Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits and Vegetables: A Complete Guide


Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits and Vegetables: A Complete Guide

In Oriental Medicine, the strength of the kidneys is what governs sexual vitality. It is possible to irritate the kidneys by overindulging in coffee, alcohol, fatty foods or having excess stress in one’s life. The kidneys like to be warm and it is possible to “cool one’s passion” by drinking cold icy beverages or eating too many cold foods such as salads and tropical fruits, especially when the weather is chilly. What nourishes the kidneys and thus sexual energy, are foods like beans (black and kidney are the best), green leafy vegetables like kale and collards and whole grains like barley and wild rice. Seeds such as pumpkin and sunflower contain the germ of life and are rich in zinc, an important component of seminal and vaginal fluid. Oysters, also zinc-rich were said to have been the love tonic of Cassanova. Asparagus not only is suggestive in its design, but is diuretic, thus causing attention to the genitals.

An ancient saying is “A man who loves carrots loves women.” Organic eggs (which are embryos) are considered a tonic for occasional use. Sea vegetables, due to their high mineral content, nourish the thyroid, which when underactive, can decrease libido. Garlic is also considered a food of love. (You both have to eat it to avoid perceiving garlic breath). Its potency is well known by lovers around the world. In some monasteries, where celibacy is part of the rules, garlic is omitted from the menu! Other foods for lovers include artichokes, mushrooms and caviar. It is important for lovers to minimize fats in their diet to avoid creating blockages. Literally, garnish your food with chemical-free rose petals to delight the senses! Since fresh breath makes one even more kissable, keep a tiny bowl of anise seed, fennel and decoricated cardamon next to the bed to keep you sweet smelling.

Though not exactly health food, chocolate contains phenylethalamine, a chemical that is also produced in the brains of people in love. Chocolate in excess however is high in fat and contains caffeine. So if you are having that certain someone over for dinner, choose your meal wisely and prepare to please the palate. The use of color, light, aroma and flowers are other ways to delight one’s senses.

There are number of herbs that have a long tradition of enhancing the pleasures of love. Many of the culinary herbs, because of their warming and gentle stimulating nature can not only spice your food, but love life as well. Consider the delights of herbs such as ginger, cloves, cardamom, anise, caraway, nutmeg and vanilla. Learn to use these more liberally in cooking. Cinnamon with its strong sweet and hot flavor has long been used to stir the fires of love.

List of Aphrodisiac plants, herbs, fruits and vegetables.
 

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)

This herb has been used in the East as an aphrodisiac for the past three thousand years and is impressively effective. One translation of the name is “sweat of a horse,” alluding to the idea that, if the powdered root is simmered in milk or ghee (clarified butter) and taken as a tonic on a regular basis, over time it will give a man the strength and sexual vitality of a horse (without rendering similar effects on his personality). Ashwagandha contains molecules that resemble steroids in action and appearance. Herbal science calls them withanolides. This herb is classified by some as an adaptogen and is often referred to as Indian or East Indian Ginseng, for the traditional uses of it and the uses of American and Chinese Ginseng are similar. Like Ginseng, it is found to be an energy tonic capable of generally strengthening the body, enhancing libido, fertility, and sexual potency. Ashwagandha root is safe and nonirritating and will not over stimulate sexual energy. That mission is left to circumstances and ones partner.

Agave (Agavaceae), Mexico-ritual inebriant. Fermented juice, or agave wine, called pulque, from the peduncle is used. Add few seeds ofthorn apple to increase effect. Tequila is destilled from Agave Tequilana. Other spicies used to make schnapps called mezcal.

American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) N America- generalt tonic that strengthens the yin. Eat fresh or dried root, infusions. Root was used by American Indians as protective amulet and a love charm. Contains similar active ingredients as Asian relative.

Angel's trumpet (Brugmansia aurea, Solanaceae) South America - strong inebriant, hallucinogenic, magical agent. Tea made from leaves, flowers smoked. Decoctions made from leaves and seeds with water or maize beer ia a potent aphrodosiac. Contains highly active tropane alkaloids.

