Q. I see all of these herbal remedies saying they can boost my sex drive. Which ones really work?
Even though there is no magic herbal bullet, there is no harm in trying some or all. The biggest challenge with herbal supplements is they work for some people and not others – which can be an expensive proposition.
Ginseng was found to exhibit the most consistent results for sexual arousal because it was most effective in addressing general health.
Horny goat weed in low doses can improve blood flow to the pelvic region.
Ginkgo is known for relieving tension and anxiety, improving mental alertness, elevating moods and restoring energy, increasing blood flow to the genitals (especially for men).
Dong-quai has been used for over 5,000 years to treat women’s conditions such as loss of sexual desire, PMS, and menopause.
Yohimbe is the only herb listed in The Physicians Desk Reference Book as a natural aphrodisiac for both men and women. A Stanford University study showed subjects experienced a 90% increase in sexual desire in less than one hour.
Maca is very high in zinc and iodine, which is great for stimulating sex drive and regulating hormones.
Sex Ed Fact
In our never-ending search for better sex, humans have ingested such diverse items as elephant tusks, lion blood, bull testicles, rhino horn, ram penis, and pig genitals!
We’re not sure we’re THAT desperate!
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