c. 2012 Susun S Weed (Expert)
Author: Down There: Sexual & Reproductive Health the Wise Woman Way
Aphrodisiacs? Really? Are there herbs and supplements that can improve sexual functioning and sensual pleasure? Yes, indeed, there are, and they are generally safe to use, easy to find, quick to work, and simple to understand. And the same aphrodisiacs work for both men and women. Share!
In my next few articles, I’ll talk about some sexy herbs – like damiana, fenugreek, ginkgo, ginseng, ginger, marijuana, oatstraw, potency wood, schizandra, tribulus, and yohimbe. You will be able to use them immediately to enhance your intimate experiences. So let’s get started checking out some very sexy herbs
Herbs can really hit the spot, the “G” spot, the gee! spot. Here are three gees to get you going: ginkgo, ginger, and ginseng.
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Ginkgo tincture is the friend of old(er) lovers. Ginkgo increases blood flow to the erectile tissues. It stokes the fires of desire. It relaxes blood vessels and increases nerve sensation, heightening response in both men and women. Regular use of ginkgo tincture improves lubrication and desire in post-menopausal women, and reduces (by half) the risk of ovarian cancer. If there isn’t enough blood in a man’s body for both his penis and his brain to function at the same time, an herb that improves blood flow to the brain surely can counter erectile difficulties. Between 50–78 percent of men using 60–240mg of standardized ginkgo daily for at least six weeks regain the ability to have regular erections. Ginkgo leaf tincture is especially effective when fat deposits or diabetes restrict blood flow, and in men whose blood flow is not improved by papaverine injections, or where potency is diminished by antidepressants. It is considered safe to take 1-2 dropperfuls of ginkgo tincture, once or twice a day, for as long as 18 months. Caution: Avoid ginkgo before surgery and if taking blood-thinning drugs.
Ginseng tincture aids those who are stressed out and overworked. Doses of 10-30 drops of tincture of the root lower stress hormones and counter hormonal disturbances in both men and women. Ginseng is well known to improve sexual potency and enhance libido. Like ginkgo, it increases engorgement of the erectile tissues. Russian studies find it effective about 50 percent of the time. It is considered safe to take ginseng daily for many years if you can afford it. Caution: Avoid ginseng in capsules before surgery.
Ginger stirs things up down there. It’s so easy to find and use, too. We can snack on crystallized ginger, add ginger to our food, or make ginger tea. Ginger brings blood and heat to the belly and genitals. It aids sexual functioning right away, while regular use can cure erectile dysfunction by removing atherosclerotic plaque from penile blood vessels and increasing penile circulation.
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Coming up, cunning commentary and penetrating penile insights into more sexy herbs. Come and get it!