Oat (Avena sativa, cultivated, A. fatua, wild)
This is an indirect sexual enhancer, as it is one of the best herbs for nourishing the nervous system, particularly where there is exhaustion, depression, and nervous debility. Oat seed has beneficial application in all forms of sexual dysfunction, particularly where a depleted nervous system is playing a role.
Parsley (Petroselinum crispum) Eurasia, N Africa- strong irritant in hihg doses, ingested as spice, decoction made from roots. Root is reach in apitol, that has stimulating and psychotropic effects, irritates urinary passages and uterus. The irratation can cause an abortion, but can be also sexually stimulating.Stulk used for love magic, root is mixed into witches flying oitments intended to induce erotic energy.
Pepper (Piper nigrum) South Asia – stimulant, love magic agent, contains alcaloid the has irritating effect on mucous. Cubeb pepper (Piper Cubeba) has substanses that stimulate sex drive.
Peyote (Lophophora williamsii) Central America- psychodelic, sacrament, plant of prophecy, buttons eaten. In small doses peyote has strong aphrodosiac effect. Contain about thirty alkaloids, of which mescaline is the main.
Pimento (Pimenta dioica) Central America, Carribean- stimulant, one of the most common spices in ancient America and indian folk medicine, warm the body, treat neuralgia and digestive problems. Apfrodisiac, when taken in lagre quantaties , especially with cocoa. Contain an essential oil.
Pineapple (Ananas cosmosus) – diuretic, invigorator, great digestive effect, purifying effect. Use fresh fruit juice. For aphrodisiac effect eat with chili powder or mix with honey and rum.A small glass taken daily promotes energies of love. Contains proteolitic enzyme bromelain and minerals. Unripe fruits can cause pregnant women to miscarry.
Pomegranate tree (Punica granatum) Mediterranean, Asia Minor- invigoratour, fruits eaten, the friut is sacred to Astarte and Aphrodite, rind of fruit rich in tannins.
Poppy (Papaver somniferum) – inebriant, sexual stimulant, narcotic, eaten or smoked as opium.
Prikly poppy (Papaveraceae, Agremone mexicana) – narkotic, 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 ywo alkaloids with slight narcotic effect.
Qat (Catha edulis) Northeast Africa, Arabia – strong stimulant, ritual plant, fresh leaves chewed, made into sweets with honey or mixed into cofee, dried leaves smoked alone or with hashish. Egiptions considered it a plant that opens the way to divine, promote mystical insights and inhance sensuality. Contains large amount of cathine (ephedrine) and a-aminopropiophenone.
Quebracho (Aspidosperma quebraco-blanco) , tropical tree- antipyretic, magical plant, decoction or infusion made from bark. It is placed in molle beer or boiled with mate (llex paraguariensis); it also has abortive and contraceptive properties. The bark contains aphrodisiac yohimbine. Overdoses are dangerous.
Rosemary (Rosmarinus officinales) Eurasia, N Africa- strong erotic effect upon the skin, ingested as spice, added to bath or wine. Contains essential oil with psychotropic effect. In large quantaties can be abortifacent.
Saffron (Crocus sativus) Asia, N Africa – has hot and dry qualities, stimulant or inebriant depending on dosage, sun dried filaments ingestedtrehgen the uretrus and treats menstrual problems, stimulates sexual desires for women. Essential oil evokes long, distinctive orgasms. In high doses saffron oil is abortive and toxic.
San Pedro cactus (Trichocereus pachanoi) South America – psychodelic, invigoratour, ritual drink, use decoction made from fresh cactus flesh, dried rind eaten. A sufficient aphrodisiac dose is 0.07 to 1 once (2-3 grams) of dried rind. Contains mescaline, effect similar with peyote.
Sarsaparilla (Smilax ornata)
Empirical observation suggests that Sarsaparilla possesses mild androgen-like effects and can serve as a reasonable sexual tonic and anabolic toner. It combines with Saw Palmetto and Echinacea for nourishing and toning the reproductive organs.