Anice (Pimpinella anisum) Mediterranean - contains aromatic oil, that has stimulating and digestive properties, spice used in tea and food

Asafoetida (Ferula asa foetida) Central Asia - mild stimulant,spice, incence, resin ingested. The sap of the plant become a resin on contact with air. Considered a best aphrodisiac in Tibetain medicine, use 300 to 1000mg, used also to trat hysteria and cramps.

Asparagus (Asparagus officinales) - diuretic, it stimulates activity of kidneys and is depurative. People who eat a lot of asparagus have also many lovers.

Arabian coffee (Coffea arabica) East Africa, Arabia Was a sacred beverage to African sufis. For aphrodisiac results mix in cardamom and honey.

Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits and Vegetables: A Complete GuideAvocado (Persea americana) Central America - invigorador, abortifacent,bark used as remedy for women's ailments, seed can be grated for tea. Flesh and seed contain vitamins and oil.

Ayahuasca (Banisteriopsis caapi) - giant liana, tropical Amazon forests. Promotes potency, psychedelic, ritual inebriant, use decoctions made from liana.Psychodelic drink is made from the bark and is taken in group rituals full of sex in order to revive the mythical past of the tribe. The barc contains the B-carbolines harmaline and harmine. Rats under influence of these chemicals attain erections faster and increase frequency of copulations.

Basil (Ocimum sanctum) South Asia, Europe - some varieties used as spices, some for medical uses and the tulasi plant (Ocimum sanctum) is one of the most sacred of Hindus. It is dedicated to Goddess Lakshmi and her spose Vishnu and is planted on altars. Eat one leaf a day to express religious respect, maintain health, prosperity and fertility, gives never boring sex life, ward off demons. The popular spice basil (Ocimum basilicum) also possess aphrodisiac powers. Contain essential oil, tannins and vitamins.

Beladonna (Atropa beladonna, Solanaceae)- hallucinogenic, witche's plant, syster of mandrake. Fresh berry eaten, leaves smoked. The Thessalian witches combined beladonna root with wine to make powerful love drink. All parts of plant contain strong alkaloids. In the proper dosage it will increase desire, but overdosage will lead to death via respiratory paralysis. See Carlos Castaneda books for detail trip preparation.

Betel palm (Areca catechu) - strong stimulant, betel seeds eaten, they contain alkaloids that have stimulating effect on the entire body and eros. Toxic to intestinal parasites. It's a traditional aphrodosiac in Ayurvedic medicine and is counted among the eight types of plesure in the Brahmanic tradition. It has magical and religious properties and used as an offering to the Gods.

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.

Brunfelsia (Brunfelsia species, Solanaceae) Amazon - mild psychodelic, hallucinogene, use decoctions made from root for love drink and against snake bites.

Cacao tree( Theobroma cacao) Central America-mild stimulant, ground beans made into drink or chocolate bar. Antient Indian recepie of chocolati: roasdet beans are ground and dissolved in water, along with vanila, cayenne pepper, matico pepper, pimento, canella, squash seeds, cup of gold and can be salty or sweetened with honey. Cocoa was considered the "food of gods"; Aztec prostitutes were paid in cocoa. Beans contain theobromine and caffeine, aphrodosiac phenylethylamine.

Calamus (Araceae) - stimulant, skin irritant, use oil added to tea or bath, promotes erection. Chew root to ward off exhaustion or pulverize for snuff. For sex stimulation high doses recommended, an herbal bath with calamus increases erotic desires.

Cardamom Elettaria cardamomum) Soitheast Asia - stimulant, especially of added to coffee, essential oil has erotic effect.

Carrot (Daucus carota) worldwide - invigator, the root has diuretic and abortifacient powers and incites coitus, contain carotine and vitamin A uncooked. Wild carrot seeds regulate menstruation and have intipregnant effect. Chew a sponfull of seeds few hours before after sex to avoid pregnancy.

Cayenne pepper (Capsicum annuum, Solanaceae) Middle and South America - stimulant, irritant, fresh or dried fruits eaten. A snuff made from the fruits has ritual significance. It is a hot food and heatence the sexual drive. It has irritating effect on membranes and urogenital area. Contains acrid substance capsaicin and a lot of vitamin C. Avoid overdosage.

