Pre-Valentine’s Special: Aphrodisiac Herbs in Chocolate

aphrodisiac herbs

aphrodisiac herbs

Aphrodisiac Herbs have been praised and widely used for thousands of years not only
as erotic agents, but also for their tremendous healing potency. They has been used to overcome infertility, sterility and frigidity in men and women naturally and without side effects. Herbal Aphrodisiacs are the nature’s
remedies to the sexual health.Perhaps the strongest side of Aphrodisiacs is ability to positively effects endocrine system and thus, their Rejuvenation effect. Many are renowned for stimulating and balancing the hormone production.

High hormone content has direct correlation to the body’s “biological age” versus its “chronological
age”. Aphrodisiacs are the gifts of Goddess Nature, to keep you young, healthy
and sexy.

Because Aphrodisiacs are stimulants, they can help you loose weight by
boosting metabolism and encreasing functions of all body systems.
As a dietary supplement, take about 1000 mg a day. If you want very
noticeable results, double the amount and allow 90 min before your favorite
activity.
Please avoid overdoses, for it can result in restlessness,
high blood pressure, difficulties sleeping and extraterrestrial sexual
fantasies. Each of Adevi Aphrodisiac Chocolates contains about 60 mg of
combined herbs.

You already know that i have passion for plants. Well, Cacao is a plant. For Valentine’s (which can be any day, to me), i infuse dark chocolate truffles with variety of the Aphrodisiac Herbs, listed below. The effect is simply unforgettable.
The truffles are available at http://www.AphrodisiacChocolates.com, just so you know.
When you enjoy Adevi Aphrodisiac Chocolates correctly, (that is, not
endulging the entire box on your own, but sharing with your partner, allowing
5-8 min of gazing into each other’s eyes between the chocolates), staying in a
great shape is guaranteed. Increase libido, stay in shape and be healthier – all the
key factors to a beautiful and a sexy.

Aphrodisiac Herbs used in Adevi Aphrodisiac Chocolates.

Horny Goat Weed
Other names: Yin Yan Huo. Plants in Genus Epimedium
Horny goat weed is a leafy plant that is native to Asia and the Mediterranean region.
Horny goat weed has a long history of use in traditional Chinese medicine.

Erectile Dysfunction and Sexual Dysfunction in Women.
According to folklore, horny goat weed’s reputed aphrodisiac qualities were discovered when a
Chinese goat herder noticed increased sexual activity in his flock after they
ingested the weed. Animal studies indicate that horny goat weed may work by
increasing nitric oxide levels, which relaxes smooth muscle and lets more blood
flow to the penis or clitoris. Horny goat weed also appears to act by
inhibiting the PDE-5 enzyme, which is the same way that the popular drug Viagra
works. Some evidence suggests horny goat weed may modulate levels of the
hormones cortisol, testosterone, and thyroid hormone, bringing low levels back
to normal. A study tested the estrogenic activity of 32 herbs used for menopause.
Epimedium brevicornum, was one of the highest estrogenic activity.

Yohimbe (Pausinystalia yohimbe)
Yohimbe is an evergreen tree that grows in western Africa in Nigeria, Cameroon, the Congo and
Gabon. The bark of the tree contains the active compounds called alkaloids. The
principal alkaloid is called yohimbine. Yohimbine is a prescription drug in the
United States for the treatment of erectile dysfunction. Its popularity has
waned since the introduction of Viagra. Yohimbe bark extracts are also sold in
health food stores and online. In Germany, it is not approved for use. Yohimbe
can cause a dangerous rise in blood pressure, as well as anxiety and other side
effects.
Traditionally, yohimbe was used in Africa for fever, coughs,
leprosy, and as an aphrodisiac. Today, yohimbe is promoted for the following
conditions: Erectile dysfunction Yohimbe bark extracts are widely promoted as a
natural aphrodisiac to increase libido and treat erectile dysfunction.
Yohimbine has been found to relax and dilate blood vessels in the penis,
resulting in increased blood flow and erection. It may also stimulate areas in
the brain involved in sexual desire.
For organic erectile dysfunction (erectile dysfunction caused by a physical problem), one small uncontrolled
study found that yohimbine was beneficial. Yohimbine appears to work better for
erectile dysfunction not caused by a physical problem. A German study examined
whether 30 mg/day of yohimbine for 4 weeks would help men with erectile
dysfunction not due to a physical problem. Yohimbine was found to be more
effective than placebo (71% vs 45%).
Weight Loss Yohimbine has been
found to increase lipolysis by increasing the release of norepinephrine
available to fat cells and blocking alpha-2 receptor activation.
Depression Yohimbe has been promoted as a herbal remedy for depression, because it blocks
an enzyme called monoamine oxidase. However, this is only found in higher doses
(over 50 mg/day), which is potentially unsafe.

