Cafe | May 16, 2018

Aphrodisiac

A herb used in Chinese medicine, Red Ginseng is popularly used in treating sexual problems in men and women, including low libido and sexual function. It may boost sex drive and erectile dysfunction in men and increase sexual arousal in women but more research into this has been demanded by certain groups. Studies have proven that they serve the ‘purpose’ but more research is underway. Click on the image for the recipe of this delicious smoothie.

In Ayurveda, Fenugreek is used as an anti-inflammatory medicine and also to boost the libido. Studies have proven that fenugreek has aphrodisiac properties for men and women but should be avoided by people undergoing blood-thinning medication. Click the image for a delicious recipe using fenugreek leaves.

Saffron is used as an alternative remedy for depression, stress reduction and improvement of mood. It is also known for its aphrodisiac properties. Studies show that people taking anti-depressants experienced the said properties. However, there have been mixed results from people not under antidepressant medication. Want the recipe of this yummy-looking dish? Click the picture right away!

Figs are high in amino acids, which boost sexual stamina and increase libido and hence they’re said to possess aphrodisiac properties. Click the picture for this delicious dish’s recipe.

Blood and oxygen flow to the genitals is increased due to the consumption of asparagus resulting in aphrodisiac properties. This is because of the high amount of vitamin E present in it. High levels of potassium also add to the properties as it is linked to sex hormone production. Want the recipe? Click the picture to get it.

If you’ve read the Fifty Shades trilogy, you would already know this. Oysters contain zinc which is important for testosterone and sperm production. They also contain dopamine which increases desire. Now you know! ; Eager to try? Click the picture for the recipe.

Being rich in omega-3 fatty acids, salmons not only help your heart remain healthy but also help your libido by supplying the building blocks that produce estrogen, progesterone and testosterone.