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(Preparations with plants to increase sexual desire)

The primary role of herbal medicine to treat lack of sexual desire be to use those plants whose purpose will result in:

- Plants with aphrodisiac properties.

- Helping to overcome emotional problems, reassuring the couple.

- Plants that make sex more enjoyable



Internal Use


Fenugreek : (Trigonella foenum - graecum) It increases estrogen production which is particularly useful in menopause. (Decoction half teaspoon of seeds in 1 liter of water. Drink a glass at night)

Fennel: (Foeniculun vulgare) (10 gr. Decoction of the root. Take 3 cups a day) (Maceration of the plant in wine for 15 days. A cup before bedtime)

Maca (Lepidium meyenii) Modern studies and the tradition of its use confirm the remarkable qualities of maca for fertility and aphrodisiac for both, men and women (1.5 g. maca daily, divided into 3 doses of 0.5 g., during a period of 30 days)

Parsley (Petroselinum crispum (Miller) A. W. Hill ) It increases estrogen production which is particularly useful in menopause. (Soak for 45 minutes a couple of glasses of parsley in a quart of boiling water. Turn off heat and let stand one hour. Drink a glass before intercourse) For contraindications, see the complete information about this plant.

Oats ( Avena sativa) It has very powerful energy which makes it suitable for the treatment of a lack of libido in people who work hard, who are tired at night and have little appetite for making love, or who tire easily during sex. (Boil in a saucepan a cup of hot water with 3 tablespoons of oatmeal. When ready, add 1 tablespoon of honey and a pinch of cinnamon. Perform once or twice daily in the morning and evening) This same preparation can be made using barley instead of oats.

Guarana: (Paullina cupana)The stimulant effects of caffeine are manifested both neurologically and sexually, so, guarana plant has been being used as an aphrodisiac to increase libido or lack of sexual appetite.

Leek ( Allium ampeloprasum) is rich in manganese, which can help increasing sexual desire.

Summer savory (Satureja hortensis) Infusion of a handful of leaves per cup of water. One cup in the evening. (Sprinkle the meat with savory powder) (Decoction of three tablespoons of seeds in one liter of water. Allow to cool and have massages in the lower back)

Common Hogweed ( Heracleum sphondylium) (Root maceration in alcohol for ten days. 20 drops per day divided into 3 doses for a month and a half, rest for four days every three weeks.) (Dangerous during pregnancy or breastfeeding).

Cola nut : ( Cola nitida) it contains stimulants such as caffeine alkaloids. (Infusion of a spoonful of dry powder per liter of water. Take three small glasses a day.(Do not prolong treatment beyond six weeks. Avoid use with heart problems or hypertension )

Damiana (Turnera diffusa var. aphrodisiaca) (Decoction leaves for 5 minutes in 1 liter of water. Take three cups a day for 7 days). (Avoid use during pregnancy, nervousness, heart or stomachproblems)

Anise: (Pimpinella anisum) (An evening glass of the infusion of one teaspoon of crushed seeds in a liter of water) (Do not exceed the dose or take for too long, it may cause side effects)

Round-Leaved Mint ( Mentha rotundifolia ) (Infusion of a spoonful of dried flowering tops per cup of water. Take three glasses a day before meal for 1 month)

Cinnamon: (Cinnamomum zeylanicum) Cinnamon is considered one of the best aphrodisiacs, which can stimulate sexual desire and increase libido. Cinnamon is recommended in case of erection problems caused by too much sex. (Infusion of half teaspoon of cinnamon crushed a glass of water. Take two glasses a day, after breakfast and after dinner. Perform this treatment for 15 days, three days rest, and follow with 15 days.) See other aphrodisiac preparations in the general study of this plant.

Cloves: (Eugenia Caryophyllata) It is a remedy widely used especially in Oriental countries to stimulate the libido, especially for women who have lost sexual desire due to reasons nervous or eating disorders. Another use is considered desirable in men when there are problems of erection or premature ejaculation.

Cloves are used in combination with other aphrodisiac plants such as ginger and cinnamon. Among the many mixed preparations made with this plant we can mention the following maceration with cinnamon, ginger and cloves: In a liter of sherry, put a couple of tablespoons of fresh ginger, two tablespoons of cloves and a spoonful of cinnamon branch. Let it macerete for 15 days. Once done, drain and put the liquid in a bottle. Drink a small glass every day before brakfast; do it 60 times, taking a 30-day break in the middle of the treatment.

Nutmeg (Myristica fragans) Nutmeg is considered in some regions of Latin America as a powerful aphrodisiac. It is used primarily to increase the sexual desire of women, especially as they geto older and whenthey are affected by the negative symptoms of menopause or when the lack of sexual desire has a psychological origin. Although it can also be used formen, it is believed that its effects are most pronounced in women. (Take nutmeg powder with a little honey before bedtime. Maintain treatment for 20 days. To return to resume, stopping for 7 days) (Mix a pinch of nutmeg with a pinch of cinnamon and diluted in a glass of water. Drink a glass of morning and evening for 15 days. Stop taking it for 3 days before restarting therapy) (Plant with proven toxicity. See full study)

Panax Ginseng (Panax ginseng) Used as a traditional remedy to increase sperm production capacity, facilitating the erection male. It also appears that increases female libido (Tomar prepared tablets or tonics with this component.) Given the many contraindications for this plant, especially if you have heart problems, high blood pressure or stomach problems during pregnancy, consult a specialist. It appears that its impact is most noticeable in combination with a derivative of yohimbine (Pausinystalia yohimbe), a plant that increases blood flow to the penis and the clitoris. (Because of its many contra consult your doctor before taking this component)

Dong Quai (Angelica sinensis)

Vainilla: (Vanilla planifolia ) (maceration for 25 days, 8 dry pods in one liter of alcoholic beverage. Take 15 drops a day spread over three daily doses) (Avoid use during pregnancy, nervousness, heart or stomach problems)

Sarsaparrilla (Smilax officinalis) and liquorice (Glycyrrhyza glabra): Both plants have been used traditionally to increase sexual desire. Natives use it to increase libido, especially in people with obesity. Make a decoction mixed with currant and licorice for a treatment that will be held for a month. (Decoction for 10 minutes a mixture of two tablespoons of Licorice root and two tablespoons sarsaparilla root per liter of water. Drink a glass a day divided into two doses before two main meals. Do not take in case of hypertension)


External use


Wild yam: (Dioscorea villosa) Softens the vagina, allowing better penetration (Beat the pulp of the fruit, add a little Vaseline and spread in the vagina)

Summer savory (Satureja hortensis) Incrementa la líbido Increases the libido (decoction of three tablespoons of seeds in one liter of water. Allow to cool and have massages in the lower back)

Essential oils of stimulant plants: The use of essential oil for massages before sex helps to relieve tension and reduces stress, allowing greater communication between partners and increases sexual desire. Among others, we can use the following plants: roses, rose hips, peppermint, ylang-ylang, jasmine, sandalwood, orange blossom, lavender or clary sage.


More information about aphrodisiacs in the listing above.

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