SEXUAL HEALTH & APHRODISIACS
Low Sex Drive
The second most common sexual dysfunction in men after premature ejaculation is low libido. Approximately 43 percent of women and 31 percent of men suffer sexual inadequacy for one reason or another. It is also very difficult for men and women to discuss such problems despite the help available from health professionals. What defines a low libido for an individual is subjective and depends upon many variables but definitely involves a loss of sex drive. Any medical problem or chronic physical condition can cause a reduction in one's sex drive. Similarly, insufficient amounts of the male sex hormone testosterone may cause low libido, though such a condition is unlikely to affect erectile function. Drugs can also decrease libido. Many, though not all, prescription antidepressants, tranquilizers and anti-hypertensive medications, can diminish sex drive.
Erectile Dysfunction and Impotency
The problem of erectile dis-functioning and impotence affects at least 30 percent of all adult males and 50 percent of all males over 40 years of age. Some 85 percent of the causes for ED are physical and are organic and due to an actual physical problem. In general, 40 percent of all 40-year olds, 50 percent of all 50-year olds, and 60 percent of all 60-year-olds have some form of ED. For years impotence was rarely mentioned or discussed. It was commonly believed to be due to psychological problems and treatment remained in the hands of the psychologists and psychiatrists. We know now that 80-90% of impotence is caused by physical problems, usually related to the blood supply of the penis - the arteries and veins which carry blood to and from the penis.
Role of Natural Aphrodisiacs
Aphrodisiacs! The word itself can send a tingle of anticipation down your spine. Throughout the ages almost every culture has used various `substances', usually herbal in origin, to put some zip into their love lives or in an attempt to cure the impotent.
Although synthetic sex enhancers like sidenafil (Viagra®), taladafil (Cialis®) and others gets all the headlines these days due to massive and expensive marketing campaigns by the pharmaceutical companies, there are natural treatments, that appear to be equally effective in restoring erectile ability, are probably far safer and certainly less expensive. Before a man goes down these synthetics enhancer’s road, it is strongly recommended that they give one of these natural options a serious try...
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Tribulus Terrestris is a potent medicinal herb with adaptogenic properties. Tribulus is a herb from Ayurveda that is mostly recommended for male health including virility and vitality. It is known to enhance androgen receptor density in the brain. Tribulus contains powerful steroid saponins which has been used traditionally to improve the libido. Studies performed in Europe concluded that supplementation with Tribulus Terrestris could increase free testosterone levels by 30% or more in just 5 days.
Tribulus increases athletic and sexual performance and activity in both men and women by supporting the body's hormonal feedback system, acting as a nutrient to the glands and stimulating hormone release.
It may increase power output in untrained subjects during resistance exercise and anaerobic running, but this observation is based on a small amount of research and more is needed. It may lead to small reductions in blood glucose, blood pressure, and LDL-cholesterol, while slightly increasing HDL-cholesterol. Additionally, it may modestly increase testosterone and sperm quality in infertile men.Ashwaganda (withania somnifera) is excellent for infertility, impotence, insomnia, nervous tension, rheumatism, coughs and stress. It is an Ayurvedic plant from India and is known as the "ginseng" of Ayurvedic medicine, the traditional medicine of India.
Ashwagandha is an "adaptogen", an herb that has anxiolytic effects and may help to reduce cortisol levels. Ashwagandha may also be able to reduce insomnia, fatigue, and the symptoms of depression. It is widely used in southern Asia as a male sexuality tonic. For women, it serves as an energy booster and to ease menopause symptoms.
Proven More Effective than Ginseng
Studies indicate that the herb reduces the negative effects of stress. It slows tumor growth, relieves anxiety and insomnia, reduces cholesterol and increases sexual performance. Alongside improvements in all seminal parameters, ashwagandha is able to increase seminal motility as well; both are thought to underlie pro-fertility effects.
Muira Puama has been used in Central and South America and in Europe for generations as a sexual aphrodisiac and passion intensifier. It is the second-most popular natural herbal aphrodisiac for enhanced sexual performance and sensitivity.
The effects of Muira Puama were first noted in 1930 by M. Penna in Notes Sobre Plantas Brasileires, a dissertation, in part, on the treatment of impotency. In 1933 D. Schwontkowski (Herbs of the Amazon) (1993) cites the popularity of Muira Puama for male stamina and for female frigidity, menstrual cramps and premenstrual syndrome (PMS).
