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February 21, 2010
Arugula (Eruca sativa), which is also called rocket seed, rocket salad, rukola and rucketta, is famous for its powerful aphrodisiac qualities. Centuries ago, those were ancient Romans, who discovered such properties of this leafy green with rich and strong peppery taste. They used to mix green leaves of arugula with other natural aphrodisiacs and spices (like lavender, lettuce, dill and chicory) and add these mixtures to their special sauces or salads to increase potency.
The plant originates from the Mediterranean region and grows throughout the area from Lebanon to Morocco. It is very easy to grow arugula: it can be cultivated even in a small pot in front of your window giving you an opportunity to enjoy fresh leaves every day. In addition to its excellent love-inspiring properties and aphrodisiac powers, arugula is also considered one of the most useful and healthiest natural superfoods. It is very low in calories (20 g of arugula have only 5 cal) and can be a great source of dietary fiber, vitamins C, A, K and P, iron, potassium and other nutrients and minerals we all need. Experts say that one of the most significant health benefits of arugula is improve our blood quality.
Arugula is a very effective stimulant, it gives power and energy, and can stop cough. Vitamins P and K in this plant are reported to have positive effects on liver function. Arugula leaves and seeds are widely used in modern culinary, and potatoes with arugula is one of the most popular ways to consume this natural aphrodisiac. As a matter of fact, arugula can be added to any sort of meals and dishes. It is especially good with fish and red meat. Also, you can combine arugula with such spices as parsnips, pine nuts and pistachio for dressing your favorite vegetable salads and pasta. Enjoy aphrodisiac properties and health benefits of arugula year round!Author Info: Hi! My name is Carla and I am a 5th year medical student at HYMS. I am interested in alternative medicine and I have done months researching the topic of herbal medicine. Besides, I like interviewing people and learning more about their experiences with one or another type of herbal treatments. I am willing to contribute to this site with my knowledge, and I would be happy to help you out to the best of my ability with any specific questions or problems related to alternative medicine.