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
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
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
Arabian coffee (Coffea arabica) East Africa, Arabia Was a sacred beverage to
African sufis. For aphrodisiac results mix in cardamom and honey.
(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
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
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
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
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
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
(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
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
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
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.
(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
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
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
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
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
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.
(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
Lovage (Levisticum officinale) Eurasia - stimulant, ingested as spice.
Fresh roots is used to prepare the love drink that softens the even most prudish
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
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.
Nutmeg (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
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
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
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
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
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.
Dated 10 September 2013