Natural Aphrodisiacs that Work - Effective herbal products and formulas for Men and Women, A honest review, and how prescription medications may not be needed

Are there male and female natural aphrodisiac products that really work? Is this concept a myth or reality?

The pursuit of herbal aphrodisiacs or natural sexual enhancing substances has been an age-old quest with all pseudo-science you could imagine, leading most scientists to dismiss the idea of an herbal or natural aphrodisiac as folklore. There is a general suspicion in the modern Western mindset that natural aphrodisiac compounds purported to enhance sexual passion or interest are barely -- if at all -- effective. Fortunately, research in this area is increasing and new evidence is beginning to confirm some of the observations made by many shamans who, for centuries and millenia, have used roots, barks, leaves, herbs, and plants of all sorts to enhance sexual experience. Some of the observations of these shamans is now being confirmed by double blind, placebo-controlled studies. For instance, a study published in 2009 showed the herb maca was able to reverse SSRI induced sexual dysfunction. SSRI drugs such as Prozac and Paxil reduce sexual pleasure since they increase serotonin levels.
   Most Westerners would be surprised to find out that there are dozens of natural herbal and natural aphrodisiacs that enhance sexual drive and pleasure in both men and women, along with enhancing erections and providing more satisfying orgasms and climaxes. Some of these herbs are quite powerful. We know because we am familiar with at several dozen of these substances. These natural male and female aphrodisiacs not only enhance libido, but they enhance most aspects of the human sexual response, particularly if they are used in combination. Aphrodisiac herbs, when used in combination, are just as good (actually, in our opinion, better) as Viagra or other drugs in helping with erectile function and boosting sexual stamina, libido, and performance. Some may take a little longer to work
-- for instance tongkat ali, horny goat weed, tribulus, maca, and mucuna pruriens sometimes take several days for the best results --  but when they actually start working, you will be amazed! Some combinations of herbs can start working within hours!!

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Erectile function, orgasms and climaxes
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The potent herbal aphrodisiac extracts in Passion Rx include ashwagandha, catuaba, cnidium, herba cistanches, horny goat weed, maca, muira puama, passion flower, rhodiola, tongkat ali, tribulus and yohimbe. A version of Passion Rx without yohimbe is also available.

Definition of aphrodisiac
In Greek mythology, an aphrodisiac was a festival, which was celebrated where Aphrodite (the Greek goddess of love and beauty) was worshipped through sexual intercourse with her priestesses. In Roman mythology, Aphrodite was called Venus and Cupid was her messenger. Throughout time, however, the definition of aphrodisiac has come to describe any food, drug, potion, or other substance that arouses sexual desire.

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Herbal Aphrodisiacs
There are quite a number of herbs and nutrients that are excellent aphrodisiacs.
As medical science has given us a greater understanding of human sexuality and our own chemical processes that put us in the mood, research has uncovered how some well-known and not so well-known male and female aphrodisiacs actually work with our body chemistry to lead to arousal and excitement. Various substances of animal and plant origin have now been identified, allowing for testing and scientific understanding of their chemical composition and mechanisms of action. Many scientists casually dismiss the possibility that herbal aphrodisiacs are possible. How little do they know!

Is there such a thing as an aphrodisiac food or an aphrodisiac recipe?
To our knowledge, no particular food enhances sexuality or can be considered a true aphrodisiac if the expectation is that results would be noticed within a brief period of time, such as an hour or two. It is possible, though, that certain foods, such as fish or seafood, could be considered to have aphrodisiac qualities in the long run since fish provides long-chained fatty acids such as DHA and EPA found in fish oils. These fish oils could improve blood flow to the genital region and also have beneficial effects on seminal fluid and sperm. A diet with healthy foods could certainly be considered to have aphrodisiac potential since in the long run those who are physically and mentally healthy are more likely to have optimal sexual function. They are likely to have excellent blood flow to the genital organs, and optimal hormone balance.

Q. Is there an aphrodisiac wine?
   A. We are not aware of an aphrodisiac wine. Alcohol may loosen up people and can put some people in the mood for sex, but alcohol numbs sensation and makes it more difficult for a man to maintain an erection.

