Aphrodisiac Herbal Loose Teas

  Aphrodisiac Herbal Loose Teas

Here are some herbal teas known for their Aphrodisiac qualities. Explore with single herbal teas and be inspired by making herbal tea blends. The purpose of an Aphrodisiac tea is to stimulate the libido, nourish sexuality and inspire sensuality.

Make herbal loose tea your daily ritual.

 

Catuaba Bark

(Erythroxylum catuaba)
Catuaba Benefits

Aphrodisiac

Meaning “what gives strength to an Indian”, Catuaba bark is categorised as a stimulant and is renowned in South America as a powerful aphrodisiac. Catuaba contains 3 specific alkaloids believed to support libido, including “yohimbe”, which seems to be the most active compound that produces a stimulatory effect on the libido of both men and women. These alkaloids are thought to enhance sexual function by stimulating the nervous system.

Men

Research shows that Catuaba bark may enhance erectile strength by widening blood vessels, allowing more blood to flow to the penis.

Make tea with 1-2 teaspoons of the bark per cup of hot water, steep for 15 - 20 mins. Drink before sexual activity. Can be sweetened with a little honey or Agave syrup.mins. 

Tea benefits... Aphrodisiacs, Men
 

Damiana

(Turnera diffusa)
Damiana Benefits

Aphrodisiac

Damiana has an ancient, erotic reputation, particularly amongst Mexican Indians. A male and female sexual stimulant, this is the Aphrodisiac to use when sexual dysfunction is attached to strong emotions such as anxiety, stress and mild depression.

Men

For men, Damiana is especially indicated for alleviating problems of achieving and maintaining erections.

Blues/Peace and Wellbeing

One of the active constituents of this herb is thymol, and it is this compound that is responsible for Damiana’s life enhancing and stimulating effect on the mind and body.

Damiana Tea is brought to you all the way from South American rainforests. With an amazingly pungent aroma and unique taste, Damiana Tea is a great blending herb to go with other loose leaf teas.

1 - 2 teaspoons of bark in water. Set in pan over heat for 15 minutes to make a decoction.

Tea benefits... Aphrodisiacs, Blues, Men, Peace and Wellbeing
 

Ginkgo Biloba

(Ginkgo biloba, Salisburia adiantifolia, Salisburia macrophylla)
Ginkgo Biloba Benefits

Ginkgo Biloba Leaf Tea Has several positive effects that all stem from increased blood flow and circulation.

Aphrodisiac

Ginkgo Biloba is seen as an aphrodisiac because of its capacity to boost circulation and increase blood flow to the genitals.

Blues

Ginkgo Biloba is an excellent herb when taken for both the physical and emotional effects of depression and anxiety. Poor blood flow to the brain is linked with depression, anxiety, poor focus and low energy levels, and a condition known as "cerebrovascular insufficiency". Research indicates that Ginkgo Biloba can improve symptoms linked to cerebrovascular insufficiency, supporting healthy circulation to the brain thus reducing feelings of depression and anxiety.

Men

Ginkgo also lowers the stress hormone cortisol  and enhances the production of all-important testosterone, making this an excellent herb to use for performance related anxiety. By lowering sex related inhibitions and easing stress, Ginkgo Biloba can help to create the right mood for love. 

Memory

Ginkgo improves memory and concentration by allowing more blood to flow freely around the brain. 

Women

Ginkgo Biloba has been shown to be of great benefit to PMS in several clinical trials. It not only improves the psychological symptoms of pre-menstrual syndrome, it also helps to alleviate some physical issues.

Overall a very pleasant tea - works well with Sencha Green Tea. 1-2 teaspoons of Loose herb in one cup of hot water, steep for 10 - 15 minutes.

Tea benefits... Aphrodisiacs, Blues, Memory, Men, Women
 

Horny Goat Weed

(Epimedium sagittatum)
Horny Goat Weed Benefits

Horny Goat Weed has been used for centuries as an aid for both men and women to evoke amorous feelings.

Aphrodisiac

Behind its comical name, Horny Goat Weed stands as a time tested aphrodisiac that increases libido and improves erectile function in men. It increases blood circulation, thus improving blood flow to the genital area of women too, this herb is excellent for stimulating female libido and decreasing sexual dysfunction.

Men

Horny Goat Weed can also benefit men in the gym, increasing lean muscle mass, improving muscular “pump” and enhancing levels of stamina and endurance.

Women/Menopause

Several studies have found that the active constituents of Horny Goat Weed balance oestrogen and estradiol levels in women. This can alleviate many uncomfortable symptoms of menopause including low libido and vaginal dryness.

1-2 desertspoons of loose leaf herbs per cup of water. Steep for 15 minutes.
 

Tea benefits... Aphrodisiacs, Men, Menopause, Women

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