Top Women's Aphrodisiacs
Welcome. In this section we give information on botanicals and superfoods known to be beneficial as aphrodisiacs for women.
For thousands of years women have been using herbs, foods and potions said to fan the fire of love. Named after the Ancient Greek goddess of love, Aphrodite (Venus in Roman times), aphrodisiacs can help with a variety of sexual issues.
Whether you want to stimulate desire, enhance sensitivity, increase the depth of orgasm, or boost stamina, one or more of the herbs listed below could well prove to be your new Best Friend. There is even one whose name translates as ‘She who has a hundred husbands’ as it gives women boundless reserves of sexual energy! Some herbs yield results immediately, others are cumulative in their effect, so let Mother Nature work her magic in her own time.
Sometimes problems in the bedroom are not so much to do with a specific condition as a general lack of sexual vitality and wellbeing. Herbs can help this by balancing hormones which are out of whack due to a number of reasons including the menopause, or coming off the contraceptive pill.
For best results, back-up the herbs with a healthy diet and lifestyle, including the all-important stress management (stress dampens libido faster than pretty much anything).
Pure, potent and high-quality, the botanicals we have chosen can easily be incorporated into your daily life – or take them on an ‘as needed’ basis. Be your own ‘wise woman’ and see what suits you best.
Clavohuasca is a traditional South American medicine used as an aphrodisiac, for centuries in Brazil and Peru. Clavohuasca is known to stimulate libido and treat sexual dysfunction in men and women.
WOMEN Clavohuasca is a strong sexual stimulant and increases libido in pre-menopausal women. It is also a remedy for frigidity.
Damiana has an ancient, erotic reputation, particually amongst Mexican Indians. It is an Aphrodisiac and has earned its reputation as a male and female sexual stimulant. This is the Aphrodisiac to use when sexual disfunction has a strong emotional content.
WOMEN Damiana is also thought to be a good aphrodisiac for women. Again it is indicated where anxiety or depression may be involved in the inability to achieve orgasm, or the presentation of a low sex drive. Damiana is known to produce a mild, short lived euphoric state. Interestingly it is a good tonic for women when coming off the birth control pill, or facing the menopause as a sexual hormone rebalancer.
Ginkgo Biloba is one of the most well used herbal remedies today. It is known for its brain boosting qualities and as a tonic to seniors. However it is seen as an aphrodisiac because of its capacity to boost circulation and increase blood flow to all parts of the body.
WOMEN In women ginkgo also stimulates the blood flow and can increase arousal in woman vaginally, it can increase pleasure and depth of orgasm, all based upon this increase of blood flow to the capillaries.
Tribulus increases stamina, libido and sexual function for men and dramatically improves sexual performance and sensitivity for most women. It is an Ayurvedic herb and has been indicated for use in sexual health for many years.
WOMEN Tribulus has been found to alleviate symptoms of the menopause, such as hot flushes, depression and emotional instability. Regular use of Tribulus during the menopause can treat the loss of sexual interest at this time, 65% of women treated in one study reported increased sex drive after using this herb. Although testosterone is associated with men's health, free testosterone production in women also has a positive effect on libido and sexual desire.
Guarana is known for its stimulating action. It calms yet stimulates the nervous system, so it is energising yet relaxing. It is wonderful for giving the body a lift without the side effects of caffeine or alcohol, so it's a good choice for getting you in the mood for love. It is known for increasing physical endurance and stamina, so not a bad choice for keeping you in the mood for love also.
WOMEN Guarana stimulates movement of energy in the body, activates blood circulation and boosts libido in women.
Horny Goat weed is known for its testosterone building effect, so it stimulates sexual activity in men. It also alleviates fatigue and exhaustion and nurtures and restores the adrenals and kidneys. So it has an over all stress reducing, libido enhancing effect.
WOMEN In women it is known to increase sexual desire.
Maca is a great nourisher of the nervous system, and it helps the body adjust to the stress of modern living. As an aphrodisiac its strength is in bringing the hormones back into balance and heightening the libido. It blends with other aphrodisiacs to nurture and support on-going sexual health.
WOMEN Regulates and normalizes menstrual cycle, stimulates fertility in men and women. A natural alternative to HRT.
Saw Palmetto has been indicated for its use in men's sexual health. It is used for the prevention and treatment of prostate enlargement. Saw palmetto helps stabilise the natural process in men of the hormone testosterone decreasing after age 40. So in this way it supports male sex hormones and is a tonic for the reproductive system. It is known as "the old man's best friend". It is worth noting that it is not to be combined with anti-androgenic medication.
WOMEN Saw palmetto has also been indicated for women as an aphrodisiac, as a sexual stimulant and breast enhancer.
Shatavari is the Queen of Ayurvedic medicine, used for 1000s years as the supreme tonic for women. It is in this way that it works as an aphrodisiac for women, by bringing all the symptoms of women's sexual health, through all the changes of a women's life, into balance. It nourishes a women's sexual health, stimulating fertility, alleviating symptoms of menopause and regulating hormones that govern sexual health.
WOMEN Shatavari literally means 'the plant of one hundred roots' which has been cunningly transformed into 'she who has one hundred husbands' as it gives women boundless reserves!
Wild yam has been used for women's sexual health for a long time. It balances female sex hormones, so is useful for naturally enhancing the shape and texture of the breasts. It is known for treating PMS, and it is used as a natural alternative to HRT. As an aphrodisiac its main strengths are stimulating balance of sexual hormones and in this way promoting a healthy sexual desire. It is worth noting that it should not be taken by women with hormone-dependent conditions such as endometriosis, uterine fibroids, and cancers of the breast, ovaries, or uterus, due to its possible estrogenic effects. Men with prostate cancer should also avoid taking wild yam. Pregnant women should not take wild yam because it may stimulate the uterus to contract, possibly causing a miscarriage.
WOMEN Breast enhancer, hormone regulator, balanced sexual health, relief from dryness, promotes sexual desire.