Men from the land of Kama Sutra also believed that consuming goats testicles boiled in milk increased sexual vigor.
Vajikarana is the Sanskrit equivalent to define an aphrodisiac as any substance which restores and increases sexual power. This is based on pure science.
Spices are very potent aphrodisiacs due to aromatic oils and aromas present. Romans believed in cinnamon and pepper, the Chinese in ginger and Indians sought nutmeg, cloves, cardamom and ginger to boost sexual health.
- The white bark of the Arjuna tree is powdered and boiled with milk is an ayurvedic aphrodisiac.
- Ajwain or carom seeds and hydrophila seeds are popular.
- Honey with ginger and pepper makes a good stimulant.
- A glass of milk with crushed pepper and powdered almonds had at bed time is good incidentally this is traditionally given to a bridegroom on the wedding night.
- Ashwagandha, red sandalwood, cloves, rock salt and asparagus are all recommend by Indian Materia Medica for sexual vigor.
- Chocolate has 2 chemicals serotonin and phenylethylamine which act on the pleasure area of the brain to give a feeling happy and positive feeling.
- Garlic increases circulation, is a good vasodilator hence dilates the blood vessels to receive more blood.
- Bananas rich in potassium and B Vitamins help produce hormones, a rich source of dopamine.
- Ginger stimulates the circulatory system and has a heady scent.
- Ginseng increases nitric oxide levels.
- Safed Musli, a herb with white tubers and black seeds, is a safe stimulant also used in ayurveda for diabetes and arthritis.
- Chilli contains a chemical called capsaicin, which releases endorphins in the brain causing a high.
- Cardamom is considered a romantic spice; cardamom oil is used to treat low sexual response and impotence. High in cineole, it increases blood flow on application.
- When a person chews on a stalk of celery, it releases androstenone odor molecules. First in the mouth, and then in the nose and throat. The pheromones emit scent and signals which are attractive to the mate.
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