Celery (Apium graveolenns) - stimulant, fresh root eaten, it strenghen the sex organs. Celery root contains an essential oil and minerals iron, calcium, magnesuim, sulphur, phosphorus.

Chilito (Epithelantha micromeris), Mexico - cactus, increases performance, doping agent, fresh fruits eaten. Unlish self-destructing forces present in the evil people. All parts contain triterpenes and psychodelically active alcaloids.

Cinnamon ( Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Southern Asia , evergreen - stimulant, spice used in food or massage oil into genitals for erotic stimulation.

Clary (Salvia sclarea) Mediterrenian - erotic stimulant, essential oil ingested or inhailed, plant added to wine used in aromatherapy as aphrodisiac, dried plant smoked.

Clove (Eugenia caryophyllata) Moluccas - stimulant, used as spice or oil, that has strong aniseptic and stimulating properties.

Coca shrub(Erythroxylum coca) South America- strong stimulating effect on central nervous system, leaves chewd with lime, smoked or sniffed as cocaine. Indians considered the coca a gift from gods and held it sacred. The leaves was used for oracular, medicinal and religious purposes. The fresh leaves were chewed with slaked lime as a stimulant and aphrodisiac. All parts especially leaves contain cocaine, stimulant and anasthetic.

Coconut palm (Cocos nucifera) - invigorator, inebriant, eat flash of coconut or drink coconut wine- the sap of the tree. Add thorn apple seeds or cocnut milk and honey for better results. Palm wine can be dilstilled schnapps called arak.

Cola nut (Cola nitida) Central Africa - stimulant, used in love magic, fresh nuts chewed or extract ingested. Was used as currency in W Africa. Contain hight concentration of caffeine, theobromine and tannin.

Coral tree (Erythrina americana) America- strong inebriant,poison,magical agent, plant of prophecy, seeds ingested. After eating few of the seeds women become totally available. Great for one night stay, in Mexico women who looked for a one time lover wear the necklace from this seeds. The wood is used to make phallic amulets. The beans contain cytisine, a psychodelicaly active but toxic chemical.

Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits and Vegetables: A Complete GuideCoriander (Coriandrum sativum) worldwide - stimulant known sinse ancient Egypt and Palestine, add coriander to wine to increase the semen.

Cotton (Gossypium herbaceum) South Asia - abortifacient, increases the flow of blood to genitals, use decoction made of root cortex. Root extractions used in folk gynecology to induce aborthion, for menopause and menstruation problems, inhibit production of semen in men.

Cup of Gold (Solandra brevicalyx, Solanaceae) Central and South America- stimulant, inebriant, scent of flowers for perfume or leaves and flowers made into tea. An overdose can lead to death from exxxessive sexual drive. All parts contain tropane alkaloids.

Damiana (Turnera diffusa) America - stimulant, smoked or extract drunk in water or , more effective, alcohol. Contain essential oil, tannin and other active ingredients. Damiana is one of the more notorious herbal aphrodisiacs and has the reputation of being a superlative sexual tonic. It is a mood-elevating aromatic herb that helps calm anxiety and induce a relaxed state of mind, considered especially useful when anxiety and depression are discouraging sexual arousal. Damiana lends a delightful energy and flavor to wines and sundry other erotic potions.

Date palm (Phoenix dactilifera) Asia, Arabia, N America- invigorator, inebriant, dates eated, palm wine drunk. Add preparations of nightshade, hemp or opium for better results.

Dita (Apocynaceae) India, Sri Lanka- increases desire, it's a tree, burk is medicinal, but seeds used as aphrodosiac. In India seeds was served in Tantric rituals for better erection and delaying orgasm. Contains alkaloid chlorogenine that has strong stimulating effect on genitals.

Durian (Durio zibethinus) Southeast Asia - invigorator, creamy fruit pulp has srton aphrodisiac effect.

Epena (Leguminosae) Tropics, South America - strong psychodelic, used in shamanism, use snuff or smoke made from seeds, not effective orally. Contains DMT. Used by shamans to contact their personal spirit guardians, men often use this drug to incease sexual vigor.

Ephedra (Ephedra sinensis) worldwide- stimulates CNS, ritual drink, tea is aphrodisiac. Also prescribed for any respiratory problems, antiallergic.

