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Foods and Herbs for Better Sex

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Foods and Herbs for Better Sex

Sexual energy is extra energy. Low libido may be Nature’s way of conserving vitality and a message that intimacy in the relationship needs improvement. Nutritional deficiencies, stress and exhaustion can decrease the urge to merge.

In eastern medicine the kidneys govern sexual vitality and are depleted through overuse of coffee, alcohol, saturated fats, overwork and exposure to cold weather. Build health and sexual vitality will be enhanced. When two people pursue good health together that can be a step in improving a joyous sexual life.

Aphrodisiacs, named after Aphrodite, goddess of love, can work in many ways. Suggestive shapes and textures of foods and herbs such as banana or chili pepper may simply turn one’s thoughts to love. Or a substance may be so nourishing, deficiencies are corrected and lust is aroused. Some may stimulate or even irritate the genito-urinary tract, such as asparagus, thus drawing attention to the lower regions. A substance may provide an abundance of energy or affect the mind in a relaxing manner.

Many foods nourishing to sexuality contain the spark of life and have their own reproductive capability. In other words they could grow if planted. Good examples are raw sunflower and pumpkin seeds and almonds, all of which contain life force that could grow into large plants given the right conditions. They are also rich in vitamin E and zinc.

Chocolate contains a chemical called phenylethylamine which is produced by the brain when in love. Most chocolates are high in fat and sugar, but a bit of quality organic naturally sweetened chocolate is available through natural food stores.

For centuries people have sought the healing benefits of herbs to incite passion. They can be used in the form of tea, tincture or capsules. Before using herbs, clear up emotional conflicts that may be affecting sexuality and develop a healthier diet.

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Brigitte Mars

Brigitte Mars, a professional member of the American Herbalist Guild, is a nutritional consultant who has been working with Natural Medicine for over 40 years. She teaches Herbal Medicine at Naropa University, Boulder College of Massage, and Bauman College of Holistic Nutrition and Culinary Arts and has a private practice. Brigitte is the author of 12 books, including Rawsome!. Find more healthy living articles, raw food recipes, videos, workshops, books, and more at Also check out her international model yogini daughter, Rainbeau at


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5:58PM PST on Jan 30, 2014

Thanks!!! Will def. TRY and report back results!! Good,GOOD info.! :)

8:01AM PST on Jan 9, 2014

All this brings up memories about my old Palestinian friend cooked. She definitely used herbs and spices in her effort to make men more romantic. Lots and lots of cinnamon in the pot with chicken.... Maybe she caused liver failure in all her suitors?

And how much of this is just superstition. Did I miss the references ?

I think love is the best aphrodisiac , and to choose the right partner.

9:23AM PDT on Oct 12, 2013


4:09AM PST on Feb 13, 2012

Thanks for the article.

3:45AM PST on Nov 21, 2011

Thanks! I'm going try try that Tonic Brew, It sounds great.

7:13PM PST on Nov 20, 2011


12:34AM PST on Nov 19, 2011

Sounds delicious!

6:36AM PST on Nov 18, 2011

Just added cinnamon to my oatmeal! Thanks! And fish oils are supposed to be good for this, too...

9:04PM PST on Nov 17, 2011

SEX, what i far word for me, wow, no idea about it since 2003!? I am weird, very weird.

12:27PM PST on Nov 14, 2011

Very well written article.Thank you for the insight, and the tips.

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