Next time you’re interested in refreshing the romance and heating things up in the bedroom why not skip the prescription pills and turn to one of these 8 natural libido boosters?
All of the fun, and none of the side effects!
8 strange aphrodisiacs to rekindle the romance
If things have cooled off in the bedroom lately natural aphrodisiacs can be a fun way to rekindle the romance. These eight off the beaten path libido boosters can help put your va-va-vavoom back into your bedroom.
1. Feel more amorous with artichokes:
The French, famous around the world for their gourmet cuisine and their amorous spirits, use the artichoke to inspire romance.
If you’ve ever sucked sensuously on artichoke leaves, you probably understand their aphrodisiac quality.
The French believe the most powerful part of the vegetable is the soft artichoke heart.
Try the following recipe the next time the mood strikes you:
- Place an artichoke in simmering water and cover with a lid to steam.
- While the vegetable cooks, melt 1/2 a stick of butter and mix it with 2 tbsp. Dijon mustard.
- When the artichoke is finished, dip the leaves in the dressing, and enjoy.
2. Getting jazzed with jasmine:
In India, the scent of jasmine is thought to act as a powerful aphrodisiac by arousing erotic notions.
Try massaging your body with oil of jasmine. Or better yet have your partner do it for you.
3. Try sesame & honey with YOUR honey:
In ancient Babylon, women cooked up a sesame seed and honey concoction to boost their husbands’ sexual vitality.
Sesame seeds and raw honey contain powerful stamina enhancing substances such as magnesium, calcium, potassium, bee pollen, and more.
These nutrients stimulate the adrenal gland, which makes the sex hormones. And this isn’t just true for men: Although the recipe was intended for Babylonian men, the women occasionally indulged in the tonic themselves.
4. Recharge with champagne & chives:
Chive syrup doesn’t sound very romantic, but this recipe is reputed to be a great female libido-booster.
|Sexy Chive Syrup|
|Chives are rich in the minerals needed to make sex hormones. And the other ingredient, champagne, isn’t a bad stress reducer!
• Finely mince chive leaves (the green part of the plant— reserve the white bulbs for use in other recipes).
• Place chives in a small saucepan and add champagne.
• Drink the resulting syrup un-strained.
5. Cozy up with clams:
The Japanese swear by clams for sexual vitality. But they don’t eat them right out of the shell. Instead they bake them at 400 degrees for two hours.
When the clams cool, they’re crushed into a powder. For a temporary performance boost, the Japanese take 1/2 teaspoon of the clam powder with water two hours before bedtime for up to one week.
6. Feel the love with lavender:
The delicate aroma of lavender was considered to be an aphrodisiac by Europeans during the Middle Ages.
Lavender has sedative properties and is good for calming anxiety and tension, which often inhibit the ability to become aroused.
A massage with lavender oil relaxes muscles, eases pain, and may just ignite passion.
To keep the sensuous thoughts going all day, make an alluring body powder by mixing equal parts of dried lavender and rose petals. Crush the blossoms finely then pour the mixture into a container and stir in an equal amount of cornstarch.
7. Keep the love alive with eggplant:
For centuries, Hindus have increased their sexual stamina with eggplant.
Try this tasty recipe:
|Spicy Curried Eggplant|
|Spice things up in the bedroom with this incredibly simple, but delicious, stamina-building snack.
• Cut the eggplant into slices.
• Cover both sides of each slice with butter and minced chives.
• Brown the slices in a frying pan.
• Serve with a spicy curry sauce.
8. Keep it sensual with chocolate:
Of course, no discussion of aphrodisiacs would be complete without a mention of chocolate.
Since its introduction to Europe in the early 16th century, chocolate has been regarded as one of the world’s most sensual foods.
The scientific community hasn’t been able to reach a conclusion about the effects of chocolate on the libido, but that’s no reason for you not to give it a try with your partner. After all, it does contain caffeine (a stimulant) and magnesium, which is necessary for optimum sexual function. Plus, it tastes good.
The possibility of better sex and a sweet treat all in one: What’s not to like?
Michele Cagan is the Editor of the Health Sciences Institute Members Alert, a monthly health newsletter with approximately 200,000 paid subscribers, dedicated to presenting natural and alternative cures. The Members Alert covers a wide range of diseases and conditions including depression, weight loss, insomnia, cancer, diabetes, arthritis, fibromyalgia, aging, Alzheimer’s disease, adrenal fatigue, and dozens more.
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