Aphrodisiac herbs are naturally sourced substances that stimulate desire and pleasure in men and women. The ingredients in these plants help increase circulation, reduce the effects of stress, and relax the mind and body to improve sex performance. These substances are also useful for improving sexual well-being and are widely used in herbal medicine.

For thousands of years, humans have been diligently looking for can enhance sexual desire and improve sexual function foods and herbs, there are a variety of foods and effective components were regarded as “good food”, including carrots, asparagus, star anise, nutmeg and clove, arugula, basil, pepper, mustard, nettles, sweet pea, fennel, pistachios, even the snail, And that’s just part of it. Some ingredients worth mentioning include ginseng, maca, yohimbine, choline and vitamin B5. Today we introduce common “aphrodisiac” herbs.


Ginseng is a traditional Chinese medicinal herb, has along history of use for general body energy. Some studies have shown it to be effective in both men and women for turning up, as well as improving reproductive capacity. They increase blood flow and enhance energy and desire. Unlike other aphrodisiacs that are only available in capsules, it’s nicest prepared as tea.


Yohimbine is a white crystalline powder with a slightly bitter taste, derived from the dried bark of the African plant Corynante Yohimbe. Clinical go up, apply to be caused by function impotence because of neurasthenia commonly. But it is worth noting that dosage is a problem. Yohimbine has a local anesthetic effect similar to cocaine, and occasionally has symptoms such as palpitations, insomnia and vertigo. Yohimbine is similar to ergotrine and ergotamine (both of which have a-receptor blocking effects) and has the ability to reverse the hypertensive effects of epinephrine, which may cause changes in a patient’s blood pressure.

Fructus cnidii

Known as wild fennel, wild carrot seed, snake rice, snake chestnut, etc., Cnidium monnieri is the dried and ripe fruit of the Apiaceae plant Cnidium monnieri in the umbelliferous family. The main chemical components in fructus cnidii coumarin and volatile oil, and terpene, glycosides, sugar and other compounds, among them, the coumarin compounds is the main element of the play a cnidium monnieri pharmacological effects, have been isolated from cnidium monnieri identified 48 kinds of coumarin compounds, including 22 kinds of simple coumarin, 9 kinds of linear furan coumarin. Among them, the high content of curmarin compounds are Osthole, Imperatorin, Isopimpinellin, Xishhotoxin, Bergaptene and Isoimpera Torin). Modern pharmacological studies show that cnidium fruit has sex hormone-like effect, can improve male and female sex hormones, and can be used for the treatment of infertility.

Horny goat weed

Horny Goat Weed also known as Yin Yang Huo, herders found that sheep that ate the grass were much more capable of mating, hence the name. It is a popular herb that promotes circulation in the genitals. It contains phytoestrogens that increase libido and sperm production, is a Chinese herb that enhances sexual life, has been used for geomancy and is considered an aphrodisiac in ancient Chinese medicine.

Nux vomica

Strychnine is a carbazole alkaloid found in the seeds of strychnine, a family of plants. Strychnine is an organic compound found in the seeds of strychnine. It can selectively improve the excitatory function of spinal cord. The therapeutic dose (1MG) can improve the stress of spinal reflex, shorten the reflex time, and increase the tension of the skeletal muscle. The toxic dose (5MG) can make skeletal muscle spasm and convulsion at the same time, resulting in tonic convulsion. Clinical use of its nitrate – strychnine nitrate. To impotence is not selective action, often regard as general stimulant and wait with yu heng bin to use its to treat impotence mechanism may depend on exciting spinal cord section two influence erectile center. But strychfour has a very strong toxicity, the toxic amount (5mg) can make the skeletal muscle of the whole body spasm at the same time, the occurrence of tonic convulsion.


Ephedra Sinica Stapf, Ephedra Intermedia Schrenk et C. A. Mey. Dry grass stems of Ephedra equisetina Bge. Ephedra is used to treat hyposexual desire disorder and ejaculatory failure.


Maca has been planted in South America for over 3,000 years and has now been planted in South China for several yeas. The study showed that Maca extract improves male sexual function and promotes female healthy ovulation. By most accounts, Maca extract powder was increasing sexual drive and performance and is safe enough to take every day. The people ate them said it was impacting the psychology of sex, including patients’ ability to create effective sexual fantasies.

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