Sassafras tree (Sassafras albidium) N America- mild psychodelic, empathogen, love magic, oil ingested, root cortex used for brewing love drinks. Love tree of American Indians. Contains safrole, the basis of modern love drug MDMA. Do not take more then 100mg of oil, or side effects may occure, oil is suited for erotic massage as well.
Saw palmetto (Serenoa serrulata) N America – promotes circulation in the genitals, fruits eaten or fermented juice made into a love drink. Contain fatty acids, essential oil and estrogen substance. Saw Palmetto berries are sexual tonics famous for keeping a man’s prostate healthy and treating the problems of prostate enlargement thought to be caused by an accumulation of dihydrotestosterone (DHT), a biologically active metabolite of the hormone testosterone. DHT is said to be about thirty times more potent than testosterone because of its increased affinity to the androgen receptors. The buildup of DHT in the prostate can decrease sex drive and performance. Saw Palmetto stops the conversion of testosterone to DHT, aiding the shrinking and relaxing of the prostate when it enlarges. A healthy prostate is an important element of male health and is essential for male sexual health, so the harmonizing tonic energy of this herb produces the background music to which aphrodisiacs can more easily dance with male sexual potency.
Shatavari (Asparagus racemosus)
This herb is a reproductive system tonic having considerable nutritive, rejuvenating properties. It has an esteemed tradition in Ayurvedic medicine as a primary tonic and medicine for female sexual health (also used for male reproductive health). It is the female counterpart of Ashwagandha and, like that herb, is referred to as Indian Ginseng. Shatavari is used in Ayurvedic medicine to nourish female organs, help balance estrogen levels, improve fertility, and treat vaginal dryness and painful intercourse. One translation of the name is “she who can have a hundred husbands.” A second translation is “having a hundred roots”; the former name speaks to its reputation as an aphrodisiac, and the latter bespeaks its fertility-enhancing properties. This herb has been proven an extraordinary woman’s herb. Shatavari combines well with Kapi Kacchu and Shilajit for a powerful rejuvenating tonic blend.
This Ayurvedic herb (of sorts) is actually an exudate. Shilajit (also spelled “shilajeet”) has powerful rejuvenative properties. For centuries, Ayurvedic physicians have relied on it with confidence to successfully treat debility or weaknesses caused by injury, dysfunction, and aging. Its rejuvenative effect increases the core energy responsible for sexual power and health. As an aphrodisiac, Shilajit increases vitality and stamina while toning the reproductive organs and enhancing their function. It has been shown to enhance nitric oxide’s effect and facilitate multiple sexual-health functions.
Scopolia (Scopolia carniolica, Solanaceae) Europe –hallucinogenic, poison, ingested as root decoctions. Substitute of Mandrake. Berries and rootstock contain tropane alkaloids, can be poisonous.
Sea bean ( Canavalia maritima) South America, Africa- psychodelic, beans have aphrodisiac qualities, ingested or smoked in place of marijuana together with dried leaves. In antient America beans was used in magic and rituals, found in the prehistoric graves. The active substance is L-betonicine.
Siberian ginseng (Eleutherococcus senticosus) E Asia – tonic, invigotatour, increases performance, extract from roots ingested. Used daily, it preserves health, strengthen the immune system, balances the enegry levels in the body and stimulates sexual appetite. The root contains tonic and stimulants eleuterosides.
Squash (Curcubita pepo) America – diuretic, invigoratour, seeds eaten and aphrodisiac for women. In Aurvedic and Tantric systems seeds eaten during rituals of love, and belong to vajicarana. Seeds contain fatty oil, protein and vitamin E that is important for healthy sexuality.
Stinging nettle (Urtica dioica) Uerasia – skin irritant, stimulates circulation, seeds made into tea, leaves smoked, or used as an oitment. Leaf tea has healing effect for femail disorders. The nettle flagellation involved whipping naked partner, particular the genital region, with fresh nettles until erection or lust occures.
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. Simbol of the sun.
Sweet potato (Ipomoea batatas) Sental and South America – invigorator, exessive consumtion stimulate women’s sex drive. Along with starch and sugar it contains substances with effect similar to some hormones.