A French experimenter treated patients with erectile dysfunction and low sexual libido with Muira Puama. After two weeks of daily dosages of Muira Puama, two-thirds showed an increase in sexual interest. One half of the male participants claimed that this herb improved their ability to achieve and maintain an erection.
Horny Goat Weed (Epimedium grandiflorum, Epimedium sagittatum) is an all-natural phyto-aphrodisiac with a long history as a sex-enhancer. Many cultures report that horny goat weed supports libido, erectile function, and helps to relieve menopausal discomfort.
Epimedium contains a compound known as lcariin that allegedly helps to stimulate the nerves throughout the body, particularly in the genitals. Supposedly desire is also increased along with erectile function, and testosterone levels from an androgen-like influence on the testes, prostate and sexual muscles.
Maca (Lepidium meyenii) has been used by Peruvians for centuries as an energy and sex-enhancing botanical. Maca is reported to alleviate erectile problems, improve libido for men and women and to relieve menopause symptoms.
Today Maca is cultivated in the highlands of the Peruvian Andes. One local inhabitant of this Peruvian region says that those men and women who consume Maca as part of their daily diet are known to be fertile. Its fertility-enhancing effects are so popular that Maca is used by the locals as part of their daily diet, in food products, ingested in juice form, found in baked goods and used as a base for drinks.
Presumably men and women who use Maca often notice a difference in their energy and sexual performance within a short time. In men, Maca is used to remedy impotence, restore or increase libido, and serves as an aphrodisiac. Maca also enhances female libido, helps promote sexual functioning, insures vaginal lubrication, and in general brings about all the benefits of healthy balanced hormone levels in the body. Maca may relieve menopausal discomfort.
Arginine (amino acid L-arginine) has been the focus of increasing interest since the early 1980s when its use was first popularized as a safe and effective way to increase the amount of growth hormone (GH) released from the pituitary gland.
Arginine has been heavily promoted as a health supplement capable of enhancing sexual function in men. Specifically, claims have been made that arginine supplementation may resolve erectile dysfunction, producing better erections in healthy men.
The study "Effects of Long-Term Oral Administration of L-Arginine on the Rat Erectile Response" performed by the Department of Surgery, Harbor-UCLA Medical Center, Torrance, California showed that arginine supplementation does cause better erections - in rats:
"Long-term oral administration of supra-physiologic doses of L-arginine improves the erectile response in the aging rat. We postulate that L-arginine in the penis may be a substrate-limiting factor for NOS activity and that L-arginine may up-regulate penile NOS activity but not its expression. The blockade of penile erection by electric field stimulation with N-omega-nitro-L-arginine methyl ester suggests that if ancillary corporal vasodilator mechanisms develop, a basal level of NO synthesis is still required for activation and relaxation of the corporeal smooth muscle. These data support the possible use of dietary supplements for treatment of erectile dysfunction."
Mucuna Pruriens contains naturally occurring L-dopa a known libido-booster. It has been used by men with erectile problems, men and women with low libido, and for women undergoing menopause.
Mucuna pruriens is reported in Plants of the Gods (Hofmann & Shultes) to contain tryptamine alkaloids, specifically 5MeoDMT, dimethyltryptamine and related alkaloids, in all parts of the plant. Also reported to contain L-dopa in seeds, a dopamine precursor utilized in treating Parkinson's disease.
The seeds are considered astringent, aphrodisiac, tonic, nervine and nutritive. They are given in powder or in decoction in cases of leukorrhea, spermatorrhea and menstrual disorders
Oat Straw (Avena Sativa or Wild Oat) throughout the ages avena sativa (wild oats) has been used as a natural aphrodisiac and strength enhancer by men and women. Avena sativa is an extract from wild oats straw, and a rather recent entry to the field of aphrodisiacs. While oats have a long reputation of being the most energizing grain, the alleged sexual effects have not commonly been recognized in previous centuries.
Avena sativa is said to free up bound testosterone in both men an women. Medicinal action and uses are primarily as a stimulant and antispasmodic. The pericarp of Oats contains an amorphous alkaloid which acts as a stimulant of the motor ganglia, increasing the excitability of the muscles, and in horses causes excitement.