Q. Is olive oil an aphrodisiac?
   A. We have seen no evidence that olive oil has aphrodisiac properties.

Q. Are there any nuts or seeds that are considered aphrodisiacs? What about an aphrodisiac fruit?
   A. There may be. We are not aware of any nuts or seeds, when ingested, lead to an aphrodisiac effect within an hour or two. But, we will keep searching for such a seed or nut. We have not come across an aphrodisiac fruit that leads to a quick sexual enhancement.

Aphrodisiac food - What about spices as aphrodisiacs?
There appears to be some research supporting certain spices as male and female aphrodisiacs. One study in rodents found nutmeg and clove to have aphrodisiac properties.

Female aphrodisiacs versus male aphrodisiacs
Q. There are a number of herbs that are promoted to enhance sexuality and libido. Are there any herbs that are considered better as female aphrodisiacs than male aphrodisiacs?
   A. In our experience, we have found aphrodisiac herbs to be effective in both men and women.

Aphrodisiac herbs versus prescription impotence drugs
There are quite a number of natural aphrodisiac herbs that are quite effective in improving sexuality in both men and women. Even though many cultures for centuries have known about local aphrodisiac herbs that stimulate sexual passion, most doctors in the US have little clue on how potent some of these herbs or combinations can be. Natural aphrodisiac herbs work slower than drugs and that may be one reason. As Americans we like pills that give an immediate effect. We want to take an impotence drug like Viagra and get a quick response in an hour or two. Most aphrodisiac herbs take 2 or 3 days to begin to work and their effects improve over time, but there are some herbs or combinations that work quicker. Although Viagra and its cousins Cialis and Levitra work very well for erectile function, they have little effect on sensation or libido and they hardly work in women. Natural aphrodisiac herbs generally are not as potent and quick in terms of stimulating an erection, but with time they can be as good as the drugs. Most people prefer the overall sexual enhancement that comes from the herbs in terms of the whole package -- sensation, libido, intensity of orgasms, climaxes, lubrication, and erection. Herbs also have the advantage of causing fewer side effects.

Aphrodisiac foods - Is chocolate an aphrodisiac?
Chocolate has been touted as an aphrodisiac food in the popular press. The Aztecs brewed cocoa like coffee and used cocoa in ceremonies 3,000 years ago. Although studies show chocolate to contain phenylethylamine or PEA, to our knowledge eating chocolate does not have much of an immediate influence on sexuality. We don't consider chocolate to be an aphrodisiac, however we have met people who claim raw chocolate has a sexual enhancement effect for them. Perhaps the polyphenols in chocolate have a slow aphrodisiac quality that's not apparent on the first day of ingestion.
   We consider fish to be a natural aphrodisiac food since fish contains fish oils that help with blood vessel dilation and supply good fatty acids to sperm.

Aphrodisiac for woman
Most herbal aphrodisiacs work for a woman as well as a man, including muira puama, tongkat ali, maca, and horny goat weed. Mucuna pruriens and LJ100 are other herbal aphrodisiacs for a woman.

Potent aphrodisiacs
Q.  wanted to know what you consider the most potent aphrodisiacs are. Also would you consider catuaba and muira puama combined together one of the more stronger combinations. I am not interested in yohimbe, which I have read is one of the more potent aphrodisiac herbs. A little worried about the side effects of this one.
   A. There are several natural aphrodisiacs that are potent, including tribulus terrrestris, tongkat ali, catuaba, muira puama, horny goat weed, mucuna pruriens, and others. Each person has their own preference and while one natural aphrodisiac may work for one person, another individual may notice side effects and not find the herb helpful. Sometimes a combination of herbs can be more potent or effective than single herbs alone.