Syrian rue (peganum harmala) Asia, N America – harmel weed, antidepressive, mild inebriant, ritual drink, seeds eaten or smoked. The seeds are burned for healing, exorcism, shamans inhale smoke to reach ecstatic state. Seeds contain carbolins.
Tea shrub (Thea sinensis) Asia- green, oolong or black, stimulant and aid in meditation, especially if drunk in correspondence with chinese tea ceremony, that is a meditation itself. Good in conjunction with spices, ginseng, opium. Contains purines caffeine, theobromine and theophylline, all with stimulating effect on CNS. The shorter time the tea is steeped, the stronger the stimulatig effect, or, in tea ceremony, the first brew is the most powerful.
Thorn apple (Datura species, Solanaceae) worldwide – strong psychodelic, inebriant, very erotic, plant of prophesy and witches plant. Leaves or flowers brewd into tea, seeds eaten, herbage smoked. All species and all parts contain highly active tropane alkaloids.
Vanilla (Vanilla planifolia) Central America – stimulant, ingested as a tincture, together with cocoa and arrow root.
Vervan ( Verbena officilalis) Central Europe – invigorator, magical agent, herbage brewd into tea. Was used by German tribes and Celtic druids as sacred and to maintain beautiful erection.
Wheat (Triticum aestivum) Worldwide- strengthen the sexual organs, wheat germ, oil or sprouts ingested. Contains estrogen, vitamine E, that strenghen the sexual organs.
Whild rose shrub- erotic stimulant,especially for women, love magic, rose petals used in tea or love potions. Rose oil used as parfume,
Wild lettuce (Lactuca virosa) Europe, N America – mild inebriant, narcotic, dried sap smoked for ritual purposes and as a sexual stimulant.Contains an alkaloid lactusine with qualities similar to morphine.
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.
Wormwood (Artemisia absinthium) – oldest of medicinal plants, sacred to youthful goddess Artemis. Used in folk gynecological recepies, love magic. In 19th century a wormwood based liquer Absinthe was a famous drug of Bohemians, giving them more art inspiration and erotica. Dried leaves can be smoked in place of marijuana. Plant contains thujone, with mild psychodelic, and aphrodosiac effect but is toxic as well.
Yarrow (Asteraceaea compositae) – stimulant, tonic, love magic, additive for wine or tea. Used in geomancy, and to support vision quest. As aphrodosiac, chew the raw stem or drink tea few hours before intercourse.
Ylang-ylang (Cananga odorata) Southwest Asia-increases eroticism, oil inhailed. Prescribed to treat impotency and frigidity. The oil contains variety of essencial components and acids, can be used internally or externally. Mixed with coconut oil, creates higly erotic body lition.
Yohimbe (Corynanthe yohimbe) West Africa – strong exitant, promotes potency for men, use decoction made from bark. Yohimbine is a genuene aphrodisiac and capable of curing impotency and frigidity, also used ritually. There number of side effects, but if person tolerates it well, he’ll experience high erotic joy.
This sexual stimulant comes from the bark of an African tree. It was used traditionally to stimulate erections, which it does. There have been several clinical studies on the use of this agent to treat erectile dysfunction (mostly using the isolated yohimbine alkaloid, not the whole herb). The results are promising, though they demonstrate the wide range of effects Yohimbe has on different individuals. Yohimbe is said to work mentally as well as physically, making orgasms more powerful by postponing ejaculation. Yohimbe, being a mild monoamine oxidase (MAO) inhibitor, has an uplifting affect on depression, and it dilates blood vessels, which is why it has been used for erectile dysfunction. Like Viagra and other similar prescription drugs, Yohimbe is used primarily to stimulate a physical reaction rather than promote the amorous mood of sex, as a true aphrodisiac would. (Consider taking it along with Damiana.) This is a highly stimulating herb, affecting individuals with varying constitutions in equally varied ways, so there are definite precautions for its use. Namita Nayyar (WF Team)