Korean Ginseng, or Panax Ginseng, is a brown, gnarled root about the size of a little finger that resembles the shape of the human body; therefore, it is sometimes referred to as a "manroot" or "root of man. Korean Ginseng is used in China as a preventative tonic to stimulate the entire body to overcome stress, fatigue and weakness. It helps the body to adapt to stress and to regenerate and rebuild the sexual centers.
Korean Ginseng contains 29 differen ginsenosides. Panaxans help to lower blood sugar, polysaccharides work to enhance the immune system and its antioxidant properties are immune-stimulating to protect the body from illness, disease and stress. Korena Ginseng helps to stimulate production of immune cells called "killer T-cells" that destroy viruses and bacteria. It balances the release of stress hormones by supporting the organs that produce them (the hypothalamus and the pituitary and adrenal glands). Its sexual benefits work to improve erectile function and to increase testosterone and sperm count.
In Asian medicine, the herb is used as an aphrodisiac, and is considered a remedy for indigestion, heart problems, and urinary disturbances. In general, human studies have mainly found increased "quality of life" among those taking ginseng. This medicinal root has a street reputation as an ancient aphrodisiac. In the May 1995 issue of the journal British Pharmacology, a study concluded that substances in ginseng known as ginsenosides may work in a similar way to Viagra®. One Chinese Herb company uses ginseng in pills to treat premature ejaculation.
Royal Jelly is known as a rejuvenator and contains no less than 22 amino acids, 27 minerals, biotin, natural enzymes, coenzymes and hormones. It contains a mixture of protein, lipids and carbohydrates in addition to several vitamins including B5 & other B vitamins and, potassium, magnesium, calcium, zinc, iron, and manganese. This natural ingredient with high nutritional value is supportive to a balanced metabolic situation and helpful in reactivating the process of physical strength. Royal Jelly may help slow the aging process, restore vitality & sexual potency, natural antidepressant, weight control, and cholesterol reduction. It may also be used for menopause, infertility, chronic fatigue, weak immune systems, viral & bacterial infections, endocrine system disorders, hormonal imbalances, bladder infections, anemia, cancer, arthritis, diabetes, athletic endurance, malnutrition and mental exhaustion with added Bee Pollen.
Bee Pollen is a popular natural source of Vitamin A, C, D, E and B complex.It contains 16 vitamins, many natural hormones, carbohydrates, 22 amino acids, 27 mineral salts, 11 enzymes and coenzymes, polyunsaturated fatty acids and more. This is one of the very few vegetable sources rich in vitamin B12. Bee Pollen is high in protein and aspartic acid, an amino acid that promotes simulation of glands. A diet rich in minerals is essential to the propper functioning of the body’s glandular system. It is good for the skin, prevents dehydration, helps build immunity, helps increase blood supply to stimulate cell growth, and has been linked to increased energy levels. It also contains the bioflavonoid Rutin that increases capillary strength. Bee Pollen may be beneficial for metabolism, digestion, acne, age spots, wrinkles, workout recovery, male and female reproductive systems and libido, immune response, depression, allergies, constipation colitis, anemia, circulatory disorders and hair loss.
Wheat Germ Oil is a rich source of naturally occurring vitamin E, improves the power of performance by boosting anti oxidant power of tissues. It helps lower blood fat contents and prevents hardening of the arteries. It contains vitamin E, octacosanol, linoleic and linolenic essential fatty acids which may be beneficial by increasing endurance, lowering cholesterol levels, oxygenating tissues, reducing high altitude stress and assisting with muscular dystrophies and other neuromuscular disorders..
Damiana is well known in southwestern cultures as a sexuality tonic, and is recommended by many top herbalists. It stimulates the intestinal tract and brings oxygen to the genital area. It also increases energy levels which does a lot to restore libido and desire. In women, Damiana often restores the ability to achieve orgasm. Damiana is used primarily as an energy tonic and an aphrodisiac for both men and women. Damiana can quickly stimulate the genital area by enriching the oxygen supply. Longer term use can improve sexual fitness and performance. Damiana extracts have been shown, in the test tube, to weakly bind to progesterone receptors. This is key for breast enlargement. Almost all cultural traditions in the world have favorite herbs that have the reputation of increasing libido and of reversing impotence. For one of them, Damiana, such a reputation was even carried into its botanical name, Turnera aphrodisiaca. Damiana is an excellent strengthening remedy for the nervous system. It has an ancient reputation as an aphrodisiac. While this may or may not be true, it has a definite tonic action on the central nervous and the hormonal system creating the environment for breast enlargement.