Top Men's Aphrodisiacs

Have a look at some of the botanicals nature has provided to assist men in the bedroom.

For thousands of years men have consumed herbs which assist their sex lives. Whether you want to increase arousal, enhance sensitivity, improve ‘performance’ or boost stamina, take a look at the carefully selected list below.

Some of the herbs can give you ‘the strength of a stallion’, some of them have names which clearly describe their benefits – Horny Goat Weed, for example. Say no more.

What herbalists have known for centuries about the amazing properties of herbs is now being confirmed by scientific studies, so rest assured the high-quality botanicals at Indigo Herbs have a good pedigree, backed-up by modern research – and they’re affordable too.

Naturally derived botanicals don’t always have the immediate effect of synthetic supplements which promise to make you a love god. Many are immediate, but some are cumulative in their effect and need to be taken over a period of time. Rather than taxing your liver with artificial chemicals, why not try something that works more naturally?

A healthy diet and lifestyle is important to support the use of herbs. After all, if you’re not getting enough sleep, exercise or top-grade nutrition, or not managing your stress levels, it’s unlikely you’re going to feel in the mood for love. Swapping bad habits for good ones to improve health is one of the most empowering things you can do – so look forward to reaping the benefits in the bedroom!

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Ashwagandha

(Withania somnifera)
Ashwagandha

Ashwagandha is a herb from the Ayurvedic system and is known for its adaptogenic qualities, this means that it strengthens the systems of the body against stress and modern living. Apart from being an all round tonic it is an aphrodisiac, known for its ability to balance the male and female sex hormones. These are the potent parts of our bio-chemistry that govern desire, libido, pleasure, and sexual performance. It is said to bring "the strength of the stallion" to a man, enhancing his sexual staying power and libido. If there is a depletion of energy, it is known for nourishing male energy and is used to treat impotence. It increases semen production, and improves the quality of sperm, therefore it is used to treat infertility in men. Also known as Indian Ginseng. 

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Strength
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Accumulative
 

Cordyceps

(Cordyceps sinensis)
Cordyceps Benefits

Cordyceps is also known as the Sexual Potentiator! It helps to enhance the erectile function in men by increasing libido and significantly increases the release of all-important testosterone. As we age, the production sex hormones decreases which can naturally lead to a decrease in libido. Thought to be the secret weapon behind the success of the Chinese Women's Athletic Team at the 1993 Olympics, you can use Cordyceps to give you an overall energy and stamina boost too.

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Accumulative
 

Ginkgo Biloba

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

Ginkgo is one of the most popular herbs in use today, originating in Asia. It is the oldest surviving tree on earth and it has been used traditionally to improve concentration and memory. It is also known to stimulate circulation and thin the blood. It should not be taken along side blood thinning medicine.

Ginkgo Biloba works as an Aphrodisiac as it increases blood and circulation all around the body, this can help men struggling with erectile dysfunction or can just be an extra kick.

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Strength
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Accumulative, Immediate
 

Gokshura

(Tribulus terrestris)
Tribulus

Gokshura is a well known aphrodisiac for men - it stimulates the secretion of leutinising hormone LH, which goes onto stimulate testosterone in the gonads. It is this production of free testosterone in the body that stimulates the sexual energy. Studies have shown it to increase sperm production as well as sexual activity. It is indicated to increase libido, strengthen erection and speed up sexual recovery rate.

Using Gokshura / Tribulus Terrestris over a period of time (even if it be short) can dramatically help in the bedroom, boosting testosterone and improving sex drive.

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Strength
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Accumulative
 

Horny Goat Weed

(Epimedium sagittatum)

The Chinese refer to the herb Horny goat weed as Yin yang huo, which means "licentious goat plant." The use of Epimedium as a medicinal herb dates back thousands of years. It is known as a warming herb that improves male fertility. Epimedium received its more common name, horny goat weed, when goats grazing on the herb were observed to have significantly increased sexual drive.

Horny Goat Weed is a poweful natural herbal Aphrodisiac; it is truly one of the most potent we sell at Indigo Herbs, when used regularly it can dramatically improve libido and sexual appetite.

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Strength
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Accumulative, Immediate
 

Muira Puama

(Ptychopetalum)
Muira Puama

Also known as potency wood, Muira Puama is renowned for both psychological and physical aspects of sexual function. The short term effects of Muira Puama include increasing blood flow to the pelvic area, aiding erections in men, with longer term use enhancing the production of testosterone. Muira Puama has been used successfully for impotency, erectile dysfunction, to stimulate libido and sexual desire.  It has no noted side effects though, as with many sexual stimulants, it can slightly raise blood pressure. Muira Puama has a long history of use in England, and is still listed in the British Herbal Pharmacopoeia, where it is recommended to treat impotence, amongst other things.

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Strength
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Accumulative, Immediate
 

Rhodiola Rosea

(Rhodiola rosea)

Rhodiola Rosea optimises the levels of serotonin and dopamine in your body, meaning reduced stress levels and fatigue as well as increased mental and physical performance.

In folk medicine it has a legendary history dating back thousands of years. We know, for example, that the ancient Greeks used Rhodiola rosea. In 77 A.D., the Greek physician Dioscorides documented the medical applications of the plant, which he then called rodia riza, in his classic medical text De Materia Medica.

As Rhodiola Rosea is a true performance enchancer which helps to release those all important happy chemicals in your brain. It can truly help you out in the bedroom, with a burst of serotonin and dopamine being that rush you might need to perform naturally better in the bedroom.

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Accumulative
 

Siberian Ginseng

(Eleutherococcus snticosus)
Siberian Ginseng

In China Siberian Ginseng has an ancient reputation as a love potion, probably due to its capacity to boost physical endurance, stamina and provide endless energy in the user. It helps the body adapt to an extreme environment and to fight stress in the form of exhaustion and physical overwhelm. As an aphrodisiac, its claims to fame include stronger sex drive, increased semen output and heightened fertility - all accomplished without decreasing energy levels! Siberian Ginseng stimulates the bodies natural stamina and physical prowess during love making.

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Strength
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Accumulative