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Boost your Sex Life with Herbs

                          Anything that provokes Sexual interest or desire is an "Aphrodisiac". The word is derived from Aphrodite, the Greek Goddess of love and beauty. There is no doubt that many Herbs enhance Sexual desire but when it comes to Sex, herbs can do more than that. They not only set the mood but also increase Sexual desire, the drive and pleasure. Furthermore, Herbs also have the potential to better the health conditions that might otherwise inhibit Sex. These conditions include the "Male" problems of impotence, prostate problems and decline in sexual desire, the "Female" problems of menopause, premenstrual syndrome and chronic health problems such as arthritis or diabetes. Increasing Your Sexual Desire and Drive The word "libido" isn't used now as much as it was in the heydays of Freudian Psychology. But its definition still aptly describes "Sexual Drive." One dictionary puts it this way: "The psychic and emotional energy associated with bodily drives" The Sexual drive is perhaps the most fascinating of all the "bodily drives." True, its original purpose may have been to ensure the continuation of mankind. But the concept of procreation probably ranks much lower on most of our scales than a desire for plain, "old-fashioned" Sexual enjoyment. But if you don't have the urge - the libido or desire or drive - then you may not be having Sex as often as you would like. The Herbs described in this article can revive your Sexual desire and drive. Increasing Your Sexual Pleasure Setting the mood and desiring to have Sex are certainly the first two steps to enjoying Sex. But once the "game has begun," there are many ways to ensure maximum Sexual pleasure. Herbs can help, usually by initiating a change in your body's chemical balance, such as increasing your body's production of testosterone, the "male" hormones that function to create your body's Sexual response. Because of this chemical-changing role, most of these Herbs are more effective when taken consistently over a period of time. Herbs to Energize you If you feel fatigued or have lack of energy, it's no surprise that you may not get too excited about Sex. The best way to regain energy is to identify and alleviate whatever is making you feel so fatigued. These Herbs, named below, may also help restore your energy levels and restore your Sex life as well: astragalus, fo-ti, ginkgo, ginseng, and spirulina. Herbs to Reduce Stress It's almost impossible to avoid stress, but you can control your reactions to it. Uncontrolled stress is at the heart of many ills, including impotence and other Sex problems. Following Herbs can help: catnip, chamomile, damiana, dong quai, ginseng, gotu kola, guarana, kava and liquorice. Overcoming Addictions Often we assume that addictive substances make our Sex lives better - that's why we use them at times. But just the opposite is true. Alcohol, tobacco and street drugs all impair sexual ability. Herbs can help you deal with overcoming these addictions, allowing you to enjoy Sex more than before. Try the following: barley, cayenne, ginseng, lobelia and spirulina. Weight Loss Extra weight can inhibit your Sex life in many ways. It makes movement difficult. It contributes to health problems such as high blood pressure, diabetes and heart problems that impair Sexual function. Herbs can help you achieve weight loss. Take a look at these to see if they are appropriate for you: cayenne, cinnamon, lobelia, spirulina and wild yam. Aromatherapy Aromatherapy means using scent to evoke a response such as greater concentration, relaxation or even putting you in a Sexy mood. One aroma, scientifically proven to evoke feelings of Sexuality, is the odor of cinnamon buns' baking in the oven! The list of Herbs whose aromas can create desire for Sex is endless and subjective - experiment with scents that appeal to you and your partner. These will get you started: basil, cardamom, cinnamon, jasmine, lavender, patchouli, sandalwood and vanilla. Baths One of the best ways to start a romantic encounter is by sharing an Herbal bath. Place any combination of these herbs - dried or fresh - in a cheesecloth bag or tea infuser, letting the Herbs soak in warm water along with you. Or try Bath Oils containing any of these Herbs: aloe vera, basil, chamomile, cinnamon, comfrey, eucalyptus, hops, lavender, oats & parsley. Breath Fresheners Essential mood-setters are those delicious kisses that send shivers down the spine. One way to avoid a turn-off from halitosis is to freshen your breath with your own Herbal mouthwash. Take several ounces of fresh or dried Herbs from the given list, put them in a lidded jar and fill the jar with vodka. Steep for a few days, then get ready to sip it. Herbal breath fresheners include anise, basil, cardamom, cinnamon, clove, coriander, dill, eucalyptus, fennel, ginger, parsley, peppermint, rosemary, sage, spearmint and turmeric. For parsley, anise, fennel and the like, eat the greenery or suck on a few seeds to freshen your breath; or try Herbs in breath mints or chewing gum. The possibility of combinations of Herbs is almost endless - even mind-boggling at times. But by checking out many sources, reading and talking to people with Herbal knowledge, you are likely to find an Herbal blend that can best meet your goal for enhancing your Sex Life.




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