Fly agaric (Amanitaceae) - a mashroom, stimulant, psychodelic, inebriant (in shamanism), dried caps eaten or smoked. Used by shamans of both hemispheres for healing transes and the gift of prophecy.

Fo-ti-teng, or gotu kola ( Hydrocotyle asiatica minor) Asia - invigirator, tonic, all plant eaten or made into tea. Daily use of leaves or tea from dry leaves prolong life and fires the sexuality. Leaves and seeds have alkaloid (vitamin X) that stimulates adrenal glands.

Galangol (Kaempheria galanga) Southern China, Thailand, India - strong stimulant, rootstock ingested. It "aromatizes breath, promotes digestion and stimulates lust".

Garlic (Liliaseae) - tonic, reguvenator, used as spice, magic element to banish bad influence or vampires. Essential oils have antibiotic and cell-activating effect. Used as aphrodisiac since Egiptians, the Romans consecrated it to Ceres, the goddess of fertility and made love dring from pressed garlic juice and coriander. Can heal impotency brought by witchcraft spells. It is warming, aromatic, pleasant-tasting herbs that produce heat in the body and increase circulation in the lower abdominal and pelvic region measured to boost one’s appetites both physical and sexual. Increased blood flow to the pelvic region increases vaginal moisture, which heightens vaginal response and intensifies sexual pleasure.

Ginger (Zingber officinarum) South Asia - stimulant, rootstock eaten ormade into tea. Has hot qualities, brings fire into the body. According to Oriental science, 7 to 8 cloves a day will balance systemic yin and yang. However, you may find it difficult to get a date with the quality of breath this dosage can garner. Garlic enhances the nervous system’s ability to react to nitric oxide, an essential step in the erection process (of a penis and/or a clitoris). Garlic is well known to assist in preventing and helping cure several medical conditions that are often the cause of erectile dysfunction, including hypertension, heart disease, and atherosclerosis. Garlic is an effective agent for treating nervous problems such as headache.

Gingko (Ginkgo biloba) China, Japan - invigorator, seeds eaten. The plant is a last surviving representative from the Mesozoic period, 240 million yaers ago. Grilled seeds are very good aphrodosoac for men, they bring power in the lower abdomen.As a reliable peripheral vasodilator, Ginkgo is an excellent supportive agent to help remedy erectile dysfunction. It increases blood circulation and flow of oxygen to the brain, helping counter the negative effects of antidepressants (Prozac, fluoxetine, and so on) on sexual function. It has a direct effect on endothelial cells that enhance blood flow of both penile arteries and veins without any change in systemic blood pressure. Gingko supports sexual function by enhancing blood circulation while concurrently improving the nitric oxide pathways that is an essential step in the erection process.

Ginseng (Panax ginseng) East Asia- tonic, extract of the root ingested. Effective if used regularly.Both Chinese and American Ginseng promote energy, stamina, and endurance. Ginseng supplies ginsenosides, compounds that affect hormonal balance, and its overall chemistry supports strong sexual function by nourishing the kidneys. Chinese medicine contends that Ginseng’s potent ability to enhance sexual activity lies in its ability to nourish the kidneys, major players in the vital nurturing cycle of the body. Strong kidneys affect the other major organs of the body, which feed and nurture each other, ultimately supporting healthy sexual function. Ginseng enhances blood circulation by increasing blood levels of nitric oxide. This effect allows arterial walls to relax, allowing blood to flow freely when and where needed.
 

Gokshura (Tribulus terrestris)

A rejuvenating Ayurvedic herb, Gokshura is used to support proper function of the urinary tract and the prostate and is an excellent circulatory system tonic that can help build muscle and strength. This fruit contains a steroidal saponin shown to improve libido in men experiencing impotence. Men taking it have experienced an increase in sexual desire and fantasies and, most important, the feeling of sexual self-confidence. Some men experienced prolonged duration of intercourse before ejaculation, and most experienced improved erection and enhanced joy, pleasure, and satisfaction with their sexual experiences. This saponin also shows an ability to stimulate sperm production and increase the quality, motility, and survival time of sperm. Research indicates that Gokshura increases the endogenous production of luteinizing hormone; some researchers believe LH in turn stimulates endogenous testosterone, elevating sexual performance and desire in both men and women.

Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits and Vegetables: A Complete GuideGrapevine (Vitis vinifera) Mediterranean - inebriant, ingester as wine.

Guarana (Paullinia cupana) Amazon region - strong stimulant, seeds brewd in tea. Seeds called the "friuts of youth". Contains 5%caffeine, resins and essential oils.

Guayca wood (Guayacum sanctum) Central America - depurative, decoctions made from the wood, called wood of life. Faimous remedy against syphilis, improves erection and irritates lower abdomen.

Hemp (Cannabis sativa) - mild psychodelic, ensiteserotic sensations, female flowers smoked, resin ingested. It is one of the humanity's oldest cultivated plants. Marijuana and hashish just like wine, is the most used inebriants

Henbaneor devil's weed (Hyoscyamus niger) nightshade (Solanaseae) family, Eurasia, North Africa - has inebrating and aphrodisiac effect, poisonous. Herb of sun god Apollo and Hercules, a plant with connection to heaven and hell. A person able to ingest it can anter both of these regions. Was widely used among ancient Germanic and Slavic tribes. They was making mead- the drink of Gods-made of honey, with other added ingridients like poppy or opium, henbane and others. Egiptions brew beer with henbane seeds, and germans took the recipy. This beer was drunk to the honor of the god Aegir till souls joined the union with the gods. In 1516 rules of beer purity was applied by chirch and use of drugs like henbane was forbidden, instead they begin to brew beer with hops. Since it is poisonous it,s better to smoke the plant or use in ointmentsor throw henbane seeds into fire.the aphrodisiac effect is a result of muscle-relaxing and psychodelic effects of alkaloid scopolamine (40%)
 

Horny goat weed (Epimedium sagittatum, E. grandiflorum)

This Chinese herb, named “yin yang huo”, also translates as “licentious Goat Weed,” suggesting desired lusty effects. Traditionally, it has been used to increase libido and improve sexual performance by correcting erectile dysfunction and premature ejaculation. Horny Goat Weed elicits a moderate androgen-like effect on the testes and the prostate, increasing sperm production while stimulating the sensory nerves by which it indirectly increases sexual desire. It contains a notable flavonoid (icariin) that, like Viagra, Cialis, and Levitra, is a cGMP-specific PDE5 inhibitor, which translates to impressive erections.

Horseredish (Armoracia rusticana) - stimulant, root ingested. Root often looks exactly like an erect penis. Like other pungent spices it foments love. It popular for renewing strength after sexual exhaustion. The root is rich in vitamin C, potassium,Ca, Mg, Iron and enzumes, stimulate activity of stomach and intestines and has expectorant, diuretic and warming effect.

Horsetail (Equisetum myriochaetum) Central America- tonic, contains most Silica, stimulates immune system, infusion made out of fresh stalks gives grate erections.

Iboga (Tabernanthe iboga) W Africa- psychodelic, magical agent, inebriant, root chewd, root cortex swallowed. Sacramental plant in W African cults, one of the strongest Afican aphrodisiacs, good to combine with yohimbe bark. Contains indole alkaloids, ibogaine.

Irish Moss - helps to boost the production of semen in men. I think it's the zinc in it that does it.(a tip from my friend Chris)

Jangida (Withania somniferum, Solanaceae) South Asia- tonic,healing plant, vajikarana, root ingested, Vedic magical plant as Ginseng for Chinese. Love drinks made from root, contain steroidal sbstances, stimulating and antibiotic.

Justica (Justica pectorialis) Central America, West Andies - invigortor, Entire plant is dried, made into a poweder and is effective as aphrodosiac only as a snuff or smoked, especially with Marijuana.
 

Kapi Kacchu (Mucuna pruriens)

An Ayurvedic herb used to balance kidneys and nervous system, it is one of the premier rejuvenating herbs for men and women, having a highly esteemed reputation as a powerful aphrodisiac. It is used to enhance sexual potency and as a tonic herb to reverse the aging process. Kapi Kacchu seed also shows fertility promoting and spermatogenic effects in men, improving sperm count and motility. This powdered seed is reported to increase testosterone, and, due to its natural ability to generate L-dopa, it ultimately stimulates the production of human growth hormone (HGH), which acts as a prolactin inhibitor, in the pituitary gland. (Increased prolactin is said to be responsible for up to 70 percent of erection failure in males.) In a study involving fifty-six men, each was treated with Kapi Kacchu for merely four weeks. The results showed stronger erections, longer duration of coitus, and enhanced postcoital satisfaction. Crowds of joyful men and women lined up to participate in future testing.

Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits and Vegetables: A Complete GuideKava-kava (Piper methysticum) Polynesia- invigoratour, increases performance, ritual drink, extract made of root after frmentaition ingredients of the root change and have psychotropic and aphrodisiac qualities.Kava is not an aphrodisiac per se, but it’s certainly a mood elevator, stress reliever, and phyto body massage. Kava relaxes the mind and clarifies thought. It releases muscle tension, reducing anxiety, nervous tension, and stress. All in all, Kava can help create a mental and physical environment more tailored to romance.

Koribo (Tanaecium nocturnum) Central and South America, Carribean- psychodelic, magical agent, use decoction or cnuff made from the leaves. Root cortex is made into aphrodisiac tea.

Lakshmana (Calonyction muricatum) India - tonic, vajicarana, ingested. Vine, is also called Shiva tendril, considered a yoga plant and symbolizes Kundalini serpent, the active female energy, shakti, that links human with the divine. She is the lover of Shiva and when it awakens it has the desire to unite with him, sitting at the crown shacra. This desire is sexual, like any desire. The brew from lakshmana plant awakes the kundalini and is regarded the best vajikarana (aphrodisiacs). All parts of the plant contain 3.7% benehic acid, which has central stimulating, psychoactive and aphrodosiac qualities.

Licorice Glycyrrhiza glabra) Europe, Asia - tonic, ingested in tea or in poweder, use woody root. Espesially popular as aphrodisiac among women. Also is a remedy for coughs, stomach and intestinal problems. Contains sweetener glycyrrhinine, hormones, essential oil, tanins and flavones.

Ling-chih (Ganoderma lucidum) East Asia - tonic,rejuvenator, anticarcinogen, magical agent, dried mashroom eaten. In Japanise, called reishi, known as "mushroom of immortality", a symbol of long, healthy and sexually fullfilled life, has anticarcinogenic effects.
 

Long jack (Eurycoma longifolia)

This small tree, found throughout the jungles of Malaysia and Southeast Asia, goes by many names, but is commonly known as “tongkat ali” and Malaysian Ginseng. Natives consider every part of the tree as medicine; however, the extract known as Long Jack or Eurycoma longifolia Jack (ELJ) is taken from the roots. Long Jack has many healing properties, but in the United States, it is especially prized as an aphrodisiac and a libido booster with the ability to improve male potency and drive. Long Jack is believed to stimulate production of endogenous testosterone and to reduce the levels of bound and metabolically inactive testosterone. It is said to achieve this action through the leuteinizing-hormone pathway. Therefore, men who use this herb report increased feelings of well-being, increased sex drive, improved joint health, greater recovery from exercise, improved mental focus, and improved immune system function. Side effects are rare; however, some individuals, who probably took too much at once, report experiencing insomnia, restlessness, and impatience. It is probably best to take small amounts over a two- to-four-day period.

Lotus (Nelumbo nucifera) Asia - invigoratour, seeds eaten, roots made into flour. The flower is a symbol of cosmic vagina, the seeds a symbol of divine creation and the entire plant is a symbol of enlightment, spiritual development and eternal life. Mild, mostly ritual aphrodosiac, affecting subtle levels.

Lovage (Levisticum officinale) Eurasia - stimulant, ingested as spice. Fresh roots is used to prepare the love drink that softens the even most prudish women.

Magic mashroom (Stropharia cubensis) Worldwide- strong psychodelic, plant of prophecy, magical agent, fresh or dried shroomz eaten. In low doses works like excelent aphrodisiac. Contains psilocin and psilocybin, both psychodelically active.

