, magical agent, seeds contain the indole alkaloids lysergic acid amide and ergoline both of which cause euphoriant and aphrodisiac effect.
Sunflower (Helianthus annus) Central America, later worldwide- stimulant, flower petals made into tea. Contains chlorogenic acid, and vitamin E which has sexually stimulating effect. Lonicerus suggested cooking the fresh petals in oil and eating them with salt and pepper and it has great power for marital works. Also used as a remedy for rheumatic and intestinal diseases.
Poppy (Papaver somniferum) – inebriant, sexual stimulant, narcotic, eaten or smoked as opium.
Prickly poppy (Papaveraceae, Agremone mexicana) – narcotic, herbage smoked. Was one of the best remedies of Mayas and Aztecs as analgesic. The dried leaves and flowers are smoked as an aphrodisiac. The plant contains two alkaloids with slight narcotic effect.
Morning glory (Flowers Ipomoea violacea) America- strong psychedelic, plant of prophecy, seeds ingested. Seeds were considered the home of God and used in pre Columbian times for gynecological problems, divinatory and religious purposes. A person would have to ingest 100-300 morning glory seeds to be comparable to 200-300 micrograms of LSD, a 4-14 hour experience. Seeds contain lysergic acid derivatives that cause uterine contractions.
Vitamins & Mineral Aphrodisiacs
Kelp (Macrocystis pyrifera) In some parts of the world kelp is considered to be aphrodisiac. Kelp is rich in many vitamins and minerals, among them iodine, necessary for the proper function of the thyroid gland. Lack of iodine can result in excessive physical fatigue and a lowered sex drive.
Spirulina– This algae effects women sexually giving them more intense sensations.
Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Worldwide- strengthen the sexual organs, wheat germ, oil or sprouts ingested. Contains estrogen, vitamine E, that strengthen the sexual organs.
L-Tyrosine – an amino acid, or building block of protein, Tyrosine is frequently used to alleviate depression which can be a major block to normal sexual drive and enjoyment. Tyrosine is believed to decrease reactions to stress, stimulate the sex drive and have aphrodisiac properties.
Zinc – this mineral is essential for healthy sexual function and the health of the sexual organs. It is involved with production of several hormones involved with genital function and has been used to treat infertility. Irish Moss – helps to boost the production of semen in men. May be due to the zinc it contains.
B-Complex – all of the B vitamins are involve with production of energy, metabolism and synthesis of hormones. B vitamins may be the most important nutrient for healthy function of the nerves. Lack of sensory function can directly lead to lack of sexual fulfillment. Lower levels of B vitamins means lower levels of female hormones.
Aphrodisiacs from Around the World
Borrachero (Methysticodendron amesianum, Solanaceae) Columbia -strong inebriant, aphrodisiac, use decoctions made from fresh leaves. All parts of plant contain highly active tropane alkaloids, with 80% scopolamine.
Betel palm (Areca catechu) – strong stimulant, betel seeds eaten, they contain alkaloids that have stimulating effect on the entire body and eros. It’s a traditional aphrodisiac in Ayurvedic medicine
Ashwagandha is also India’s most potent hot plant. It is used equally by men and women, and is widely prescribed by physicians to adults with low libido, and to improve sexual function. In the system of Ayurvedic medicine, ashwagandha is king of the herbs.
Plant Name: Ginkgo Biloba. Aphrodisiac Benefits: Increased Sexual energy. Ginkgo’s circulation enhancer called terpene lactone– This increases cerebral and genital blood flow.
It significantly enhances production of dopamine, adrenaline and other neurotransmitters in the brain, which are responsible for improved pleasure arousal and alertness.
Plant Name: Eleutherococcus senticosus
Location: East Asia
Used as: tonic, invigorator
Parts used: extract from roots
Aphrodisiac Benefits: stimulates sexual appetite.
Active Compounds:: eleuterosides (stimulants)
Horny Goat Weed…
Plant Name: Horny Goat Weed
Names: Yin Yang Huo
Aphrodisiac Benefits: testosterone effects, stimulate sexual desire, increases sexual activity, increase sperm production, increase energy.
Youth Preserving Aphrodisiacs
Schizandra Schizandra Fruit
Other Benefits: Beauty tonic, youth preserving herb,
Aphrodisiac Benefits: produces abundant sexual fluids, increase sexual endurance, and to strengthen the whole body
-Consumed by Chinese royalty and by Daoist masters.
Is widely believed to have health benefits such as delaying aging and in particular senility and fatigue. It is also known to increase vigor, digestion and sexual functions and to reduce oxygen deficiency at high altitudes.
Benefits: fantastic sex tonic. beautiful skin
Is one of the more popular and more potent, yin-yang tonic herbs and is found in many formulas designed to strengthen sexual function, in particular impotence. It has been widely used to alter the fertility of both sexes. The ancient classics indicate that Cistanches increases both the flow of yang energy and blood flow to the genitals.
Benefits: excellent sexual tonic and stimulant, superb longevity herb increases fertility, prevents premature ejaculation in men, and to overcome sexual malaise and weak sexual potency.
Cnidium seed was often used in combination with Cuscuta seed in aphrodisiac formulations, since the two herbs work well combined.
Aphrodisiac Benefits: sexual stimulant
Names: Khao Yen
Yohimbine for Men
Plant Name: Pausinystalia yohimbe
Origin: West Africa
Aphrodisiac Benefits: improves sexual function, it increases proneness to arousal
Side-effects: include nervousness, anxiety, insomnia and mild hypertension
Known as “herbal viagra”
Contains: 6 or 7 different alkaloids
Names: Chinese Angelica
Aphrodisiac benefits: to treat loss of sexual desire
— increases the effects of hormones in both men and women and is also widely used as an aphrodisiac.
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