In our epoch of fast business life and constant lack of time for a good rest, relaxation and pleasure, a lot of people are not satisfied with their sexual health and performance. That is why recently, pubic interest in certain vitamins, stimulants, supplements or medications, which are recommended for improving sexual desire, has been increasingly growing. However, we should not forget that our Mother Nature has the keys to many problems, and herbal medicine can offer very effective solutions for all possible health related concerns.
Before we start talking about the herbal remedies which can be used to boost sexual desire and performance, it is necessary to look closer at possible causes of the most common problems related to our sexual life. Undoubtedly, such factors as our life-style and our diet play the key role in both our overall and sexual health. In addition to that, such issues as stresses and depression, our bad habits, our ailments and health concerns, possible hormonal changes and many other ones can also affect our sexual health. Specialists define several areas, including mental, chemical, hormonal, psychological, neural and other ones, through which our sexual health should be considered.
Ancient folk medicines of the world have a great deal of effective options to assist modern people in having greater sexual health, increase sexual drive and desire, enhance sexual potency and so on. There are many special herbal tonics, teas or “aphrodisiacs”, which were created and successfully used by ancient Oriental and Asian health practitioners in order to improve sexual desire and function, receive more of sexual pleasure, as well as in preventing sexual dysfunctions and frustrations.
Increasing your sexual energy is one of the first ways to boost your sexual performance, and such natural remedies as Ginkgo, Spirulina and Ginseng are known herbal energizers and stimulants. A great number of herbs like Chamomile, Peppermint, Willow bark, Damiana, Catnip, Guarana, as well as Hawthorn berries and Bayberry, can help you reduce stress and nervousness. Using Valerian, Lemon Balm and Sweet Flag (can be used as a part of aromatherapy while having bath) is a great way to relax and create a romantic atmosphere. For the baths you can also use Cinnamon, Aloe Vera, Eucalyptus, St. John’s Wort or even Parsley, and for aromatherapy it is the most effective to use the oils of Lavender, Jasmine, Basil, Vanilla or Cardamon
Now, there is a great deal of various natural supplements, pills or capsules available in our herbal or health food stores, which are claimed to enhance our sex life and performance. Those are, first of all, various teas, herb blends, herbal beverages and supplements. Some of them are designed for special needs of women, some are created for men, but some can be used by both ladies and gentlemen. For example, the products containing Ginkgo Biloba can help both men and women by improving blood circulation to men’s genitals, and balancing hormonal levels in women.
Finally, it is very important to remember that in order to maximize the effects of herbal therapy for improving your sexual life, it is essential to have positive and optimistic phsycological attitude toward this type of treatment. Having an open mind and believing in excellent therapeutic properties of the herbs you are about to use will substantially boost and fasten the effects of the procedures. If you opted for aromatherapy, take some time off your daily worries and troubles, find a calm and pleasant environiment together with your partner, set your mood, relax and let the essential oils help you in finding new ways of enjoying yourselves.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.