Maca (Lepidium meyenii)
Other names: Peruvian ginseng
Maca is a plant with a radish-like root that is used as a food and for medicinal purposes.
Although maca is unrelated to the ginseng family, it has been dubbed “Peruvian
ginseng” because it is used as a folk remedy to increase stamina, energy, and
sexual function. According to folklore, ancient Incan warriors took maca before
going off to battle to make them physically strong. However, they were later
prohibited from taking it, in order to protect conquered women from their
heightened libidos. One study looked at the effect of 4 months treatment with
maca tablets on semen quality in nine adult men. Treatment with maca resulted in
increased seminal volume, sperm count, and sperm motility. A 12-week randomized
controlled trial looked at 1,500 mg maca, 3,000 mg maca, or placebo. After 8
weeks, there was an improvement in sexual desire in the men taking maca.

Kava (Piper methysticum)
Other names: kava kava, kawa, kew, yagona, sakau
Kava is a tall shrub in the pepper family that grows
in the South Pacific islands. It has been used there for thousands of years as a
folk remedy and as a social and ceremonial beverage. The part of the plant used
medicinally is the root. Although the root was traditionally chewed or made into
a beverage, kava is now available in capsule, tablet, beverage, tea, and liquid
extract forms. People use Kava to reduce Anxiety and Insomnia Because kava can
cause sedation, and in high amounts, intoxication, kava drinks are consumed in
some parts of the world in much the same way as alcohol. The main active
components in kava root are called kavalactones. Specific types of kavalactones
include dihydrokavain, methysticin, kavain, dihydromethysticin, dihydrokawain,
yangonin and desmethoxyyangonin. Although it’s not clear exactly how kava works,
kavalactones may affect the levels of neurotransmitters (chemicals that carry
messages from nerve cells to other cells) in the blood. Kava has been found to
affect the levels of specific neurotransmitters, including norepinephrine, gamma
aminobutyric acid (GABA) and dopamine.

Damiana (Turnera diffusa)
Other Names: aphrodisiaca
Damiana is a plant native to Mexico and the southern United
States. The dried leaves are used medicinally. Damiana has been widely used as
an aphrodisiac in Mexico for men and women.
The use of damiana as an aphrodisiac is somewhat controversial because there is no scientific evidence
that it works and yet it has been widely promoted as a sexual stimulant.
One study suggests that damiana may have plant compounds with effects similar to
those of progesterone. Over 150 herbs were tested for their ability to bind with
estrogen and progesterone receptors in breast cancer cells and found that the
damiana was among the six highest progesterone-binding herbs and spices.
Damiana is also used for asthma, anxiety, depression, headache, and
menstrual disorders, however, there is no scientific evidence that it works for
these conditions.

Ashwagandha (Withania somnifera)
The herb ashwagandha (Withania somnifera) is sometimes
called Indian Ginseng because it is thought to have similar effects on the body.
It is thought to increase energy, stamina, and sexual function.

Guarana (Paullinia cupana)
Other Names: Brazilian cocoa,
Guarana (pronounced gwa-ra-NAH) is a creeping shrub native to Venezuela and northern
Brazil in the Amazon rain forest. The fruit are small, bright-red, and contains
black seeds.
Guarana seeds are rich in caffeine and contain up to 4-8%
caffeine, more than coffee beans, which contain approximately 1-2.5% caffeine.
The seeds are also rich in tannins and xanthine alkaloids theophylline and
theobromine. Guaraná is reputed to be a stimulant and increase mental alertness,
fight fatigue, and increase stamina and physical endurance.
Guarana drinks and sodas are very popular in Brazil (where guarana is considered to be a health
tonic), almost as popular as cola-based sodas. Sweet, carbonated guarana drinks
include the popular brands Guaraná Antarctica, Guaraná Brahma, and Kuat (from
Coca-Cola Company). In North America, guarana has recently become a popular
ingredient in energy drinks and teas. Guarana is one of the richest sources of
caffeine, containing up to three times the amount of caffeine as coffee. Unlike
coffee, the amount of caffeine doesn’t have to be listed on guarana drinks. In
addition to its stimulant properties, guarana is also a popular ingredient in
herbal weight loss pills. Some evidence indicates that guarana may suppress
appetite and increase fat-burning.
An animal study examined the effect of 14 days of guarana supplementation on fat metabolism in sedentary and trained rats and found that the guarana’s fat-burning effect is due to the caffeine content.
Decaffeinated guarana extracts had no effect on lipid metabolism.
A Journal of Psychopharmacology study found that guarana improved memory, mood and
alertness at low (37.5 mg, 75 mg) vs. higher (150 mg, 300 mg) doses

Lavender (Lavandula)
Research is starting to confirm lavender’s sedative
qualities. It’s been found to lengthen total sleep time, increase deep sleep,
and make people feel refreshed. It appears to work better for women, possibly
because women tend to have a more acute sense of smell.

Source: About.com

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About Anya Pozdeeva, vifarms

Vertically Integrated Urbarn Aquaponics, Permaponics, Permaculture and Sustainable Living, New York Style! www.vifarms.com
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