Natural aphrodisiac research
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Natural aphrodisiac herb - Saffron
The effect of saffron, Crocus sativus stigma, extract and its constituents, safranal and crocin on sexual behaviors in normal male rats.
Phytomedicine. 2007 Oct 23; Pharmacology and Toxicology Department, Pharmaceutical Research Center, Faculty of Pharmacy, Mashhad University of Medical Sciences, P.O. Box 1365-91775, Mashhad, IR Iran.
In this study, the aphrodisiac activities of saffron -- Crocus sativus stigma aqueous extract -- and its constituents, safranal and crocin, were evaluated in male rats. The aqueous extract, crocin, safranal, sildenafil and saline were administered intraperitoneally to male rats. Mounting frequency (MF), intromission frequency (IF), erection frequency (EF), mount latency (ML), intromission latency (IL) and ejaculation latency (EL) were the factors evaluated during the sexual behavior study. Crocin, at all doses, and the extract, especially at doses 160 and 320mg/kg body wt., increased MF, IF and EF behaviors and reduced EL, IL and ML parameters. Safranal did not show aphrodisiac effects. The present study reveals a natural aphrodisiac activity of saffron aqueous extract and its constituent crocin.

Natural aphrodisiac herb - Fadogia agrestis
Aphrodisiac potentials of the aqueous extract of Fadogia agrestis (Schweinf. Ex Hiern) stem in male albino rats.
Asian J Androl. 2005 Dec;7(4):399-404. Medicinal Plants Research Laboratory, Department of Biochemistry, University of Ilorin, PMB 1515, Ilorin, Nigeria.
The aqueous extract of Fadogia agrestis stem increased the blood testosterone concentrations and this may be the mechanism responsible for its aphrodisiac effects and various masculine behaviors. It may be used to modify impaired sexual functions in animals, especially those arising from low testosterone levels.

Herbal Aphrodisiac for Woman
Most herbal aphrodisiacs work for a woman as well as a man, including muira puama, tongkat ali, and horny goat weed. Mucuna pruriens and LJ100 are other herbal aphrodisiacs for a woman.

Natural aphrodisiac emails
Q. Is tongkat ali one of the female herbal aphrodisiacs ? Are there others?
   A. Yes, horny goat weed, muira puama, tongkat ali and many others are good and proven male and female herbal aphrodisiac plants.

Q. Do you consider Cialis and Viagra aphrodisiac drugs ?
   A. Levitra, Cialis and Viagra are partial aphrodisiac drugs. They are very effective in providing strong erections, but they have little effect on sexual desire or libido, and they don't enhance genital sensation.

Q. Is tongkat ali a female aphrodisiac ? Are there other strong aphrodisiac herbs in nature?
   A. Yes, we do believe horny goat weed, muira puama, tongkat ali, maca, tribulus terrestris, and many other herbs are good and proven female aphrodisiac plants and also male aphrodisiac herbs. Nature has provided us with many aphrodisiac herbs and plants, and there are countless sexual enhancing plants in nature that have not yet been discovered.

Q. What is the best aphrodisiac pill?
   A. Different people respond differently to aphrodisiac sex herbs, so it is difficult to pick the best aphrodisiac pill. We think herbal aphrodisiac formulas that combine several herbs are probably the best aphrodisiac option.

Q. Do you know of any Asian or Chinese aphrodisiac herbs?
   A. The Chinese have many aphrodisiac herbs including cnidium, horny goat weed, codonopsis, cistanches, etc. In Asia, particularly in India, Ayurvedic doctors use ashwagandha and mucuna pruriens for better sex.

Q. How strong is maca as a male or female aphrodisiac?
   A. Maca is a good aphrodisiac, but there are more potent herbal aphrodisiacs such as yohimbe and tongkat ali taht work in men and women.

Q. A friend of mine claims she has an aphrodisiac essential oil that she can rub on the body. She also sells  aphrodisiac aromatherapy products. Do they work? What about an aphrodisiac cologne?
   A. Perhaps there is such an aphrodisiac essential oil, we are not familiar with any. As to aphrodisiac aromatherapy products, again we are not familiar with them but it is possible that some people who are very sensitive to fragrances may find a slight benefit. A person who has a sensitive sense of smell could respond to a particular scent or perfume ad be aroused by the person who is wearing a fragrance that appeals to them. We are not aware of a powerful aphrodisiac perfume that works in the large majority of users.

