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Natural Herbal Aphrodisiacs

Some natural herbal aphrodisiacs that have a positive effect in naturally increasing female libido and are potent natural herbal aphrodisiacs are listed here.

The natural herbal aphrodisiacs listed below can increase the pleasure of sex naturally and heighten sexual pleasure. They help by increasing the libido and are potent aphrodisiacs, which work on the physiological state of the body making it more active and energized.

The most popular herbal aphrodisiacs are:


Gingko for sexual function was first investigated after an older man who decided to take ginkgo to improve his memory. His sexual function improved so dramatically that it caught the attention of researchers. Subsequent investigation found that it has benefits for sexual dysfunction in both men and women and is now a popular sex booster and used by millions of men and women worldwide.

An open clinical trial of Ginkgo biloba extract with 63 patients was found to be effective in 84% of patients with antidepressant-related sexual dysfunction. In the study, all phases of the sexual response cycle improved, including desire, excitement, and orgasm.


Arginine is an amino acid, also referred to as L-arginine. It is one of the more popular supplements for sexual dysfunction. Arginine is needed by the body to make nitric oxide, a compound that works through cGMP to relax blood vessels and allow more blood to flow through arteries.

The increase in blood flow is critical in sex and this makes Arginine perhaps the most effective herbal Viagra.

One preliminary double-blind study found some evidence that a combination treatment including arginine could benefit women. In a four-week, double-blind study, 77 women with decreased libido were given either a combination product or placebo. Women taking the arginine product showed greater improvement such as increased reported sexual desire in 71% compared to 42% They also reported other improvements such as improved satisfaction with their sex lives, improved frequency of orgasms, and better clitoral sensation.


DHEA (dehydroepiandosterone) is a potent hormone produced naturally by the adrenal glands. It is converted in the body to both the female hormone estrogen and the male hormone testosterone. Levels of DHEA decline naturally with age.

Because older people with a natural decline in sex drive, several studies have examined whether supplemental DHEA can improve libido in these groups. Preliminary research suggests that it may well help improve sexual function in women.

Physician supervision is strongly advised when using DHEA. Side effects include acne and male pattern hair growth. Even a low dose of 25 mg per day can decrease levels of good cholesterol.


Chinese ginseng root (Panax ginseng) and the North American ginseng (Panax quinquefolius) may improve sexual dysfunction such as anorgasmia and decreased libido in patients taking antidepressants.

The active ingredients, ginsenosides, are believed to facilitate the release of nitric oxide in blood vessels which may increase blood flow to the clitoris resulting in heightened orgasm.

Ginseng is known to possess phytoestrogen activity and is believed to help the body adapt to stressful conditions.

Dong Quai

Dong quai or angelica, an aromatic herb that grows in China, Korea, and Japan and is used by herbalists as a treatment for a variety of gynecological complaints from regulating the menstrual cycle to treating menopausal symptoms.

It is considered the ultimate, woman's herb and is used by both men and women as a general blood tonic. Dong quai contains vitamins E, A and B12 and rich in tannins. Researchers have isolated at least six coumarin derivatives that exert antispasmodic and vasodilatory effects. The essential oil in dong quai contains Ligustilide, butylphthalide, Ferulic acid and various polysaccharides are also present. These elements can help reduce blood clotting and relax peripheral blood vessels.

Although not a specific libido enhancer its affect on the overall body can help women feel more healthy and more as a consequence increase libido

Summary and Caution

The female Libido is extremely complex and may result from medical and psychological conditions, but for women in good health all the above are believed to improve mood and desire. As with any herbs only use under the supervision of a experienced physician.


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