While you might’ve heard in passing that oysters are aphrodisiacs, there are also a ton of other less-exotic foods rumored to have aphrodisiac qualities that you probably eat every day (no offense to the daily oyster crowd).
It’s also important to note that not everyone will respond to aphrodisiac foods the same way. Marta Montenegro, a Miami-based nutrition fertility lifestyles specialist at IVFMD, explains that men might look for proteins and fats to boost alertness, while women turn to carbohydrates to calm nerves and relax.
Here, experts get real about some of the most popular rumored aphrodisiacs and some foods that might actually lessen your sex drive.
According to Jenni Skyler, PhD, LMFT, CST, an AASECT certified sex therapist, sexologist, and licensed marriage and family therapist for AdamEve.com, “Maca, the Incan root that is made into a popular tea, is also known as Peru’s ‘natural Viagra’ and is thought to increase energy, stamina, fertility, and libido.”
Montenegro notes that while the verdict isn’t in yet on scientific research for Maca, however, “the plant’s roots are rich in magnesium and fiber which are good for improving stamina and well-being.”
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Marta Montenegro explains that pumpkin is high in fiber and has potassium, “both good for stamina” as well as magnesium, which can help calm nerves and muscles.
Steve McGough, who has a doctorate in sexology and a BS in biochemistry, suggests that Champagne as an aphrodisiac has more to do with getting in the mood for a special occasion than for the actual science behind the bubbles. In fact, he adds, “Studies have shown that for women
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Lemongrass Is highly recommended for times when the emotions are embedded in misery and in need to overcome it. It’s strong anti-depressant properties can always be relied upon to improve your mood. This herb helps increase, clarify, and sweeten communication between people. It’s antiseptic freshness makes it ideal for helping you to overcome illness.
Lemongrass is ruled by Mercury and thus is helpful for developing magical skills. It is commonly used to increase the power of amulets, to purify divination tools and spiritual preparations like baths. It can be added to water to cleanse a sacred space. It is a good anointing oil for meditation as it clears the mind, opens psychic channels and aids concentration. Sprinkle Lemongrass Essential oil throughout the home, or use in aroma lamps scattered throughout the home, to repel any negativity from entering the home.
Lemongrass is a cheerful, light hearted oil that serves as a reminder to keep things in perspective and not take them too seriously. It can be used to get in touch with the inner child. As a stimulating aphrodisiac it can be included in love potions and philtres. It is said to have powers to encourage lust, protect one from infidelity and bring about honesty in a relationship. Flavoring your food with it enhances romance and sexual pleasure.
Burn or carry a sachet of lemongrass when you are looking to remove or get through obstacles in your life. Lemongrass is said to bring luck and ward off evil for those who are around it. With high spiritual vibrations and it’s cleansing properties, lemongrass has become an important
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