Herbs & spices from your kitchen can perk up your sex life

A herbal delight!

Herbs & spices from your kitchen can perk up your sex life…

IT NOT just spices up your curries, but also punches up your sex life.

Researchers
have found that fenugreek or methi can increase the sex drive by a
quarter, according to a report in the Daily Mail. When libido levels of
60 healthy men aged between 25 and 52 who took an extract of the herb
were checked, it was found that their scores were much higher than those
who took dummy pills.

The
tests were carried out by the Centre for Integrative Clinical and
Molecular Medicine in Brisbane, Australia. Fenugreek seeds contain
compounds called saponins which are said to stimulate the production of
male sex hormones including testosterone.

The local grocery store
or even your household kitchen can prove to be the best apothecary for
shooting up the sexual drive, as supplying the right food to the brain
can turn you on. For example, the ubiquitous spices like black pepper, chilly pepper, cumin, fennel, flax seeds, and turmeric powder can work wonders for distraught couples. These and other herbs can stimulate the libido, perking up people’s sex lives.

Experts have since long suggested the use of Chinese herbs such as Ginseng
— a sexual stimulant — and native African Kola nuts — known to be great
energy boosters — among others. These herbal aphrodisiacs are most
sought after, as they are cheap, effective and have minimal side
effects.

Studies have also shown that a diet which includes soy
can raise the temperature in the bedroom as soy is beneficial to the
prostate — a very important male sex organ. A food rich in granola, oatmeal, cashews, walnuts, garlic and onion,
can lead to improved blood circulation, also boosting the male sex
drive. Even a diet rich in iron and zinc can prove helpful for those
having a tough night life.

Many experts say that an unhealthy supply of Vitamin E
can affect the sexual function as well. A diet rich in dopamine can
lead to greater results. Dopamine is a feel good chemical released by
the brain. It motivates people to pursue pleasure and have sex.

  • Also,
    fish, legumes, cottage cheese, red meat, milk, beetroots and peas if
    included in the diet, can increase the sexual stamina.

Ayurvedic experts have their own dose of suggestions. Tribulus, Sarsaparilla, Siberian Ginseng, Saw Palmetto are herbal plants which have a proven record of increasing the sex drive, according to them.

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