Mandrake (Mandragora officinarum, Solanaceae) Europe, N Africa, Asia, Himalayas - strongly disinhibiting, stimulates the libido, magical root, poisonous, narcotic, withes plant. Fresh froots eaten, leaves smoked, roots ingested in wine. It is rare, closely associated with black magic, witchcraft, pagan rituals and is attributed with some evil. The root contains highly active tropane alkaloids which in proper dosage evoke intensly erotic effects. Overdoses lead to death via respiratory paralysis.

Matico (Piper angustifolium) Central and South America - stimulant, fruit and leaves chewed or brewd into aprodisiac tea. Leaves were used against syphilis. Matico pepper is used for aphrodisiac dishes specifically. Containd essential oils, resin, maticin.

Matwu (Cacalia cordifolia) Mexico, N America - psychodelic, magical agent, herbage ingested. Drink made of matwu trats infertility and sterility.
 

Maca (Lepidium meyenii, L. Peruvianum)

A hearty root vegetable grown high in the mountains of Peru, Maca is a nutritive tonic for men and women that optimizes physical stamina and endurance, sexual health, potency, and fertility and enhances sexual appetite by increasing libido. Couples native to the Peruvian mountains prize Maca’s fertility powers; men and women having difficulty conceiving eat Maca continually until conception occurs. Peruvian physicians and researchers claim it has a positive affect on ovarian function in women and erectile function in men. As a restorative tonic, it optimizes erectile function, increases quantity of semen and sperm motility in men, and stimulates ovarian, or Graafian, follicles, which release the ovum in female ovulation.

Morning glory (Ipomoea violacea) America- strong psychodelic, plant of prophecy, seeds ingested. Seeds were were considered the home of God and used in pre Columbian times for gynecological problems, divinatory and religious purposes. 2-4 seeds have direct affect on sexual drive, 5-6 heeded to achive psychodelic state and unlish psychic powers. Seeds contain lysergic acid derivatives that cause uterine contractions.

Muira puama (Liriosma ovata) S America - tonic,extract of bark and wood ingested or fresh parts of the plant chjewd for infertility and to increase pleasure. Boil the dry wood and bark for 40 min, however, alcohol extract is the most effective. Contans esters, resins, sitosterol.This Brazilian herb, known as “potency wood,” is used as an aphrodisiac by Brazilian natives; the root and bark are taken internally to enhance libido and increase circulation in both men and women. Muira puama is a nervous system tonic that enhances sexual libido and increases circulation, having a positive effect on the erectile tissues of both men and women. It is used to remedy sexual weakness, erectile dysfunction, and performance anxiety in men and diminished sexual desire in women. This herb is quite safe to use regularly.

Mustard (Brassica nigra) - stimulant, irritant, ground seeds and plant promote virility, therefore monks were forbidden to eat mastard.

Niando (Euphorbiaceae) Africa - strongly increases erotocosm, magical and religious perposes, use decoction made from bark: addroot cortex to palm wine. Contains alkaloid yohimbineand increase erotic activities.

Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits and Vegetables: A Complete GuideNutmeg (Myristica fragrans) Asia, Africa - strong stimulant, inebriant, used in love magic. Ingest seeds (nuts), mace or oil. Main component is myristicin, the base of "love drug" MDA or ecstasy.

Nux vomica (Strychnos nux-vomica) - invigirator, increase performance, poison, pulverized seeds ingested.Very potent aphrodosiac, especially mixed with opium, thorn apple or hemp.Contains alkaloidsand glycosides, including notorious strychnine, which in small doses is an effective aphrodisiac, medium-psychodelic and in high doses (60-90mg) is a deadly poison. Strychnos ignatii has similar effect.

Ololiugui (Turbina corymbosa) America- strong psychodelic, plant of prophecy, seeds ingested to establish contact with gods, spirits, ancestors, past and future, during shamanic healing sessions, for prophecy, and to heal many diseases,especially femaile disorders, in form of vaginal and anal enemas. Ingest few seeds as aphrodosiac. Contain ergot alkaloids

Orchis- invigoratour, use flour made from root
 

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.

Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits and Vegetables: A Complete GuideRosemary (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.
 

Shilajit

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.

Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits and Vegetables: A Complete GuideScopolia (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.

Aphrodisiac Herbs, Fruits and Vegetables: A Complete GuideYarrow (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.
 

 

Dated 10 September 2013

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