Herbal Aphrodisiac

What is an aphrodisiac?

An aphrodisiac is defined as any food or drug that arouses the sexual instinct, induces veneral desire and increases pleasure and performance. This word is derived from Aphroditaeí the Greek Goddess of love and these substances are derived from plants, animals or minerals and since time immemorial they have been the passion of man.

Three Types of Aphrodisiac

Aphrodisiacs can be classified by their mode of action into three types: Those that increase libido, potency, or sexual pleasure.

Herbs that increases the quantity and quality of semen:

  • Finger root, Boesenbergia rotunda in Indonesia
  • Black cumin, Nigella sativa in Iran
  • Dragon blood tree, Dracaena draco in Nigeria

Herbs that delay the time of ejaculation:

  • Drumstick tree, Moringa oleifera in India
  • Bindii, Tribulus terrestris in Singapore

Herbs that increase penile erection:

  • Creeping butea, Butea superba in Thailand
  • Aspidosperma ulei in Brazil

Herbs that arouse sexual desire:

  • Cattle stick, Carpolobia lutea in Nigeria
sources: https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC3731873/
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