Aphrodisiacs: Boost your intimacy

An active sex life fulfils your need for physical intensity and also enables you to share affection and intimacy

CoupleThere is no reason why we cannot remain sexually active for the whole of our lives – or, as long as we are healthy. But, there are certain times when one feels sexually low or does not want to opt for generalised prescriptions – to get over disappointing conjugal “blocks,” as it were. No need to despair!

Here’s help from nature’s most wholesome garden – one that can “motor” you to getting your sexual urge and potency running!


The most potent tonic aphrodisiac in the entire botanical realm, according to ayurveda, or the ancient Indian system of medicine, ashwagandha [Withania somnifera] strengthens the nervous system and reproductive hormones. It has the capacity to fortify the nervous system, offset anxiety and stress. The herb is, therefore, said to promote tranquillity of the mind, which is central to your sexual happiness. Ayurvedic physicians attest that ashwangandha has the ability to boost vitality, energy, sexual staying power, and also endurance.

Avena Sativa [Oats]

This is, in simple terms, not just your porridge [oats]. It is reputed to gently stimulate the hormones that activate the sex centres in the brain bringing about improved sex performance and stamina.


This Latin American herb has a huge reputation for increasing libido for hundreds of years. Think of its botanical name, Turnera aphrodisica – which truly says it all!


This ancient Chinese herb is regarded to being specifically effective in men suffering from erectile dysfunction. One study found that half of the male subjects taking gingko regained full potency in six weeks to six months’ time, depending upon the nature of their erectile problems.


Ginseng has been used in Korea and China for thousands of years as a sexual tonic. Research, in recent times, suggests that the ancient herb increases certain chemicals in the body, including testosterone, the male hormone. This is said to be the foundation for its aphrodisiac effects.


An amino acid, L-Histidine is a substance responsible for triggering orgasm. No wonder, the amino acid is also called the “big sneeze!” Vitamin B3 [Niacin] This nutrient is used in the manufacture of our sex hormones as well as to promote blood flow to the genitals. Niacin is evidenced to improve both sexual desire and orgasm.


This is a herbal extract from the bark of yohimbe tree [Pausinystalia yohimbe], a native of West Africa. The active component of yohimbe extract is the alkaloid, yohimbine [Yohimbine], a prominent impotence drug. The extract’s key action is said to increase the blood flow to erectile tissue [vasodilation]. This forms the basis for hard and more intense erections.

So, you may now say – where the blood flows, nature gets the blood flowing… This is also precisely the “ammo” that helps you place the spring back into your sexual awakening.




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