Q. Is it true that aphrodisiac tea works to improve sexuality? What about a homemade aphrodisiac drink or liquid?
   A. Yes. Many herbs can be brewed as a tea and as such these could be considered aphrodisiac tea products. A homemade aphrodisiac drink can be made by adding certain powerful herbs to any kind of alcoholic or non alcoholic drink or liquid.

Q. What are the most common aphrodisiac herbs or products that are sold in stores?
   A. The most common aphrodisiacs are maca, tribulus terrestris, horny goat weed, damiana, and yohimbe.

Herbal Natural Aphrodisiacs and links. By clicking on each link provided, you can find out the latest research
Achyrocline satureioides herb grows in Brazil and Uruguay
Aframomum melegueta is a natural aphrodisiac from Africa
Alpinia calcarata is a natural aphrodisiac
Alysicarpus vaginalis does not have any clinical research thus far
Anamu herb is used in folk medicine in South America. In the Dominican Republic, anamu is added to a natural aphrodisiac drink called Mama Juana.
Aniba canelilla is an evergreen tree native to the Amazon rainforest. It has reddish bark and yellow flowers. Canelilla bark and leaves are often added to an aphrodisiac drink called Mama Juana.
Asparagus racemosus is commonly known as Shatavari in Ayurvedic medicine and has natural aphrodisiac benefits.
Avena sativa extract is a mild sexual enhancer and available in various extract potencies, including a four to 1 extract.
Baccharis trimera is a natural aphrodisiac from Argentina and Brazil
Bois Bande is a natural aphrodisiac from the Caribbean islands
Bulbine natalensis shows to be a good natural aphrodisiac based on a rodent study done in South Africa.
Butea monosperma herb is considered sacred both by Buddhists and Hindus.
Caesalpinia benthamiana is an African tropical plant whose roots are used in traditional medicine for erection enhancement.
Casimiroa edulis seeds have aphrodisiac properties. this plant grows in Asia and Central America.
Catuama is a mixture of Trichilia catigua, Paullinia cupana, Ptychopetalum olacoides, and Zinziber officinalis and it is popular in Brazil.
Chlorophytum borivilianum
is being promoted as a natural aphrodisiac herb and has historically been used as an aphrodisiac herb in India. This herb is also known by its Ayurvedic name of safed musli. Certain sexual enhancement products now include this herb in their formulas.
Citropsis articulata is a natural aphrodisiac from Uganda.
Crocus sativus stigma is also know as the spice saffron native to Southwest Asia.
Curculigo orchioides has been traditionally used as a natural aphrodisiac.
Fadogia agrestis is a natural aphrodisiac from Africa.
Ferula Hermonis is a popular herb that grows in Lebanon and Syria and has been used in the region as an aphrodisiac,
Lepidium meyenii is also known as maca herb. This radish like root grows in the high Andes in South America. There have been quite a number of human studies published with maca that show it to have sexual enhancing benefits without any significant side effects.
Massularia acuminata
is used as an herbal aphrodisiac in Africa
Microdesmis keayana roots improve sexual behavior of male rats
Montanoa tomentosa is a natural aphrodisiac from Mexico
Spilanthes acmella is promoted as a sexual enhancer. This herb is also known as akarkara.
Tacca integrifolia is a popular sexual enhancer in Southeast Asia.
Tongkat ali extract is a natural aphrodisiac from Indonesia and Malaysia
Tribulus alatus
appear to be an herbal aphrodisiac.
Tribulus terrestris extract is a natural aphrodisiac that is present on several continents, including Europe
Trichilia catigua is a natural aphrodisiac known in Brazil as Catuaba
Turnera aphrodisiaca is the botanical name for damiana plant that grows in Mexico and Central America
Turnera diffusa is another name for damiana plant
Yohimbe bark extract is a powerful aphrodisiac herb from Africa that works in men and women.

Q. What is the best herbal sex aphrodisiac pill?
   A. Different people respond differently to herbal aphrodisiac, so it is difficult to pick the best herbal aphrodisiac. Herbal aphrodisiac formulas that combine several herbs are probably the best option.

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